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17 APRIL 2014

 

Duran finally says no mas


Panamanian fight legend Roberto Duran has finally announced that he is to quit boxing - at the grand old age of 50. The four times world champion fought as recently as last July, when he lost a points decision to fellow old-timer Hector Camacho Senior, and may have continued had he not been involved in a car crash in Argentina in October which left him with a collapsed lung and damaged ribs

"I can't return to fight anymore because it is going to take a lot more time (to recover)," he told the El Panama America newspaper. "As of now, I am exercising so that when the honours (to celebrate his retirement) arrive the people will see me in shape!

The highlight of Duran’s distinguished career was his 1980 victory over then welterweight champion Sugar Ray Leonard. Unfairly some labelled him a quitter when he subsequently lost the rematch after famously turning his back and declaring no mas. His record of 104-16 is more difficult to argue with.

For a detailed bio of Duran’s career, click //www.secondsout.com/legends/legends_31455.asp">here.



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