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Old 06-01-2012, 08:10 PM   #91
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I see he is generally regarded more or less as the best fighter of the 70's. I honestly don't know a whole lot about him, and it's shameful . My excuse is he was before my time.

Anyway..

When was his 'prime' generally considered to be?

Top 10 wins of his career? I see thanks to boxrec that he did in fact lose to Hearns and Hagler both. Was this because he was past prime/above his optimal weight?

Also, anything else I should know? Thanks in advance!
Duran's prime was definitely from 1974 to 1979, while he was a dominant lightweight, fighting at his optimum weight of 135 lbs. When Duran moved up to 147 lbs, he lost some of his speed, and his punching power counted for less. Still, it's a tribute to Duran's greatness that gave SRR a whipping in their first bout.
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Duran's prime was definitely from 1974 to 1979, while he was a dominant lightweight, fighting at his optimum weight of 135 lbs. When Duran moved up to 147 lbs, he lost some of his speed, and his punching power counted for less. Still, it's a tribute to Duran's greatness that gave SRR a whipping in their first bout.
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Too be fair Sugar Ray was beyond washed up.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:59 AM   #97
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Yes..and by the way, it's a more honorable, at least more understandable excuse for Duran quitting than otherwise.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:25 PM   #98
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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zKtj1o41nQ&list=FLpfNMmZMC4FZ5UTpIeVh_NQ&index=2&feature=plpp_video[/ame] great tribute with some classic music
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best latino fighter in history and the most charismatic as well

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I see he is generally regarded more or less as the best fighter of the 70's. I honestly don't know a whole lot about him, and it's shameful . My excuse is he was before my time.

Anyway..

When was his 'prime' generally considered to be?

Top 10 wins of his career? I see thanks to boxrec that he did in fact lose to Hearns and Hagler both. Was this because he was past prime/above his optimal weight?

Also, anything else I should know? Thanks in advance!
Some condensed Duran from the DeJesus trilogy. The version that showed up in the third is the closest thing to unbeatable at Lightweight we'll Ever See.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlD9UjDa9uM&feature=youtube_gdata_player"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlD9UjDa9uM&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/ame]
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:33 PM   #101
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I think the best fighter of the 1970's and the best Lightweight in history.

He was winning big fights even when he was a shell of himself in the mid-late 1980's.
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