Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by InMemoryofJakeLamotta, Jun 15, 2020.
What is the origin of that moniker used to describe one Roberto Duran?
Oddly enough, it had nothing to do with boxing. It originally was given to describe his basketball shooting ability as a teenager on his club team.
He's having you on.
Originally it was from his piano teacher.
You and Morlocks are freaking hilarious, LMMFAO.
Yeah, he used to throw up bricks, lol
I always thought it was because he knocked out a horse
I remember someone on this forum years ago said it was from a very early fight where he battered his opponent badly, and either the opponent or the opponent's trainer were very suspicious that his gloves/wraps were 'loaded' in some way.
So the opponent or his trainer made sure he was close by and watching when the gloves were removed, inspected the gloves and wraps and found everything was legit and said : "You must have hands of stone !"
I recall hearing a boxing announcer in Panama giving him that name
Sugar Ray Leonard said every time Duran hit him it was like being hit with a bag of rocks.
There was this guy who lived on my street who beat a lot of the neighborhood guys in boxing matches, I think he would have knocked out a prime Roberto Duran. He was that good.
He was like 140 pounds but very lean and ripped and he was knocking out 250 pound guys. Duran never knocked out anyone that big.
I don`t know but happy birthday to Duran who is 69 today.
Why isn't he still fighting, he's in his prime. 69 is the new 29