Where did "Hands of Stone" come from?

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  1. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta We Do Chicken Right!! banned Full Member

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    What is the origin of that moniker used to describe one Roberto Duran?
     
  2. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  3. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    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.
     
  4. WAR01

    WAR01 In the 7.2% Full Member

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    Really??!!
     
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  5. Scratch

    Scratch Active Member Full Member

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    He's having you on.

    Originally it was from his piano teacher.
     
  6. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You and Morlocks are freaking hilarious, LMMFAO.
     
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  7. Clinton

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    Yeah, he used to throw up bricks, lol
     
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    I always thought it was because he knocked out a horse
     
  10. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    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 !"
     
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  11. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I recall hearing a boxing announcer in Panama giving him that name
     
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  12. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

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    Sugar Ray Leonard said every time Duran hit him it was like being hit with a bag of rocks.
     
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  13. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

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    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.
     
  14. mark ant

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    I don`t know but happy birthday to Duran who is 69 today.
     
  15. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

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    Why isn't he still fighting, he's in his prime. 69 is the new 29