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Old 03-28-2012, 07:27 AM   #1
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Default Who was more skilled: Sugar Ray Robinson or Roberto Duran

Who was the more skilled, versatile fighter in your opinion?
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:43 AM   #2
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:46 AM   #3
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Robinson more versatile...Not much between them in the skill departments.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:59 AM   #4
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Robinson for me is the most skilled filmed fighter in history.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:07 AM   #5
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Robinson without a doubt
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:27 AM   #6
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I have yet to see any fighter who was as complete a package as SRR, there's no such thing as a perfect fighter but SRR is about as close as were ever gonna get ya herd?
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:42 AM   #7
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Default Re: Who was more skilled: Sugar Ray Robinson or Roberto Duran

They were both skilled and versatile in different ways. Two great fighters and if the peak welter Robinson fought the peak welter Duran it would of been a real close one IMO.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:50 AM   #8
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:52 AM   #9
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Default Re: Who was more skilled: Sugar Ray Robinson or Roberto Duran

Robinson was more complete.

But i've honesty not seen any fighters that mixed offense and defense so simultaneously whilst pressing a fight like Duran did.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:00 AM   #10
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Robinson was a better athlete, had better intangibles in general, but skill for skill there's next to nothing between them as I see it. In fact, I might actually give Roberto the edge when it simply comes down to mastery of the craft. The two best overall boxers I've ever seen.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:07 AM   #11
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But i've honesty not seen any fighters that mixed offense and defense so simultaneously whilst pressing a fight like Duran did.
I totally agree with this!

Roberto for me
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:44 AM   #12
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Robinson for me. I think he could most things better than Duran. I also give Robinson the edge in having a great chin.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:48 AM   #13
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Defence - Duran, better punch slipping and parrying
Lateral movement/movement - Robinson
Punch technique -I'd go with Robinson but then how much of that is athleticism?
Cutting off the ring/offensive footwork - slight edge to Duran here

Skill wise it's actually pretty close, Robinson being P4P better with his natural gifts
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:31 AM   #14
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Robinson was a better athlete, had better intangibles in general, but skill for skill there's next to nothing between them as I see it. In fact, I might actually give Roberto the edge when it simply comes down to mastery of the craft. The two best overall boxers I've ever seen.

I second that. Robinson was the better athlete, but skill-wise, we're splitting hairs. They were great and maximized their skillsets.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:32 AM   #15
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Duran's athleticism is kind of underrated i think.
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