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Roberto Duran boxer

Roberto Duran image
Status inactive
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 7″/170cm
Reach 66″/168cm
Debut 1968-02-23
Born 1951-06-16
Nationality Panama
Residence Panama City, Panama
bouts
119
won
103
lost
16
draw
0
bouts
119
won
103
lost
16
draw
0
Status inactive
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 7″/170cm
Reach 66″/168cm
Debut 1968-02-23
Born 1951-06-16
Nationality Panama
Residence Panama City, Panama

Roberto Durán Samaniego (born June 16, 1951) is a Panamanian former professional boxer who competed from 1968 to 2001. He held world championships in four weight classes: lightweight, welterweight, light middleweight and middleweight, as well as reigns as the undisputed and lineal lightweight champion, and the lineal welterweight champion. He is also the second boxer to have competed over a span of five decades, the first being Jack Johnson. Durán was known as a versatile, technical brawler and pressure fighter, which earned him the nickname of "Manos de Piedra" ("Hands of Stone") for his formidable punching power and excellent defense.In 2002, Durán was voted by The Ring magazine as the fifth greatest fighter of the last 80 years, while boxing historian Bert Sugar rated him as the eighth greatest fighter of all time. The Associated Press voted him as the best lightweight of the 20th century, with many considering him the greatest lightweight of all time. Durán finally retired in January 2002 at age 50 (having previously retired in 1998) following a car crash in October 2001, with a professional record of 119 fights, 103 wins, and 70 knockouts. Up until his fight with Wilfred Benítez in 1982, he was trained by legendary boxing trainer Ray Arcel.

Roberto Durán Samaniego (born June 16, 1951) is a Panamanian former professional boxer who competed from 1968 to 2001. He held world championships in four weight classes: lightweight, welterweight, light middleweight and middleweight, as well as reigns as the undisputed and lineal lightweight champion, and the lineal welterweight champion. He is also the second boxer to have competed over a span of five decades, the first being Jack Johnson. Durán was known as a versatile, technical brawler and pressure fighter, which earned him the nickname of "Manos de Piedra" ("Hands of Stone") for his formidable punching power and excellent defense.In 2002, Durán was voted by The Ring magazine as the fifth greatest fighter of the last 80 years, while boxing historian Bert Sugar rated him as the eighth greatest fighter of all time. The Associated Press voted him as the best lightweight of the 20th century, with many considering him the greatest lightweight of all time. Durán finally retired in January 2002 at age 50 (having previously retired in 1998) following a car crash in October 2001, with a professional record of 119 fights, 103 wins, and 70 knockouts. Up until his fight with Wilfred Benítez in 1982, he was trained by legendary boxing trainer Ray Arcel.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
July 14, 2001 Hector Camacho WDWWWW Pepsi Center, Denver LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 12, 2000 Patrick Goossen WWWLWL Yakama Legends Casino, Toppenish WIN
Unanimous decision
June 16, 2000 Pat Lawlor LWLLLW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Juan Diaz WIN
Unanimous decision
March 6, 1999 Omar Eduardo Gonzalez WLWWWW Mar del Plata LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 28, 1998 William Joppy WWWWLW Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas World Boxing Association World Middleweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 31, 1998 Felix Jose Hernandez LLLDLW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 15, 1997 David Radford WWLWWD Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal WIN
Unanimous decision
June 14, 1997 Jorge Castro WWLWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 15, 1997 Jorge Castro WWWLWW Mar del Plata LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 27, 1996 Mike Culbert WWWLWW Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 31, 1996 Ariel Cruz LLWWLL Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
KO
June 22, 1996 Hector Camacho WWWWDW Mark Etess Arena, Atlantic City vacant International Boxing Council Middleweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 20, 1996 Ray Domenge WLWWWW Mahi Temple Shrine Auditorium, Miami WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 21, 1995 Wilbur Garst WWWLWW War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale WIN
Technical knockout
June 10, 1995 Roni Martinez WWWWWW Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 14, 1995 Vinny Pazienza WWWWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City International Boxing Council Super Middleweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 18, 1994 Heath Todd WLWW Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis WIN
Corner retirement
June 25, 1994 Vinny Pazienza WWWWWW MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas International Boxing Council Super Middleweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 29, 1994 Terry Thomas LWLWDW Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 22, 1994 Carlos Montero WLLWLL Palais des Sports, Marseille WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 14, 1993 Tony Menefee WWWWWW Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 17, 1993 Sean Fitzgerald WWWWWW Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis WIN
KO
June 29, 1993 Jacques LeBlanc WLWWWW Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 17, 1992 Ken Hulsey LLLWWW Cleveland State Convocation Center, Cleveland WIN
KO
Sept. 30, 1992 Tony Biglen LWWLWL Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
Unanimous decision
March 18, 1991 Pat Lawlor WWWLWW Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 7, 1989 Ray Leonard WWWWWD Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 24, 1989 Iran Barkley WWLWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Middleweight

WIN
Split-decision
Oct. 1, 1988 Jeff Lanas WWWLWL International Amphitheatre, Chicago WIN
Split-decision
April 14, 1988 Paul Thorn DWWWWW Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Corner retirement
Feb. 5, 1988 Ricky Stackhouse LLWWWL Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 12, 1987 Juan Carlos Gimenez LDWWWW James L. Knight Center, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
May 16, 1987 Victor Claudio LLWWLL Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
June 23, 1986 Robbie Sims WLWWWW Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas LOSS
Split-decision
April 18, 1986 Jorge Suero LL Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
KO
Jan. 31, 1986 Manuel Esteban Zambrano LWLLLL Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
KO
June 15, 1984 Thomas Hearns WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 10, 1983 Marvin Hagler WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

World Boxing Association World Middleweight

World Boxing Council World Middleweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 16, 1983 Davey Moore WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Association World Super Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 29, 1983 Pipino Cuevas WWLWWL Sports Arena, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 12, 1982 Jimmy Batten WLWWLW Orange Bowl, Miami WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 4, 1982 Kirkland Laing WWLWLW Cobo Hall, Detroit LOSS
Split-decision
Jan. 30, 1982 Wilfred Benitez LWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 26, 1981 Luigi Minchillo WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 9, 1981 Nino Gonzalez WWWWWW Public Hall, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 25, 1980 Ray Leonard WWWWWL Superdome, New Orleans World Boxing Council World Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
June 20, 1980 Ray Leonard WWWWWW Olympic Stadium, Montreal World Boxing Council World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 24, 1980 Wellington Wheatley WDLWWW Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 13, 1980 Joseph Nsubuga WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 28, 1979 Zeferino Gonzalez WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
June 22, 1979 Carlos Palomino WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
April 8, 1979 Jimmy Heair WLWLWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 8, 1978 Monroe Brooks WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Sept. 1, 1978 Ezequiel Obando WLLL Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
KO
April 27, 1978 Adolfo Viruet WWLWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 21, 1978 Esteban De Jesus WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas World Boxing Association World Lightweight

World Boxing Council World Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 17, 1977 Edwin Viruet WWLWWW Spectrum, Philadelphia World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 6, 1977 Bernardo Diaz LWLLWL Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
KO
May 16, 1977 Javier Muniz WLLWLL Capitol Center, Landover WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 29, 1977 Vilomar Fernandez WWWWWL Fontainbleau Hotel, Miami Beach World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 15, 1976 Alvaro Rojas LWLWWW Hollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
KO
July 31, 1976 Emiliano Villa WWWLWL Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
May 23, 1976 Lou Bizzarro WWWWWW County Field House, Erie World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
KO
May 4, 1976 Saoul Mamby LWLWWD Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 20, 1975 Leoncio Ortiz LWWWWW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 30, 1975 Edwin Viruet DWLWWW Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 13, 1975 Alirio Acuna LLL Gimnasio Jose D. Crespo, Chitre WIN
KO
Aug. 2, 1975 Pepe El Toro WWLL Managua WIN
KO
June 3, 1975 Jose Peterson LLWLLW Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
Technical knockout
March 2, 1975 Ray Lampkin WWWWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 15, 1975 Andres Salgado LLLLW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
KO
Dec. 21, 1974 Masataka Takayama WWWLWW Plaza de Toros, Zapote World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 16, 1974 Adalberto Vanegas WWD Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 31, 1974 Jose Vasquez WWWW Gimnasio Nacional Eddy Cortés, San Jose WIN
KO
Sept. 2, 1974 Hector Matta LWWWLW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan WIN
Unanimous decision
July 6, 1974 Flash Gallego LLLLWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
March 16, 1974 Esteban De Jesus WWWWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 16, 1974 Armando Mendoza LWWLWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 21, 1974 Leonard Tavarez DWLWWW Palais des Sports, Paris WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 1, 1973 Tony Garcia WWWDWW Gimnasio Escuela Normal, Santiago de Veraguas WIN
KO
Sept. 8, 1973 Guts Ishimatsu WWWWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 4, 1973 Doc McClendon LLWLWD Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
June 2, 1973 Hector Thompson WWDWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 14, 1973 Gerardo Ferrat LWWWLW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
March 17, 1973 Javier Ayala WWDLWW Sports Arena, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 22, 1973 Juan Medina WWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 20, 1973 Jimmy Robertson WWLLWL Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 17, 1972 Esteban De Jesus WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 28, 1972 Lupe Ramirez LLLWWL Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
KO
Sept. 2, 1972 Greg Potter WWLDWL Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
KO
June 26, 1972 Ken Buchanan WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 10, 1972 Panchito Munoz LLWWLW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 15, 1972 Angel Robinson Garcia LDLLWL Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 16, 1971 Hiroshi Kobayashi DWWWWL Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
KO
Sept. 13, 1971 Benny Huertas WLLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
July 18, 1971 Fermin Soto LLWWLW Monterrey WIN
Technical knockout
May 29, 1971 Lloyd Marshall WLWWLL Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
March 21, 1971 Jose Acosta WWWLDW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
KO
Jan. 10, 1971 Jose Angel Herrera WLWWWW Plaza de Toros Monumental, Monterrey WIN
KO
Oct. 18, 1970 Ignacio Castaneda LWLLLL Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 5, 1970 Marvin Castaneda LL Gimnasio Municipal, Puerto Armuelles WIN
KO
July 18, 1970 Clemente Mucino WWWWLL Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
KO
May 16, 1970 Ernesto Marcel WWWWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
March 28, 1970 Felipe Torres LWLLWL Mexico City WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 23, 1969 Luis Patino WDLDWD Gimnasio Neco de la Guardia, Panama City WIN
KO
Sept. 21, 1969 Serafin Garcia LLLLLL Gimnasio Neco de la Guardia, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
June 22, 1969 Adolfo Osses LWWDWL Gimnasio Neco de la Guardia, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
May 18, 1969 Jacinto Garcia WLWWWW Gimnasio Neco de la Guardia, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 1, 1969 Eduardo Frutos LLLLLL Estadio Nacional, Panama City WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 19, 1969 Alberto Brand WLLWWL Gimnasio Neco de la Guardia, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 7, 1968 Carlos Howard D Gimnasio Neco de la Guardia, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 16, 1968 Juan Gondola LWLDLL Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
KO
Sept. 22, 1968 Cesar De Leon DWW Gimnasio Neco de la Guardia, Panama City WIN
KO
Aug. 25, 1968 Leroy Carghill WLWLLL Gimnasio Neco de la Guardia, Panama City WIN
KO
Aug. 10, 1968 Enrique Jacobo Panama City WIN
KO
June 30, 1968 Eduardo Morales Gimnasio Neco de la Guardia, Panama City WIN
KO
June 15, 1968 Manuel Jimenez Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
KO
May 14, 1968 Juan Gondola LLWLDL Colon WIN
KO
Feb. 23, 1968 Carlos Mendoza W Arena de Colon, Colon City WIN
Unanimous decision