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Old 04-06-2014, 07:09 PM   #1
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no doubt duran was great but you cant hold him in a high regard as leonard hearns hagler or the likes.the others you could put in with todays fighters and they would still be great.duran was basically the ricky hatton of his day,great but not elite
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:11 PM   #2
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:20 PM   #3
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He was a lightweight who was an underdog and beat one of the greatest welterweights ever. Before that he was great, and even after a couple losses bounced back and made history at 160. He won fights he shouldn't and did what even Hagler, Hearns, or anybody else could never do and that's beat a prime Sugar Ray Leonard. NEXT!
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:22 PM   #4
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:31 PM   #5
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No he is great but i see what ur saying. But you gotta think about it this way, every past fighter/any athlete is always looked at like there all greats in every damn sport, tbh it gets annoying though and there are def fighters now that would/can beat duran yes.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:36 PM   #6
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No he is great but i see what ur saying. But you gotta think about it this way, every past fighter/any athlete is always looked at like there all greats in every damn sport, tbh it gets annoying though and there are def fighters now that would/can beat duran yes.
Like who? The only person that can beat Duran nowadays is Mayweather. Duran would smash everyone else.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:40 PM   #7
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Because of his achievements during the 1970's and 1980's.

A lot of fans always talk about the big fights he had in the 80's, but IMO he was even more impressive in the 70's when he was in his absolute prime (1976-1979.) He only lost once at 135 lbs and was able to avenge it. At 135 lbs, he was one of the greatest fighters ever lb for lb- very powerful, good jab, excellent head movement and was able to box guys from a distance or make it a phone booth fight inside the pocket, an area which he was elite in. He was very deserving for fighter of the decade honors of the 1970's. His career in the 70's alone makes him an ATG.

By the time he took on Leonard in 1980 in Montreal, Duran's record was around 72-1 going into that fight. You can make a case he was just coming out of his prime at that point.

And what he did in the 80's sealed his fate as an almost universally recognized top 10-15 P4P fighter ever when beat a young and undefeated Leonard, stopped an unbeaten champ (although he was still a green fighter) in Davey Moore at JMW, went 15 rounds in a tight fight with Marvelous Hagler (who at that juncture seemed like an invincible fighter,) and than beat Iran Barkley for his MW title.

He was one of the very best, no question.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:45 PM   #8
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He only lost once at 135 lbs and was able to avenge it.
Actually his loss to de Jesus was at 140. He retired undefeated at 135.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:40 PM   #9
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no doubt duran was great but you cant hold him in a high regard as leonard hearns hagler or the likes.the others you could put in with todays fighters and they would still be great.duran was basically the ricky hatton of his day,great but not elite


Uh......have you ever examined the career of Roberto Duran? Seen any of his fights???
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:46 PM   #10
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With only 110 post, just delete this account and come back with new account to troll with. But before coming back please learn the art of trolling. This is just a stupid post.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:48 PM   #11
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Probably because Hungry Like the Wolf is one of the catchiest songs of the 80's. Still played 100,000 times on the radio world wide daily.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:56 PM   #12
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no doubt duran was great but you cant hold him in a high regard as leonard hearns hagler or the likes.the others you could put in with todays fighters and they would still be great.duran was basically the ricky hatton of his day,great but not elite

Why don't you try watching the guy, if you're a boxing fan?

Then form your own opinion.

But the answer to your question is that he gets talked about so highly because idiots such as yourself, criticise him without ever having watched any of his fights. So go watch him fight and then try telling us he's the Ricky Hatton of his day.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:00 PM   #13
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Great, a legend but he gets too overrated around these parts.

People make him out to be some unbeatable man but he had his weaknesses. A pure boxer was his kryptonite. Mayweather would have outboxed him, even Ray Charles could see that.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:02 PM   #14
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Duran is TBE
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:03 PM   #15
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Great, a legend but he gets too overrated around these parts.

People make him out to be some unbeatable man but he had his weaknesses. A pure boxer was his kryptonite. Mayweather would have outboxed him, even Ray Charles could see that.
and yet you say Danny Garcia is an ATG
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