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:: Fight Night Vol. 14 - Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard

Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard

These are two classic boxing bouts by two of the greatest boxers in history. They actually had three bouts in the 1980s and the first was contested in June 1980. The fight went the full fifteen rounds (as was the duration of title fights in those days).
It represented a super bout.

The second bout on the DVD is actually the third time Duran and Leonard fought. It was supposed to decide the trilogy between the two greats of the ring, after Duran strangely quit during the second fight.

Therefore, the third fight had to occur to close the chapter in boxing history.

The fights were great because of the contrast in styles. The wily, pugnacious Duran from Panama versus the American Olympic champ, Leonard, who was more of a skilled craftsman and fine technical boxer. Both men had tremendous will to win! Well almost, for Duran, if you see their second fight.

It set up three clashes in the golden era of welterwight and middleweight boxing in the 1980s.