It took place on June 22, 1996 in Atlantic City. It was a bout for the vacant International Boxing Council version of the middleweight title. It was not the title at stake that the fans were interested in. It was the match up. The legendary Roberto Duran was going to take on Hector “Macho” Camacho. In 1994 Duran had met the popular Vinny Pazienza for the IBC’s super middleweight...
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Esteban De Jesus; A tragic story

If ever a boxer was a victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, it was Puerto Rico’s Esteban De Jesus. This former one time claimant of the W.B.C. lightweight title may have been the best Puerto Rican 135 pounder since Carlos Ortiz. Unfortunately he boxed during the era of possibly the greatest of all lightweights, Roberto Duran. This occurred on November 17, 1972 at...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

No Mas: Leonard vs. Duran documentary debuts on ESPN Tuesday night

No Mas, a documentary by Emmy award-winning director Eric Drath, is set to premiere on ESPN tomorrow,  Tuesday, October 15, at 8 P.M. ET. As part of the Peabody award-winning ESPN 30 for 30 series, the film chronicles the events surrounding the legendary 1980 boxing match between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran. This fight proved to be a career crossroads for two of boxing...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Revisiting "No Mas" With ESPN 30 For 30

As befits the latest installment of ESPN’s acclaimed 30 For 30 series, or any boxing documentary if you’re really feeling facetious, "No Mas," (debuting Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET) is anachronistic from the get go. From the opening shots of Ray Leonard’s ageless torso as he pounds the heavy bag in his home gym, to the eventual face off between the two protagonists at the...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Fighter Quits and Jumps Out of the Cage in the Middle of His Fight

I’m not entirely sure what caused Brazilian fighter Claudinei Angelo to call a timeout, quit and flee the cage but I’m just glad it was caught on film. It’s not everyday you see someone quit a fighting during the fight and the jump the cage. This actually reminds me of a Jay-Z lyric, “I’m tryna hit you then quit you in the middle round, Like I’m Roberto Duran, no mas”...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary “No Mas” on Sugar Ray Leonard & Roberto Duran debuts Oct 15th

ESPN Films’ award-winning 30 for 30 film series continues with No Más, which will premiere on Tuesday, October 15, at 8 p.m. ET. The film, directed by Eric Drath (Renee), chronicles the rivalry of boxing legends Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran. In the midst of boxing’s contemporary golden age -­ the 1980’s -­ stood two fighters who established a captivating rivalry....
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Remembering Ken Buchanan On The Anniversary Of His Legendary Roberto Duran Battle

(Ken Buchanan, on his knees, as Roberto Duran walks away; via) The anniversary of one of the most controversial fights in the history of boxing falls this week. It was on June 26, 1972 that a young and hungry Panamanian by the name of Roberto Duran faced Scotland’s world lightweight champion Ken Buchanan at Madison Square Garden. Duran may have only been emerging as the...
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June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Usher To Play Sugar Ray Leonard In Upcoming Roberto Duran Biopic

Usher, or Urshur to his friends, is going full Ali and playing a boxer in an upcoming Roberto Duran biopic called Hands of Stone. He’ll be playing the role of nemesis Sugar Ray Leonard. “You couldn’t find a more stylized boxer than Sugar Ray Leonard,” Usher said by telephone. “He was an incredible motion guy, the way he moved around the ring, and I think my dancing will...
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May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Al Bernstein calling pay-per-views for 30 years, since Hagler-Duran

When Hall Of Fame boxing broadcaster Al Bernstein serves as ringside analyst on the  May 4 SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View telecast of Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero he will celebrate a significant milestone. It will mark 30 years since he did his first major pay per view  match in 1983—Marvin Hagler vs. Roberto Duran. In those 30 years Al has also called  PPV matches featuring ...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Roberto Vasquez vs. Mario Briones headlines in Panama this weekend

This Friday, March 30, at Arena Roberto Duran, in Panama City, Panama, promoters  Sampson Lewkowicz (Sampson Boxing LLC) and Carlos Gonzalez (Pro Stars Boxing), in association with Veneto Wyndham Grand Hotel & Casino and the Panamanian Tourism Bureau, will proudly present  "Win-Win" a night of world-class professional boxing that will also be televised live...
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March 28, 2012  |  Discuss

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