Number of Views: 20437It has been just over a year since the boxing world narrowly missed having another tragedy on its hands. On October 3rd, 2002, Roberto Duran nearly lost his life in an auto accident. It’s amazing that despite the horrific nature of the accident, in which Duran suffered severely damaged lungs and ribs, he spoke of fighting yet again. But the severity of the injuries forced him to once again say "No Mas," but this time, nobody is going to accuse him of being a quitter. If there was ever a fighter who has given more of his life to the ring than the legendary "Hands of Stone," I’d like to know who. His career spanned longer than any other pugilist in history, turning pro in 1967 he competed every year except for 1985 and 1990.
The rags to riches fairy tale life began in the Banana Republic of Panama on June 16th, 1951. Roberto Carlos Duran was born in the impoverished Chorillo section of Panama. He was the second of nine children born to Osvaldo and Clara Duran. It is to his Mexican father ...Number of Views: 8742Sugar Ray Robinson is considered by many boxing historians as the greatest fighter to ever lace em' up. Born Walker Smith Jr. (May 3, 1921 - April 12, 1989), Robinson is almost always ranked among the top three boxers ever in both the welterweight and middleweight classes.
Robinson's amateur career was quite impressive as he compiled a record of 85-0 (69 KOs), with 40 of those victories coming in the first round.
Robinson turned professional in 1940 at the age of 19 and by 1951 had a professional ...Number of Views: 10385Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; January 17, 1942) is a three-time World Heavyweight Champion, and is widely considered one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all-time.
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 17, 1942.
He discovered boxing at the age of 12 and would go on to become an outstanding amateur boxer. As an amateur, Clay won a handful of Golden Glove titles, and the Light Heavyweight gold medal in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. Clay's amateur record was 100-5.
As a professional, Clay would go on to have great success as well.
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