Which of these past lightweights would you have most liked to see Roberto Duran fight?

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Which of these past lightweights would you have most liked to see Roberto Duran fight?

  1. Henry Armstrong

    16 vote(s)
    48.5%
  2. Barney Ross

    2 vote(s)
    6.1%
  3. Carlos Ortiz

    3 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. Ike Williams

    7 vote(s)
    21.2%
  5. Julio Cesar Chavez Sr

    14 vote(s)
    42.4%
  6. Freddie Welsh

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Pernell Whitaker

    11 vote(s)
    33.3%
  8. Floyd Mayweather Jr

    8 vote(s)
    24.2%
  9. Joe Gans

    4 vote(s)
    12.1%
  10. Benny Leonard

    7 vote(s)
    21.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. sas6789

    sas6789 Active Member Full Member

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  2. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Blue Valentine Full Member

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    For me, its Ike, Leonard or Gans. I pick Ike. Would be very close IMO.
     
  3. timmers612

    timmers612 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Burt Bienstock who posted here until in his 90's said he watched Ike in his prime and said he was the greatest lightweight he ever saw including Roberto.
     
  4. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Blue Valentine Full Member

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    Yes, I remember reading through his old posts. They were great. Is he still with us?
     
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  5. Mod-Mania

    Mod-Mania Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Armstrong and Chavez purley for excitment and Whitaker because he's the only LW i'd personally give a shot at beating Duran and also because of the clash of styles.
     
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    timmers612 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Earlier in the year he was, I believe he is 93 now.
     
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  7. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I recall someone saying he was now not in great health and unable to post . I've seen a few of his post s,a very good Link to the past , that very few have . It's a shame he's gone .
     
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  8. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Blue Valentine Full Member

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    That's a shame about his health. Not to be to blunt or offensive, but he won't have much longer with us on the forum. I hope he can post with us again. His posts were like a look into the past. Amazing to read.
     
  9. timmers612

    timmers612 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    We lost an unreplaceable link to the past with Burt, I sure and glad he was here all those years! As Burt said, Cheers.
     
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  10. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Blue Valentine Full Member

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    Anyway, who would you like to see against Duran most?
     
  11. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Whitaker & FM are boring fights with Duran taking a UD off both.
    As for the rest there all very good picks and some would be great great fights but I dont see anybody beating prime Duran @ 135
     
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  12. Minotauro

    Minotauro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Duran vs Ike Williams would be the dream match at light weight for me, closely followed by Armstrong vs Chavez.
     
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  13. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Active Member Full Member

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    Whitaker ...and it's a 50/50 in my opinion
     
  14. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I think Pea is a nightmare style for Duran. Slick southpaw who had hand speed and utilized angles. I think he boxes Roberto’s ears off and wins going away. And I’m a huge Duran fan.

    I’d rather see him against JCC. Wind ‘em up and let ‘em go. But I think Duran probably pulled a DeJesus III approach and surprises Chavez’s by boxing him silly for 8-10 rounds before getting aggressive and bullying him for a UD or late stoppage. Too versatile. But I’d love to see it.

    I’d also like to see Duran-Arguello. I don’t think it’s AA’s best weight but it would be great to see what he could do tactically.
     
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  15. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Duran destroys Whitaker inside 7. Body punches speed great counters KO
     
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