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> Roberto Duran vs Tito Trinidad, Welterweight fight both at their bests.
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post Aug 19 2007, 04:06 AM
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The Duran from the 1st Leonard fight stops Tito within 5.
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post Aug 19 2007, 09:25 AM
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QUOTE(nevets @ May 25 2007, 08:49 PM) [snapback]338358[/snapback]
I like the "Duran 6 out of 10 times" remark.

My problem with Duran is how straight up he stands, espacially against taller fighters. That is why Hearns was able to find him with his straight right in their fight. Tito's right hand is not as straight as Hearn's, it has a little extra motion to it. Duran wasn't as prone to the wider shots. I think Tito could move the smaller Duran with his punches, and make Duran a little cautious in the beginning. I think Duran would focus primarily on his one two combinations, and whack Trinidad's body with the occasional hook. I think Duran would start pressing a little more in the later rounds, and lose a disputed decision to his larger opponent.

Duran stands straight up against taller fighters? He certainly didn't stand straight up against Leonard! Duran was one of the hardest and most elusive fighters to hit!! We're talking about Duran at 147 at his best and not a Duran who had fought for years at 154, moved up to 160 to fight Hagler and then moved back down to fight Hearns. Leonard at age 75 was a better boxer than Tito at 147 and you see what a monster Duran was during that fight. And if you're comparing Hearns' power at 154 to Trinidad's power at 147, you're kidding yourself!

Duran (at his best) beats the one-dimensional Trindidad 9 out of 10 times with Duran losing by a fluke in one of those fights

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post Aug 19 2007, 05:53 PM
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QUOTE(Fuse @ Aug 19 2007, 10:25 AM) [snapback]354514[/snapback]
Duran stands straight up against taller fighters? He certainly didn't stand straight up against Leonard! Duran was one of the hardest and most elusive fighters to hit!! We're talking about Duran at 147 at his best and not a Duran who had fought for years at 154, moved up to 160 to fight Hagler and then moved back down to fight Hearns. Leonard at age 75 was a better boxer than Tito at 147 and you see what a monster Duran was during that fight. And if you're comparing Hearns' power at 154 to Trinidad's power at 147, you're kidding yourself!

Duran (at his best) beats the one-dimensional Trindidad 9 out of 10 times with Duran losing by a fluke in one of those fights


Well said.
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post Aug 19 2007, 11:06 PM
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At 147, Duran by UD.
At 154, Trinidad by late TKO.
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post Aug 19 2007, 11:43 PM
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I'm still surprised at people saying Duran can be hit easily-as Fuse mentioned, he rarely ever got hit flush. He slipped, feinted, & rolled with shots as well as anyone I've seen. It's why the Hearns' KO was SO damn shocking.
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post Aug 20 2007, 09:56 PM
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Duran had said in a spanish interview conducted earlier this year on the spanish espn classic that he did not prepare the way he should have for Hearns. He said he was partying and do all the thing you shouldn't be doing even admitting to useing cocaine not to long before the bout.
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post Aug 20 2007, 11:43 PM
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Duran was old, fat, and unmotivated against Hearns. That was very obvious.
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