Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran (119-16 70 KOs) is celebrating today his 60th birthday. Born in Panama, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time. Trainer Freddie Roach says Duran would beat Manny Pacquiao if the two ever met in the ring.
Boxing expert Bert Sugar rates Duran as the 8th greatest fighter of all-time and many consider him the greatest lightweight of all time. Duran held world titles at four different weights—lightweight (1972–79), welterweight (1980), junior middleweight (1983–84) and middleweight (1989). He was the second boxer to have fought a span of five decades.
Duran is the only man in boxing history to win fights in 5 separate decades. He registered wins in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and the 2000s.
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