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Old 04-21-2015, 10:40 PM   #1
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I mostly knew old man Duran. Best fight I saw him in live was the Barkley fight. I've seen the fights with Leonard & Hearns but I'd love to see some of his lightweight fights. What are some suggestions? I have watched the Buchanan fight but want to see more young Duran.
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:01 PM   #2
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Anything you can get your hands on at lightweight. Doesn't matter who. Most of it was just raw carnage anyway.

Definitely the de Jesús trilogy, if you've never seen those.
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:41 PM   #3
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The Lampkin fight.
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:30 AM   #4
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Someone already mentioned the DeJesus trilogy, good fights but what makes them stand out is the difference in Duran between fight 1 and fight 3. He was getting pegged with the left hook endlessly in fight one and then by fight 3 he had become the legend we know today, a man capable of doing what he did later in his life (Leonard, MW title etc.)

The Marcel fight is good also
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:54 AM   #5
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Al, totally agree with you on the difference between Duran 1 & 3. In '72 he was a wild-child. Very raw, wide open for a counter, which Dejesus obliged in fights 1 & 2. By the 3rd fight, he settled in to a sublime skill-set with underrated defense. I believe he peaked in that fight at 135 and then he was gone - migrating north to 147.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:03 AM   #6
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Palomino
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:15 AM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestions! Why did he skip 140 out of curiosity? Nobody would do that today.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:28 AM   #8
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The Palomino fight is my favorite Duran fight.

Truly a masterful beating he laid on Palomino.
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Thanks for the suggestions! Why did he skip 140 out of curiosity? Nobody would do that today.
Money.

There was simply more of it at 147.

He did offer Pryor $750,000 to fight him and while that was happening Pryor was changing management and therefore didn't sign the contract right away and because of this hesitation, Duran moved on.

But your right, he could have had a belt at 140 and at 130. (He fought for the 135 belt against Buchanan weighing 133.) I think he could have lost 3lbs.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:26 AM   #10
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I mostly knew old man Duran. Best fight I saw him in live was the Barkley fight. I've seen the fights with Leonard & Hearns but I'd love to see some of his lightweight fights. What are some suggestions? I have watched the Buchanan fight but want to see more young Duran.
If you want a young Duran on the rise watch the Kobayashi fight. One of his best performances I think.
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:18 PM   #11
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Apart from, the early ones, Palomino, Moore and Cuevas.
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Old 04-22-2015, 01:14 PM   #12
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Old 04-22-2015, 01:21 PM   #13
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marcel is a great fight(bull**** stopage but whatever)

watch marcel v argeulo too
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Old 04-23-2015, 12:57 AM   #14
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The Lou Bizzaro fight where Duran chases him around until he knocks him out is beautiful. The Buchanan fight were he beats up a great champion is spectacular. The Palomino fight was a classic domination of a good fighter and former champion. Palomino had a granite chin and a Duran combination knocked him down.
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Old 04-24-2015, 11:38 PM   #15
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Thanks for the suggestions! Why did he skip 140 out of curiosity? Nobody would do that today.
He fought at 140 but the bigger money was at 147
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