How would Ray Robinson deal with Montreal Duran ?

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  1. emallini

    emallini Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I'm thinking Robinson wins a close decision over 15. Opinions ?
     
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  2. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    I believe that Robinson could engage Duran the same way Ray Leonard did in Montreal and win anyway. Sugar Ray had so much firepower as a Welterweight. I don`t say that lightly because Duran was a great fighter especially at that point in his career.
     
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  3. yancey

    yancey Active Member Full Member

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    Basically agree.

    I think it would be about 9-6 SRR.
     
  4. N_ N___

    N_ N___ Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Leonard basically fought that fight in the mold of Robinson's style, but Robinson was better at fighting that way. I think he'd win a decision or stop him late.
     
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  5. timmers612

    timmers612 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Give the main five fighters with the style your speaking of who Robby avoided. Besides Burley, Ray has never been talked of as avoiding fighters and Duran didn't have a "Panamanian style" as every other great from Panama I can think of had far different skills then Roberto.
     
  6. burt bienstock

    burt bienstock Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The thread should have read "how would Roberto Duran DEAL with welterweight Ray Robinson "?...Answer, very well thank you...
     
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    timmers612 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ahem, you forgot to write out the five main Panamanian style fighters you said Robby avoided, Im sure you forgot but will complete this task when you come back in again.
     
  8. timmers612

    timmers612 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Burt, coming from you thats a big plus for Mr Hands of Stone!
     
  9. burt bienstock

    burt bienstock Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    T, forgive me but I really meant to convey that the Ray Robinson I saw at his zenith when he was rampaging through the welterweights would
    have dealt the much shorter Roberto Duran a drubbing no doubt.
    Robinson at close to 6 ft. would have a big advantage over Roberto and
    beat him quite comfortably...This is not to discredit Roberto Duran who was at his best when a lightweight...I also feel that the prime iron jawed Keed Gavilan would have outpointed Duran ,both at welterweights...
     
  10. Nighttrain

    Nighttrain 'BOUT IT 'BOUT IT Full Member

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    I give the slight edge to the Sugarman, based on power.
    No wait, Duran...evolution of the game.
    Robinson. ...but it's close.
     
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  12. timmers612

    timmers612 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I'll take that as your admission you made up your facts in your head. Kids.
     
  13. timmers612

    timmers612 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Thanks for the feedback Burt! I wish I could have seen the bouts you and your dad did. Gavilan would have been a great match up for Roberto at welter and I also would take him by a hair.
     
  14. timmers612

    timmers612 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Boxed, sorry we got into it too, no hard feelings ok friend, and you can get that c, if you need help ask for it at school, you deserve it ok.
     
  15. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Damn right. Robinson was always picking on those slow white fighters like Tommy Bell, Kid Gavilan and George Costner. They made him look unbeatable because they were slow, white and lame.