Part two of “10 fights that cemented Roberto Duran’s legend,” compiled by RingTV.com’s resident historian Lee Groves, chronicles five of Hands of Stone’s greatest victories, spanning 15 years – from Duran’s pound-for-pound prime to his time as a middle-aged underdog title challenger.
In honor of 62-year-old Roberto Duran’s scheduled Sept. 7 exhibition fight in Buenos Aires, RingTV.com’s resident historian Lee Groves presents his choice of the 10 fights that cemented the legend of “Hands of Stone.”
Ring of Fire, the story of Emile Griffith, will air on Friday at 10 p.m. on The MSG Network.
Fans are still buzzing about Gennady Golovkin and the undefeated WBA middleweight titleholder’s future. Dougie is asked to give his thoughts on a number of matchups (potential and mythical) for Golovkin as well as other fan friendly fights in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Donny Lalonde discusses his fateful catchweight bout with Sugar Ray Leonard in 1988 and how weight issues figured into the outcome, and offers his thoughts on the practice of inventing new weight limits for fights today.
Miguel Cotto could be closing in on a date for his ring return this year, and the list of possible opponents includes a lot of heavy hitters.
Read on for all the fan feedback on Floyd Mayweather’s masterful domination of Robert Guerrero, as well as questions and speculation about what might be next for the Pound-for-Pound king, that one Monday mailbag can hold (don’t worry, there will be more in Friday’s mailbag). Enjoy!
Florida welterweight standouts Andre Berto and Keith Thurman are schedueld to fight in separate bouts on a Showtime-televised card in July. Berto will face veteran gatekeeper Jesus Soto-Karass; Thurman will fight fellow unbeaten puncher Diego Chaves.
Ageless Hall of Fame ring announcer Michael Buffer will be profiled on HBO’s debut series “Cornered” on March 5.
Adrien Broner: “I know what fight can happen, and that’s me and [Manny] Pacquiao.”