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By Christian Giudice

"A riveting learn from the 1st web page to the last."—The Ring

"An striking tale."—The Times (London)

"A compelling publication; from time to time it’s a profoundly precise reconstruction of Duran’s world."—Gerald Early, Belles-Lettres

Roberto Duran is a carrying legend. known as the best boxer of all time, he held global titles at 4 varied weights and is the one boxer in heritage to have fought in 5 diversified many years. His bouts with fellow greats like Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, and Marvin Hagler have long past down in fistic folklore. He ultimately retired in January of 2002 at age fifty-two, with a qualified list of 104 wins (69 by means of KO) in one hundred twenty fights. They known as him Manos de Piedra: “Hands of Stone.”

Now journalist Christian Giudice has written the first—and definitive—story of Duran’s excellent lifestyles, either out and in of the hoop. He has interviewed the fighter, his kin, closest acquaintances, and rankings of his rivals to split fact from myth.

Duran used to be born in utter poverty in Panama and grew up within the streets, scuffling with to outlive. His expertise together with his fists quickly emerged, and he had his first specialist struggle in 1967. Duran grew right into a fighter’s fighter. His starvation to break competitors and his willingness to tackle somebody, anyplace, made him a massive favourite whereas his flamboyant way of life outdoors the hoop made headline news.

Duran used to be one of many first Latino opponents to turn into a mainstream activities megastar within the usa, and his ordinary expertise, remarkable achievements, and sturdiness made an indelible mark at the international of sport.

Christian Giudice is a contract journalist established in New Jersey.

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