Panamanians of Mexican Descent - Roberto Dur N (Paperback)


Chapters: Roberto Dur n. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 18. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Roberto Dur n 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 spent an additio...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=63328

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Chapters: Roberto Dur n. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 18. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Roberto Dur n 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 spent an additio...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=63328

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September 2010

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978-1-156-93847-8

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