Roberto Duran vs Esteban DeJesus II Another very fun fight! Cossell sucks as a boxing analyst but he is always excitable lol. Esteban is either not in as good of condition as the first fight or he punches himself out and gets fatigued or Duran’s inside combinations to the body wear him down or some combination of the 3. Esteban takes advantage of Duran lowering his right and finding Duran again off balance drops him for a flash KD. He nearly does so again in the 2nd 5th and 8th...Duran does this again in the 10th but his balance is better and either Duran shakes it off like nothing or Esteban just has little power to his shots now. Duran does a couple of sloppy things, but his overall skill chin toughness make it hard to exploit that. In multiple fights now he has issues with his right dropping it low and leaving himself open to counter lefts, and sometimes slow bringing it back. So far Esteban is the only one good enough to take advantage of it or exploit it. Ditto Duran’s foot placement and balance, where his aggression or movement leads him out of position and open to flash KD’s. He was not hurt by the left in rd 1 merely off center and Esteban used his momentum against him with a well timed and placed left. Again this happened in 2-5-8, but Duran was not hurt just off balance and did not go down. Interesting that Duran found himself fighting backwards and back to the ropes in 7-9. He did not look sharp in 7, but definitely looked sharper more accurate and crisper inside during 8 and clearly won those. During 9 Esteban forced him back briefly and scored nice, Duran is quality but not great backing up or back to the ropes. His punch volume is high, and what a motor. He does slow down in 5-6 and fight more from midrange. His midrange boxing skills are good but not great as Dejesus gets the better of the jabs and boxing. In 7 Duran again turns up the intensity and increases his volume as Dejesus slows down. By mid 9 Duran is being very patient and methodical in stalking but not overpressimg keeping his footwork clean working behind a solid jab, working the body and very accurate on his punches. In the 10th the writing is on the wall this won’t go 15. Duran very patient systematic and methodical stalking and cutting the ring off as Dejesus wants to circle and move rather than exchange. Dejesus is slow in his punching with wild looping hooks opening him up to more damage. In 11 Duran lands a nice right and his closing follow up is very patient. Dejesus chooses to stay down rather than absorb any more punishment. Good call! RBR 1 Esteban 10-8 2 Draw 3 Roberto 4 Roberto 5 Draw 6 Esteban 7 Duran 10-8 8 Duran 9 Duran 10 Duran 11th rd KO Duran! Good fight and proves he is a smart patient finisher.