Happy Birthday Roberto Duran

Roberto Duran - Turning 66 years old day is the great, the hugely celebrated Roberto Duran. One of the finest "born fighters" in history, Duran lit up the sport in a major way for years. Arguably the finest living fighter today, Duran did everything his way.

Turning 66 years old day is the great, the hugely celebrated Roberto Duran. One of the finest “born fighters” in history, Duran lit up the sport in a major way for years. Arguably the finest living fighter today, Duran did everything his way.

Turning pro in February of 1968, Duran won a UD over four-rounds against a guy named Carlos Mendoza. Roberto would go on to score a number of brutal KO’s and he would also collect no less than four world titles in different weight classes – lightweight, welterweight, light-middleweight and middleweight being the divisions this legend conquered.

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The legendary Roberto Duran lists his top five all time fighters

Roberto Duran - Recently, the great, the immortal, the legendary  ( and also the most down to  earth boxing  superstar  one could wish to  meet) Roberto Duran paid a visit  to  this writer's  home town. Duran, for many millions  of  fans, THE greatest living  fighter  (above Ring Magazine's  recent choice for the honour; Sugar Ray Leonard )  dropped in at Henry Wharton's gym in York.

Recently, the great, the immortal, the legendary ( and also the most down to earth boxing superstar one could wish to meet) Roberto Duran paid a visit to this writer’s home town. Duran, for many millions of fans, THE greatest living fighter (above Ring Magazine’s recent choice for the honour; Sugar Ray Leonard ) dropped in at Henry Wharton’s gym in York.

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Roberto Duran: The Greatest Living Fighter!

Roberto Duran - While the movie celebrating and paying (reasonably accurate) tribute to is currently enjoying only what one could call mixed reviews at best, the great, the legendary Roberto Duran is many fans' pick when it comes to listing the greatest living boxer/fighter.

While the movie celebrating and paying (reasonably accurate) tribute to is currently enjoying only what one could call mixed reviews at best, the great, the legendary Roberto Duran is many fans’ pick when it comes to listing the greatest living boxer/fighter.

Who am I to disagree with The bible (of boxing) Ring Magazine, but I’m not alone when I feel the publication, so much a staple of fight fans’ lives for so many years, got it wrong when they recently listed Sugar Ray Leonard as the greatest surviving fighter. It’s a close one, granted, but in the opinion of many Duran and all his accomplishments tops Leonard as the very best.

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