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Roberto Duran Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Roberto Duran worth? $3 Million

How did Roberto Duran earn his money and wealth?

Roberto Duran, real name Roberto Duran Samaniego, was born on 16 June, 1951 in El Chorrillo, Panama to Margarito Duran Sanchez and Clara Samaniego. He had a troublesome childhood as he was raised in poverty. Duran tried to earn money by selling newspapers, shining shoes and dancing on the streets. He later learned boxing at the Neco de La Guardia Gym and became a pro at it when he was 16.

Roberto Duran is a Panamanian former professional boxer. He made his way up on the rankings board as a young fighter. In the year 1972, Roberto Duran scored a 13 round TKO against Ken Buchanan and won the WBA lightweight championship. After winning 31 fights, he faced his first loss in a non-title light welterweight fight against Esteban de Jesus. However, he later avenged his loss by defeating de Jesus en route with 41 consecutive wins.

During those days, Roberto Duran combined his speed and tenacity and his powerful punches which made him earn a nickname “Manos de Piedra”. After he defeated de Jesus again, he added another WBC lightweight title to his collection. He abdicated his belts in the year 1979 to move ahead with welterweight class, where he instantly proved that he is capable to handle opponents bigger than him after he defeated former boxing champion, Carlos Palomino.

Roberto Duran’s career took a turn when he fought at the “Brawl in Montreal” in the Olympic Stadium on June 20, 1980. He bettered the undefeated Olympic gold medallist Sugar Ray Leonard over 15 rounds in order to win the WBC welterweight championship. Their rematch, which was held on November 25, 1980 at Superdome in New Orleans, ended in a bizarre way as Duran suddenly took a decision to quit near the end of the 8th round which let Leonard regain his title back.

Roberto Duran moved up to another weight class and in the year 1963, he won the WBA light middleweight title by defeating Davey Moore in eight rounds. He later packed on more weight in order to defeat the undefeated Marvin Hagler, a middleweight champion in the month of November. However, his prominence slowly started to fade after a brutal second round knockout by Thomas Hearns the following June. At the age of 49, Duran won over Pat Lawlor and won the super middleweight title. However, he lost the belt on July 14, 2001 to Hector Camacho. Later, Roberto Duran officially retired in January 2002 after he suffered from broken ribs and a punctured lung in a car accident in 2001.

What are the most famous filmography works of Roberto Duran?

  • Invasión (2014)
  • Dangerous Grounds (2015)
  • Ilegitimo (2017)
  • I Am Duran (2018)

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