Naoya Inoue vs Roberto Duran

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by JunlongXiFan, Sep 20, 2022.

  1. Barrf

    Barrf Active Member Full Member

    Sep 19, 2021
    Inoue probably walks into the ring at ~ 130. Unsure why there's so much talk of a size difference here.

    Don't get me wrong -- he's got a long way to go before I favor him to take out the #1 ATG at 135 -- but size wouldn't be his issue.
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  2. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    Inoue miles to big for Duran, obviously.
  3. Levook

    Levook Active Member Full Member

    Aug 26, 2020
    Inoue is a wonderful young fighter, one of the best out there these days. But he doesn't beat Duran.
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  4. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood When I'm drinking you leave me well alone Full Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    Duran is too short atleast 5inches shorter than Inoue
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  5. Rope-a-Dope

    Rope-a-Dope Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 20, 2015
    This is nonsense. So if Inoue gets day-before weigh-in and can come in at 130something, doesn't Duran get the same thing, which means he could come in at 140something? How about Montreal Duran vs. Inoue, how do you think that would go?
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  6. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    Duran fought a bunch of fights at 140 when he was the champ at 135. I don't think he liked making 135.
  7. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

    Sep 22, 2021
    Shame it may end with Duran I think. I don’t believe Roberto is interested or possibly capable of training guys the way Brown did for him. He’s the Tasmanian Tiger of the boxing world.
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  8. JunlongXiFan

    JunlongXiFan KC ATR: 31-5 SR: 31-5 Full Member

    Aug 9, 2020
    The goal is to stack the fight so that it could have happened and they're the same weight

    Obviously unfair to Duran, but it's the only way the fight could have actually happened. Duran having to make 130 could have happened too, actually, but that would be more unfair, obviously.