Roberto Duran - Quotes

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Getting hit motivates me. It makes me punish the guy more. A fighter takes a punch, hits back with three punches. ---->>>

I'm not God - but I am something similar. ---->>>

I laugh when Floyd Mayweather says that if he went back in time he would beat us all. I'll tell you this: if he was in the same era as Hagler and Hearns and Leonard and me, I don't think he would be such a big name. There is too much talk. ---->>>

Yes, it's true I once knocked out a horse. It was at a fiesta in my mother's home town of Guarare. Someone bet me a bottle of whiskey that I couldn't do it. ---->>>

There is only one legend. That's me. ---->>>

I fought a boxer who everybody said I couldn't beat - Sugar Ray Leonard. They said he was faster than me. That he was the best of the best. And I beat him. ---->>>

Everybody says it: black, white; everybody calls me a legend. Italians, Jews. Everybody. ---->>>

Fame doesn't make me any different. I am the same man now who grew up in the hard streets of Panama. I am just myself. I always will be. Whoever wants to talks to me, talks to me. Whoever loves me, loves me for who I am. ---->>>

Right now, it's very difficult to single out one fighter, pound-for-pound, who is the best. Right now, it's very complex. Miguel Cotto, Mayweather and Zab Judah's a good fighter as well. ---->>>

De La Hoya doesn't know about salsa. He should keep on singing mariachis and leave the salsa to me. I'm good at salsa. ---->>>

I was born to be champion of the world. ---->>>

I am not going to become crazy in the ring, because I am already crazy. And I am not going to die in the ring. I am going to die in bed as an old man. ---->>>

I do not fight for free. But I was born to be a fighter. ---->>>

I want to thank America. You opened your heart so I could enter. Thank you everybody who lives in the United States, who saw me grow into becoming a world champion. ---->>>

If I had the medical clearance to fight, I would want to fight the best. The best would be Mayweather. ---->>>

The life of a boxer is about fighting for world titles. ---->>>

Currently, I'm working with a company called DRL Promotions with my partners Dan Wise and Luis De Cubas. We're currently representing over 30 fighters. ---->>>

I really feel that if it wasn't for the accident, I'd still be fighting. I would have handled some of these fighters. I would have made sure that the doctors would have declared me physically sound; and after that, I would have trained. ---->>>

Nobody stands out right now. Everybody has similar styles. None of these fighters have reinvented the wheel and created a new style. ---->>>

Every time I stepped into the ring, somebody wanted to kill me. ---->>>

Some of the old refs have favoritism toward some of the fighters that are currently fighting. There should be a changing of the guard with the refs, the same way there are with fighters. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Panamanian
Born: 06-16, 1951
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Occupation: Athlete
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Roberto Durán Samaniego (born June 16, 1951) is a Panamanian former professional boxer who competed from 1968 to 2001. Widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, Durán was a versatile brawler and in-fighter in the ring, which earned him the nickname of "Manos de Piedra" ("Hands of Stone") for his devastating punching power (wikipedia)