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Box Score 6/16: It was a week for winning

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for crash for the weekend. It's. Been. A. Week. In. Sports. Happy birthday today to Rick Nash, Petros Papadakis, Kerry Wood, Chris Gomez, Phil Mickelson and Roberto Duran. On this date in 1909 Jim Thorpe would...
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June 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Hands of Stone tries to cover too much of Roberto Duran’s career, lacks focus

It’s disappointing to say, but there’s no other way to put it: Hands of Stone is a mess. Writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz undoubtedly has a great love for boxer Roberto Duran, but that admiration may have prevented him from making some tough choices that would have resulted in a better film. A mistake that biopics often make is trying to cover too much of their subject, to...
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August 29, 2016  |  Discuss

10 great moments in the career of Roberto Duran

With Friday's release of Hands of Stone, moviegoers and sports fans will get a crash course in remembering Roberto Duran, one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in boxing history. While the years have been at times less than kind, Duran has a history that is worth remembering.Unfortunately, Hands of Stone barely scratches the surface, choosing to focus on Duran's rise and...
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August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard clash in Hands of Stone trailer

What better way to end the summer than with a boxing movie? Even better, Hands of Stone is an biopic about Roberto Duran, a four-time world champion considered to be one of the best boxers of all time. But judging by the trailer for the film, Hands of Stone is told from the perspective of trainer Ray Arcel, played by Robert De Niro. In addition to Duran, Arcel trained 17 boxers to...
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July 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Shane Mosley hires Roberto Duran as new trainer

Now 44 years of age, former three-division world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley isn’t quite the box office draw that he used to be. But he’s hoping to recapture some of the old magic by tabbing another boxing legend to train him for his next fight. According to a report by Andreas Hale of Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday, Mosley has hired Roberto Duran, widely seen as one of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Shane Mosley To Train With Roberto Duran For Title Fight

Former three-division champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley is proud to announce that he is bringing International Boxing Hall of Fame member Roberto “Manos De Piedra” Duran on as his trainer for his upcoming world title fight. Duran, who defeated several of the top names in sport and is regarded by many as the greatest Latino fighter of all time, is looking to make Mosley into an...
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March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Lessons from Leonard vs. Duran

By Fight Like Sugar Almost 35 years ago, hall of fame promoters Don King and Bob Arum found enough middle ground to broker one of the most significant fights of the 1980s: Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto “Manos De Piedra” Duran. That marked the beginning of a trilogy that indelibly colored the legacy of both fighters. There are echoes of that historic matchup in the super-fight...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The Canelo Alvarez Vs. Erislandy Lara Undercard, Previewed (And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

Roberto Duran’s appearance in Miami Vice hasn’t got the love it deserves since it popped up over on r/boxing. So I’m leaving it here for you to marvel at. The soundtrack ain’t too shabby either. You know what is kind shabby? The undercard for Canelo Alvarez’s fight against Erislandy Lara. Sure, it has some big names, but it doesn’t offer anything much in the way of intrigue...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Manager Luis DeCubas induced into Florida boxing hall of fame

Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing wishes to congratulate his friend and business partner Luis DeCubas for being inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame over the weekend. DeCubas, best-known for having promoted, and co-managed a long list of boxing greats, including Roberto Duran, Joel Casamayor and many other top Cuban fighters who escaped the island seeking freedom, was honored...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hands Of Stone Turns 63: Roberto Duran’s Legacy Still Lives On

“I’m not God – but I’m something similar.” – Roberto Duran In boxing, perhaps no fighter in the history of the sport has more epitomized the word “machismo” than Roberto “Manos de Piedra” Duran. Born in the small Latin American country of Panama, he fought with a ferocity that was matched only by his sometimes-appalling […] The post Hands Of Stone Turns 63:...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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