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Old 10-01-2007, 03:27 AM   #46
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Well if thats the case then my bad, I didn't detect the sarcasm. Sorry.

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Old 10-01-2007, 01:13 PM   #47
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Because he was by far the smallest out of the 4. He wasnīt a ***** like Hearns, who fought at 147 lbs with the height of 6ī2. Can you immagine PBF having the balls and move up to 160 lbs for example and fight Pavlik? I canīt...
I'm just saying roberto duran wasn't a big money draw, cuz the truth is julio cesar chavez, ray leonard and mike tyson were far more popular than him.
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Old 10-01-2007, 02:18 PM   #48
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I'm just saying roberto duran wasn't a big money draw, cuz the truth is julio cesar chavez, ray leonard and mike tyson were far more popular than him.

But it sounded a bit disrespectful, I mean, he was by far the smallest and he was the one who went up in weight, no shame to lose there against Hagler in a close fight at 160 lbs, and against a puncher like Hearns...
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Old 10-01-2007, 02:26 PM   #49
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But it sounded a bit disrespectful, I mean, he was by far the smallest and he was the one who went up in weight, no shame to lose there against Hagler in a close fight at 160 lbs, and against a puncher like Hearns...
Well Benitez was only 1 weight class above him and he beat duran fairly easily. It was after this fight that duran would go on to beat moore and cuevas, so you can make excuses but, duran was still a worldclass fighter when benitez outboxed him. It is this fight that usually tells me that whitaker would beat duran head to head at welterweight or 154. Duran never did so good against the 'movers'. He was always looked great against the brawlers.
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Well Benitez was only 1 weight class above him and he beat duran fairly easily. It was after this fight that duran would go on to beat moore and cuevas, so you can make excuses but, duran was still a worldclass fighter when benitez outboxed him. It is this fight that usually tells me that whitaker would beat duran head to head at welterweight or 154. Duran never did so good against the 'movers'. He was always looked great against the brawlers.

Yeah, but whatīs your point now with this post? That Duran is overrated? Yeah, for me, heīs also a bit overrated. But the last thing you can criticize him for, is for losing against Hagler, SRL and Hearns, that was just my point...
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Yeah, but whatīs your point now with this post? That Duran is overrated? Yeah, for me, heīs also a bit overrated. But the last thing you can criticize him for, is for losing against Hagler, SRL and Hearns, that was just my point...
Duran overrated?! Yes at Welterwieght he was beatable at times, But at Lightweight he was practically industructable! & the Welterweight performance in Montreal will forever cement Duran's position among the elite. As far a popularity goes, after some victories, it was almost a national holiday when Duran returned to Panama!
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