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Duran...the best fighter since Armstrong and Robinson; Part 5

The Long Goodbye 1983-2001 Part 2

Iran Barkley – WBC Middleweight Championship

After 17 months of lazing around enjoying himself, Duran decided that he was making a come back, which is probably safe assume was for the money. Two twelve thousand capacity crowds turned up at the Gimansio Neuvo in Panama as two…

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Added by Andy Paterson on January 29, 2013 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Duran...the best fighter since Armstrong and Robinson; Part 4

The Long Goodbye 1983 – 2001 Part 1

Marvin Hagler – World Middleweight Championship

The mere thought of a showdown between the undisputed middleweight champion and Roberto Duran around 1982 would have sounded absurd however after the complete destruction of Davey Moore the potential for the fight happening was now a…

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Added by Andy Paterson on January 25, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Duran...the best fighter since Armstrong and Robinson; Part 3

Into the Abyss and the Return to Glory – 1982 – 1983

Wilfred Benitez – WBC Light Middleweight Championship

Wilfred Benitez was a defensive master aptly named the Radar. He had an uncanny way of seeing his opponent’s punches before they had actually thrown them. He was perhaps the most defensively gifted fighter every to…

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Added by Andy Paterson on January 20, 2013 at 7:35am — No Comments

Duran...the best fighter since Armstrong and Robinson; Part 1

For decades now the debate regarding who is currently the best fighter or who is the best fighter of all time continues to be one of the most talked about topics amongst fans and journalists.

The mythical pound for pound rankings are subjective and take’s fighters across different weight categories and eras and putting them together regardless of weight class.

At the present…

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Added by Andy Paterson on January 11, 2013 at 7:31pm — 2 Comments

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