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Old 10-10-2012, 03:24 AM   #31
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[quote=MAG1965;13959308]I don't think Duran was that little. If you see him with Hagler in 1983, he is not this little lightweight with a big middleweight. I remember reading that Hagler and Duran did a soft drink commercial in 1982 or 1983, and someone noticed how they were not too different in size, which is how it came about that Duran could maybe fight Hagler. And Duran later after he retired looks like he got up to 250 or 260, although now it looks like he is down to 180 or so. You could not see a guy like Floyd weighing 250 or 260 like Duran does. Even Hearns now looks like he weighs about 210 or so.[/quote/

Actually Duran blew up to about 300 to 320 lbs, and thats when he decided to lose weight..I saw the picture of him at his biggest..It was hard to look at.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:26 AM   #32
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And its because of Duran's size that at LW and WW his power was underestimated.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:31 AM   #33
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Having no defense like Moore it's a wonder Duran didnt ko him earlier. Moore was tough. Duran did lose to nobody Kirkland though
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:56 AM   #34
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Davey Moore & Cuevas both felt his thudding type power.

Palamino was surprised how hard he hit too.
Your right ..I dont think Palomino was expecting to get that hard..that many times..
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:02 AM   #35
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I don't think Duran was that little. If you see him with Hagler in 1983, he is not this little lightweight with a big middleweight. I remember reading that Hagler and Duran did a soft drink commercial in 1982 or 1983, and someone noticed how they were not too different in size, which is how it came about that Duran could maybe fight Hagler. And Duran later after he retired looks like he got up to 250 or 260, although now it looks like he is down to 180 or so. You could not see a guy like Floyd weighing 250 or 260 like Duran does. Even Hearns now looks like he weighs about 210 or so.[/quote/

Actually Duran blew up to about 300 to 320 lbs, and thats when he decided to lose weight..I saw the picture of him at his biggest..It was hard to look at.
That is smart that he lost weight. I have to lose weight also. We get older and our metabolism slows down. Did he ever mention being that high in weight and having to lose? I did notice he lost a lot of weight since he looks like the old Duran now. That must have been hard for him to do.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:19 AM   #36
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That is smart that he lost weight. I have to lose weight also. We get older and our metabolism slows down. Did he ever mention being that high in weight and having to lose? I did notice he lost a lot of weight since he looks like the old Duran now. That must have been hard for him to do.
It has been said that when Duran starting fighting at 154 he was havin weight issues. Walkin around at about 170 or 180..thats alot of weight ytou gotta lose to make WW or MW
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:21 AM   #37
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Duran's weight issues could have started at WW..Maybe that why what happened with Benitez happened.
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I don't think Duran was that little. If you see him with Hagler in 1983, he is not this little lightweight with a big middleweight. I remember reading that Hagler and Duran did a soft drink commercial in 1982 or 1983, and someone noticed how they were not too different in size, which is how it came about that Duran could maybe fight Hagler. And Duran later after he retired looks like he got up to 250 or 260, although now it looks like he is down to 180 or so. You could not see a guy like Floyd weighing 250 or 260 like Duran does. Even Hearns now looks like he weighs about 210 or so.
Hagler was about an inch taller, but Duran's height, reach, chest and waist at lightweight were practically identical to Julio Cesar Chavez's at lightweight. I have no idea why you can't accept that. Duran was not natural at 154. He was fat. it doesn't matter that he fought at 154 as early as 1978. All that proves is that he was overweight.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:24 PM   #39
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I don't think he lost much power ascending to welterweight frankly. He was always kinda big and strong for a lightweight anyway, and remember he turned pro when he was like 15 years old or something.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:15 AM   #40
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At 15 he was still knockin out Sailors to feed his family
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:17 AM   #41
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[quote=mr. magoo;13961721]I don't think he lost much power ascending to welterweight frankly. He was always kinda big and strong for a lightweight anyway, and remember he turned pro when he was like 15 years old or something.[/quote/

If anything he gained some power goin to 147
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:34 AM   #42
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@Mr Magoo...Duran wasnt kinda a strong fighter at LW. He was a ****ing Beast at LW!...
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I don't think Duran was that little. If you see him with Hagler in 1983, he is not this little lightweight with a big middleweight. I remember reading that Hagler and Duran did a soft drink commercial in 1982 or 1983, and someone noticed how they were not too different in size, which is how it came about that Duran could maybe fight Hagler. And Duran later after he retired looks like he got up to 250 or 260, although now it looks like he is down to 180 or so. You could not see a guy like Floyd weighing 250 or 260 like Duran does. Even Hearns now looks like he weighs about 210 or so.
Hagler is like 5'6 max.
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Duran was a big lightweight and Hagler a small middleweight.

Duran is on the right after a enjoying the sun for too long.

Probably why these guys were so freaking tough was that they were so stocky.
Same goes for Tua, Tyson too etc. (Barbados Joe Walcott and Sam Langford too)
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