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Old 10-03-2009, 10:13 AM   #16
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Duran had no business at all winning the fight. There are just some nights where everything is stacked against you and you can't win.

Sickeningly good gameplan, too. Counter right over the jab, all night, swell the eye, right hands some more. So simple. So difficult.

I honestly get choked up every time I see that fight. When a fighter gives that much, that he has to clinch and hold on, and grimace and retreat to the ropes and flurry just to try and survive it's like you share something intimate with them -- as if they show you something that was private, something you weren't supposed to see. It is beautiful and moves me.

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This post gave me the goosebumps.

There are two other things that makes that fight surreal...

1. This victory is unprecedented in boxing history.

2. Barkley did what a younger, stronger, taller, bigger man is supposed to do against a smaller, old fighter. He invested to the body -and he was winding those shots up so hard I thought I saw a few of them come of Duran's back. He applied intense pressure and forced a hectic pace that Duran hadn't seen in about 9 years. He worked behind the jab...although you saw Duran's expertise when Barkley threw a lazy one at the end of round and BING! Duran comes over with a beeee-autiful right counter.

Duran was supposed to either fold or fade. He did neither. Relying on both herculean will and a supreme set of skills not seen since the Golden Era, Duran forced Gil Clancy a seasoned, grizzled, old school trainer to concede "Duran is showing me -again- that he is one of the greatest fighters to ever live"......."I just don't believe this man, Al [Bernstein]"......"Duran just got his second or third win, I don't know"....... And Al Bernstein had the classic observation while Duran was standing in his corner before one of the earlier rounds, waiting for the bell:

"The eyes of Roberto Duran. There's a sinister look there.... even now."
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:21 AM   #17
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This post gave me the goosebumps.

There are two other things that makes that fight surreal...

1. This victory is unprecedented in boxing history.

2. Barkley did what a younger, stronger, taller, bigger man is supposed to do against a smaller, old fighter. He invested to the body -and he was winding those shots up so hard I thought I saw a few of them come of Duran's back. He applied intense pressure and forced a hectic pace that Duran hadn't seen in about 9 years. He worked behind the jab...although you saw Duran's expertise when Barkley threw a lazy one at the end of round and BING! Duran comes over with a beeee-autiful right counter.

Duran was supposed to either fold or fade. He did neither. Relying on both herculean will and a supreme set of skills not seen since the Golden Era, Duran forced Gil Clancy a seasoned, grizzled, old school trainer to concede "Duran is showing me -again- that he is one of the greatest fighters to ever live"......."I just don't believe this man, Al [Bernstein]"......"Duran just got his second or third win, I don't know"....... And Al Bernstein had the classic observation while Duran was standing in his corner before one of the earlier rounds, waiting for the bell:

"The eyes of Roberto Duran. There's a sinister look there.... even now."
Beatifully summed up Stonehands I havent actually got this fight on DVD, I have the Duran-Moore fight, only seen Duran v Barkley on youtube, might have to get in contaact with Raging Bull about this one, I guess its about time I did.
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:38 AM   #18
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:42 AM   #19
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How much did that cost you Robbi?
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:45 AM   #20
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How much did that cost you Robbi?
Around 35 (print and frame).
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Around 35 (print and frame).
Really? Off the net I presume? You got a link?
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Old 10-03-2009, 11:01 AM   #22
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The fact he was way past his best makes the achievement all the better. Plus don't forget Barkley had K.O'd Hearns, then later in the re-match, took a decision, so he was no mug.
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Old 10-03-2009, 11:02 AM   #23
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I'd love that up on the wall, nice one
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Old 10-03-2009, 11:34 AM   #24
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I think we can all agree his best win is the Leonard fight.

After that you can pretty much rank them any way you like, depending on how you feel about the wins really.

After the Leonard win Id persoanally have it

2. DeJesus II
3. DeJesus III
4. Barkley
5. Palomino
The Massacre over Davey Moore is my woody popper.....

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Old 10-03-2009, 11:56 AM   #25
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Really? Off the net I presume? You got a link?
I paid 10 for the print, which was second hand as had been in a frame, and 20 for the framing. Only 30 sorry. You can't get those prints anymore as they were limited to 850 pieces. I also have a Hagler-Leonard and a Donald Curry solo one.


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Click on "index" to see the prints.
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I paid 10 for the print, which was second hand as had been in a frame, and 20 for the framing. Only 30 sorry. You can't get those prints anymore as they were limited to 850 pieces. I also have a Hagler-Leonard and a Donald Curry solo one.


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Thanks for the info Robbi Looking at the Marco antonio Barrera one right now!
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:29 PM   #27
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This one isn't on the site. It was limited to only a 100 worldwide.
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:49 PM   #28
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What I really find astonishing with this fight is Duran's comeback in the last third of the fight. Barkley had the edge after 8 rounds and had been landing great body shots. By all logic he should have begun to take over completely at this point against his smaller and older opponent, but instead Duran stole the show. One of the best comebacks I've seen all things considered.

I consider this his best win. Not his best perfomance, but his best win.
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What I really find astonishing with this fight is Duran's comeback in the last third of the fight. Barkley had the edge after 8 rounds and had been landing great body shots. By all logic he should have begun to take over completely at this point against his smaller and older opponent, but instead Duran stole the show. One of the best comebacks I've seen all things considered.

I consider this his best win. Not his best perfomance, but his best win.
Bokaj,

Remember though, one judge did score for Barkman after 12 rds...... Duran won a split decision............. I think Albert Bernstein even scored for Barker by a round or two, yet Gilberto Clancy was in favor of Duran........

I did see and I recorded the live PPV telecast in 1989........ Bernstein and Clancy called the shots......... A full woody popper for me.......


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Old 10-03-2009, 12:59 PM   #30
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Around 35 (print and frame).
jeezus, i've got the Duran/Leonard MONTREAL job somewhere, i've been tearing the place apart & i can't ****in FIND IT
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