What was the most skilled attribute of Roberto Duran?

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  1. Scott Cork

    Scott Cork Member Full Member

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    Hands of stone
     
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    META5 Active Member Full Member

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    The tekkers of his infighting - he's showing high-level catch wrestling skills in there - the use of forearms, the elbow and bicep traps, the uppercuts, finding space with weight shifts, dips, pivots - really high level stuff in there.
     
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    MarkusFlorez99 Active Member Full Member

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  7. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ridiculously vicious relentlessness.
     
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  8. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    At 135 his power and viciousness.

    At 147 and up his subtle defensive mastery and unsurpassed infighting and countering ability.

    At all weights his aura.
     
  9. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Relentless, vicious ridiculousness.
     
  10. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    That right hand lead. The way he threw it, the position he held his right glove, ****ed slightly. It was quick, explosive, hard to avoid. The horse even tried to roll with it but was slept in hay.
     
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    roughdiamond Bronsonville Full Member

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    His judgment of distance. He knew exactly where he and his opponent where at all times.
     
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  13. fists of fury

    fists of fury Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    All the above. :)

    It's really hard to pick just one.
     
  14. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    It's such a boxing tragic wank answer, but his transitions from defence to attack and attack to defence are astonishing, it's like tear to a glass eye stuff, for me it was years before I even really understood what i was looking at. When he does a really good one it makes me laugh. This provides for him punching opportunities that other fighters don't have - all time great fighters. Jofre. Ray Leonard. Hagler. They didn't have these opportunities. I think that this is what Arcel meant by "natural fighter", seeing and understanding what was possible.

    He sees and understands what is possible better than any fighter filmed in colour.
     
  15. Young Terror

    Young Terror 2013 Poster Of The Year Full Member

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    Mixing offense with Defense and vice versa.
     
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