What Was Durans Best Win?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Fergy, Sep 12, 2021.

  1. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    Just finished reading my latest Duran book.
    Duran is a bloody Legend!
    Any way, what's Roberto s best win for you?
    I'm going with his first title win against our wee Kenny.
    Only a young guy, but he crushed Buchanan.

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  2. TipNom

    TipNom Active Member Full Member

    Jun 19, 2019
    The Leonard win imo.
    It's one of the single greatest wins of all time.
  3. SwarmingSlugger

    SwarmingSlugger New Member Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    The Leonard win was prob the most significant historically, but his wins against Buchanan and Barkley are right behind it. Also the Hagler fight while not an official win was very significant as no one else went 15 with Marvin as champ, and it showed exactly why Duran is an ATG.
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  4. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    Both good answers lads.
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  5. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    I can't see how it isn't the Leonard win. Moves up 10+lbs and beats no less than the second best welterweight ever. Buchanan and Barkley are fighting for second with DeJesus, and either Marcel or Ishimatsu at five. Maybe Fernandez or Moore. Or Cuevas, or... etc

    Lots to choose from, but Leonard is definitely number one IMO.
  6. SambaKing1993

    SambaKing1993 Don't do it Zachary! Full Member

    Sep 17, 2018
    What kind of question is this, @Fergy ?

    Get back to making Mike Tyson threads.
  7. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    Yep, that's a cracking win. To put a dint in to Sugars perfect record must have killed him!
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  8. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Active Member Full Member

    Oct 22, 2020
    Leonard, that win is a legacy fight.
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  9. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 23, 2019
    I can't see how that wouldn't be first and only choice. Leonard up to that time was widely considered the Boxing Miracle to take prime Ali's place. Duran made him look real bad.
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  10. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 23, 2018
  11. Balder

    Balder Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 10, 2012
    The Leonard fight was 15 rounds of the most technically proficient , stunningly vicious , and beautiful to watch - while keeping you at the edge of your seat for the entire 15 rounds fight.

    Many of the greatest fighters people know about, say this is also their favorite fight of all time. When other greats list it as their favorite you know it has to be something special.

    That said, Buchanan was indeed one of the greatest and most overlooked champions around . Their fight was also phenomenal. Kenny was coming back in the final rounds prompting the Duran foul shot that ended it. Duran also never gave him a rematch for a reason. I legit think Buchanan was one fighter Duran had concerns about fighting again.

    But, yeah, SRL vs Duran. .......Legendary
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  12. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 26, 2009
    Actually Buchanan was offered a rematch. It was for far less money than he wanted and in Panama, but he himself confirms he turned it down.
  13. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    The Barkley fight, I've know a couple that say that's his greatest win. It's definitely a massive accomplishment when you look at where Duran has actually started. To come from lightweight champ 17years previously, to beating an hard hitting middle like Barkley!
    Takes some bloody doing.
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  14. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    I am shocked that anyone would say anything but this.
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  15. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

    Mar 24, 2019
    Leonard is his greatest win but my personal favourite is the victory over Barclay
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