The Fabulous Four

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By Gav Duthie: When I was first getting into boxing I went round to my high street HMV and bought all the boxing history videotapes I could. Youtube is great these days but it was guys like Bert Sugar, Harry Carpenter, Teddy Atlas etc that set the scene in these historic video/DVD pieces conveying how eras were shaped rather than just watching individual fights. I was in awe of one chronology in particular named ‘The Fabulous Four’ referencing the rivalries between Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hearns and Roberto Duran.

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Duran: Mayweather looked lazy, weak and loose against Berto

floyd56By Allan Fox: Boxing great Roberto Duran says he hopes that unbeaten Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr (49-0, 26 KOs) doesn’t return to the ring in 2016, because he feels that he’s a washed up, weak and lazy fighter at this point in his career. Duran says he saw Mayweather’s fight against Andre Berto on September 12th last month, and was no impressed with what he saw from either fighter.

Duran said that Berto was little more than “a nobody,” and that Mayweather was just clowning around the whole time. Duran says that Mayweather didn’t want to fight an up and coming fighter because he was afraid of getting hurt and then not being able to enjoy the millions that he’s made in the ring.

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Today’s Duran vs. Leonard: Golovkin vs. Stevens

golovkin43On June 20th 1980, boxing fans were treated to what would be the beginning of a legendary rivalry by two of the most revered boxers of all-time. Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran treated the world to a fight no one would soon forget. For 15 rounds, the two traded and exchanged punches, combinations, and wits with the goal of proving their dominance in the sport.

Each man wanted to leave behind a legacy. Sugar looked to prove that he could stand toe to toe con las “Manos de Piedras” to show the world that he is not just a defensive and elusive boxer with a nice smile. Roberto Duran on the other hand, looked to break Leonard down and punish him to submission. Duran wanted to prove that he was the best in the world. On that night, Duran and Sugar gave fight fans a display of ruthless aggression and determination that would last a lifetime.

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