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Old 11-03-2012, 04:52 PM   #16
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i agree he always seemed filled with self confidence
And in the No Mas fight, he was filled with something else all together.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:28 PM   #17
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And in the No Mas fight, he was filled with something else all together.
I remember that was the excuse way back or more specifically Duran said he drank 2 gallons of water and had a huge steak before the fight. Why didn't he binge drink and eat during all his years as lighweight champ? He chooses his biggest fight ever to drink 2 gallons of water and have a steak knowing that might upset anyones stomach.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:56 PM   #18
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Roberto was known to partake in over-eating.

Crunch to make weight, then eat like a glutton.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:15 PM   #19
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In case classic posters have never ventured into the lounge, please bare in mind Longhorn is retarded before bothering to debate him, cheers
That's a tad harsh.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:23 PM   #20
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That's a tad harsh.
Yes it is.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:48 AM   #21
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I remember that was the excuse way back or more specifically Duran said he drank 2 gallons of water and had a huge steak before the fight. Why didn't he binge drink and eat during all his years as lighweight champ? He chooses his biggest fight ever to drink 2 gallons of water and have a steak knowing that might upset anyones stomach.
gallon of water weighs 8.35 lbs

Two gal = 16.7 lbs + 2 lbs for the steak => 19 lbs moved ol Roberto up to Super MW at fight time.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:41 AM   #22
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He was on his last poo of the night, of his daily ritual of 8 poo's. The previous 7 were standad poo's, but this last one was pefect plop. Like the apple on Newton's head, the poo gracefully landed in the water, and then it hit him,

"I can never beat Benitez :( ...no mas poo's today*
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:26 AM   #23
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was at this fight. Duran couldn't do Sh*T!! Benitez was too good!!!!
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:34 AM   #24
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Roberto Duran would dominate Wilfred Benitez in

1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 and 1980.

Wilfred has it in 1981, 1982 and 1983.

Roberto would have defeated a 'shop-worn and fragile' Wilfred anytime after that.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:23 PM   #25
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Two things to consider when comes to the Benitez-Duran fight, timing and styles.

I think this was Benitez's best fight he ever fought. Add that Benitez was at his physical peak, strength and conditioning wise.

Styles, slick boxers with good hand speed always tended give Duran hell (think Ray Lampkin). None were probably as slick as Benitez.

At lightweight Duran could eventually wear down the slick boxer with his superior strength. Not so with Benitez, as Benitez was the stronger of the two for this fight.
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Two things to consider when comes to the Benitez-Duran fight, timing and styles.

I think this was Benitez's best fight he ever fought. Add that Benitez was at his physical peak, strength and conditioning wise.

Styles, slick boxers with good hand speed always tended give Duran hell (think Ray Lampkin). None were probably as slick as Benitez.

At lightweight Duran could eventually wear down the slick boxer with his superior strength. Not so with Benitez, as Benitez was the stronger of the two for this fight.
Good point. If De Jesus had enjoyed the same physical advantages in their rematch, he'd have won.

But then, who wouldn't have problems with a faster, at least equally strong, really slick, experienced and skilled boxer?
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:30 PM   #27
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If Ray Leonard retired, like he said he wanted to after Roberto Duran I,

It is possible that Roberto Duran and Wilfred Benitez may have gotten
together in late-1980, for the Welterweight Championship.

Not sure if Wilfred could make 147 lbs. though, but for a $1,000,000 fight
purse, he would do it.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:49 PM   #28
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Good point. If De Jesus had enjoyed the same physical advantages in their rematch, he'd have won.

But then, who wouldn't have problems with a faster, at least equally strong, really slick, experienced and skilled boxer?

Well just about everyone would have a difficult time with a faster, equally strong boxer.

My point was that that type boxer was always the most difficult for Duran, say like a puncher was poison for Kenny Norton. A strong, heavy handed brawler was never a problem for Duran (even an old Duran), someone like Iran Barkley. But an Edwin Viruet was hell for him.
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