Tag Archives: Roberto Duran

Remembering the Great Lightweight Champ Joe “Old Bones” Brown

He had a common name and an elegant ring manner. His career is justly celebrated but also largely forgotten. Anyone […]

Ward-Kovalev II: I’m Going With My First Instinct

Handicapping the rematch in boxing should be easier than handicapping the first meeting between two elite championship caliber fighters. And […]

Ward vs. Kovalev: This Time, All the Pressure is on Kovalev

It was the signature fight of his career. He fought an undefeated opponent in the opponent’s home country. In spite […]

Looking Back With Fresh Eyes, the Right Guy Won the Hagler-Leonard Fight

MY HAGLER-LEONARD NOTEBOOK REVISITED — Thirty years later, some people still can’t understand why Marvelous Marvin Hagler walked away from […]

The Richie Sandoval Story: Hard Times and High Times for a Knight of the Prize Ring

To say that former world bantamweight champion Richie Sandoval had a boxing career marked by highs and lows would be […]

A Night of Unbridled Violence at Madison Square Garden

A NIGHT OF UNBRIDLED VIOLENCE — Sometimes—not very often—but sometimes the  intensity, ferocity and even  cruelty that fighters like Mike […]

Recommended for Christmas: The Roberto Duran Story, New on DVD

“HANDS OF STONE” THE MOVIE — One of the most interesting prizefighters in the last 50 years for many reasons […]

The Greatest Fighter Alive

The Greatest Fighter Alive – Forty-four years after swiping Ken Buchanan’s world lightweight championship and thirty-six years after shoving Sugar […]

Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran in Big Bear with Sugar Shane

BIG BEAR, Ca.-Legendary boxer Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran has been a hit in Cannes, France among the Hollywood elite […]

Fighting Roberto Duran “He Got Me in the Second”

Fighting Roberto Duran – I first met Ezekiel Obando six years ago.  He was the trainer of a group of […]