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Samaniego (born June 16, 1951) is a retired professional boxer from
Panama of Mexican and Panamanian descent, widely regarded as one of
the greatest boxers of all time. A versatile brawler in the ring,
he was nicknamed "Manos de Piedra" (or "Hands of Stone") during his
career. In 2002, he was chosen by The Ring to be the 5th greatest
fighter of the last 80 years., Bert Sugar rates him as the 8th
greatest fighter of all-time and many consider him the greatest
lightweight of all time. He held world titles at four different
weights - lightweight (197279), welterweight (1980), junior
middleweight (198384) and middleweight (1989). He was the second
boxer to have fought in five different decades. He finally retired
in January 2002 at age 50 (having previously retired in 1998)
following a bad car crash in October 2001, with a professional
record of 119 fights, 103 wins with 70 KOs. Up until the second Ray
Leonard fight, he was trained by legendary boxing trainer Ray
Arcel. Dur n was born in june 16, 1951 Panama, in the slums of El
Chorrillo in a place called "La Casa de Piedra" (The House of
Stone). A child born from a Mexican father and a Panamanian mother.
He made his professional debut in 1968 at the age of 16. After an
initial adjustment he won thirty in a row, and scored knockout
victories over future featherweight champion Ernesto Marcel and
former super featherweight champion Hiroshi Kobayashi, culminating
in his first title bout in June 1972, where he controversially
defeated Ken Buchanan at New York's Madison Square Garden for the
WBA world lightweight championship. Dur n was ahead on all three
cards at the end of the 13th round, at which time the fighters
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