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Iran Barkley: I Boxed A Legend… Roberto Duran

By Scoop Malinowski Our next edition of the “I Boxed A Legend” series features Iran Barkley on his memories of facing Roberto Duran. The 28-year-old New Yorker fought Roberto Duran during a blizzard in Atlantic City in 1989. After falling short against Marvin Hagler in 1983 and Thomas Hearns in ...

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Jockey Great Jorge Velasquez Loves Boxing

Just before Panama imported Roberto Duran into the American boxing scene in 1971 there was another sports figure from Panama who made a major mark. Jockey Jorge Velasquez won more races than any other jockey in America in 1967. In 1969, the 23 year old Velasquez was the top jockey ...

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Danny Burke’s Close Encounter With Roberto Duran

By Scoop Malinowski Danny Burke was a good friend of mine and a lot of other kids in George Washington junior high school in Wayne, NJ. He participated in our boxing matches and other activities. One of those kids who everybody liked because of his enthusiasm, friendly positive spirit, and ...

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Saoul Mamby Remembers Fighting Roberto Duran

Saoul Mamby: When I Boxed A Legend… Roberto Duran By Scoop Malinowski Saoul Mamby boxed Duran on May 4, 1976 in Miami Beach, FL in a non-title fight. Duran was 24-years-old and in the midst of his reign as World Lightweight champion. From the Bronx, Mamby was 28, with an ...

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1988 Scoop: Duran Threw The Rematch To Leonard

  By Scoop Malinowski One of the first big boxing shows I ever attended was the February 5, 1988 Atlantic City tripleheader of Marlon Starling defending his WBA Welterweight title vs Fujio Ozaki, Mark Breland vs Juan Alonso Villa and a ten rounder featuring Roberto Duran vs Ricky Stackhouse. As ...

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Biofile: Roberto Duran Interview

      Status: Boxing Hall of Famer. Four-time world champion. Ht: 5-7 Wt: 200 DOB: June 16, 1951 In: Guarare, Panama Childhood Hero: “Muhammad Ali. ” Childhood Dream: “Always wanted to be a fighter. ” Favorite Movies: “John Wayne movies. Arnold Schwarzeneggar movies. Terror movies. Halloween. Jerry Lewis and ...

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