'Manos de Peidra'

Sugar Ray Leonard's interview on Fresh Air yesterday was pretty incredible and is worth checking out. I really liked hearing Leonard talk about Roberto Duran, and the unfortunate fact that he is mostly remembered for the 'No Mas' fight. I saw that bout as a kid. It made an impression on me because it was the first time I had seen a guy win a physical confrontation through an act of mental domination. 


At any rate, Duran shouldn't be remembered for that fight. I didn't realize this until I checked Wikipedia but Duran fought in five separate decades. Leonard was saying that unfortunately Duran is remembered as a brawler, but in fact, he was quite the technician. 


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