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Roberto Duran Comeback King

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"If you met Roberto Duran on a dark night you'd be scared and so would I." So said Duran's famous trainer Ray Arcel. That was his ring persona. Outside the ring he was charismatic, fun to be with - and generous especially to those struggling like he did when he was a street kid in Panama. A four time world champion with an incredible will to win, Duran won 108 of 120 fights. His punching power earned him the title 'Hands of Stone.' His defensive skills kept opponents guessing and struggling to hit him. The 'No Mas' incident could have killed his career. Instead he went on to be the Comeback King. Every fight fan and student of the human race should read about Roberto Duran.

I Am Duran

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They called him 'Hands of Stone'. In his own words, and for the first time, Roberto Duran tells his unbelievable story in I Am Duran: The Autobiography of Robert Duran. From the mean streets of Panama to the bright lights of Las Vegas, blazing a trail through the golden decade of boxing, Duran, in unflinching form, dispels myths and lays bare the cost of conquering the world. He also returns to the debacle that entered sporting folklore during his rematch with Sugar Ray Leonard, when he uttered the infamous words 'no mas' - no more. Starting life in abject poverty as the illegitimate son of a serving US soldier, Duran quickly realized that his fists could both protect him on the streets and put food on the table. His reputation in and out of the ring travelled the corridors of boxing power on the day, for a bet, he knocked down a horse with a single punch. From his stunning debut in New York to the glorious defeat of Sugar Ray Leonard, the world titles and the chaos that ensued after the No Mas encounter, Duran's explosive life in the ring was matched only by the volatility outside of it, as he lurched from kingmaker to bankruptcy, before the ultimate ending of a bloody comeback and, finally, redemption.

Hands of Stone

Author : Christian Giudice
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ROBERTO DURAN is a sporting legend. Often called the greatest boxer of all time, he held world titles at four different weights and is the only professional in history to have fought in five different decades. His bouts with fellow greats like Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns and Marvin Hagler have gone down in fistic folklore and his pro record of 104 wins, 69 by KO, in 120 fights puts him in an elite group of fighters. They called him Manos de Piedra: “Hands of Stone”. American journalist Christian Guidice has written the first – and definitive – story of Duran’s extraordinary life both in and out of the ring. He has interviewed the fighter himself, his family and closest friends and scores of his opponents to separate truth from myth and get to the heart of one of the most intriguing sports stars of modern times. Duran was born in utter poverty in the Panama Canal Zone, the illegitimate son of a serving US soldier and a local girl. He grew up in the streets, fighting to survive. His talent with his fists was soon apparent, and on one fabled occasion he even knocked down a horse with a single punch for a bet. He grew into a fighter’s fighter, and his willingness to take on anyone, anywhere, anytime and never take a step back made him a huge favorite. From his wild early bouts to his stunning boxing debut in New York, Giudice traces the blazing trail of his career: the controversial title win over Scot Ken Buchanan; his unification of the lightweight crown against great rival Esteban DeJesus; his glorious defeat of Ray Leonard and the subsequent debacle of the No Más encounter; his ferocious comeback and redemption, and the long, eventful twilight of his matchless career. Here also are both the public and private sides of Duran: his volatility, his kindness and reckless generosity, his partying, his links with the notorious regime of General Noriega, and above all his chilling love of battle.

Manos de Piedra

Author : Frank Foster
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There are not many boxing stories that have happy endings. Roberto Duran's seems to be one. Now in his sixties he has his both his faculties and an intact body. He still has money and his wife of more than four decades and his family are his greatest joys. He lives in a country that worships him. For a fighter who personified the face of evil in the ring he seems to have made no lasting enemies. He invited Ken Buchanan, from whom he won his first title, to his 50th birthday party and offered to pick up the travel expenses. He still makes appearances with Sugar Ray Leonard when he comes to the United States. This book looks briefly into the life and times of one of boxings greatest legends.

Four Kings

Author : George Kimball
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By the late 1970s, boxing had lapsed into a moribund state and interest in it was on the wane. In 1980, however, the sport was resuscitated by a riveting series of bouts involving an improbably dissimilar quartet: Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran. The 'Four Kings of the Ring' would fight one another nine times throughout the decade and win sixteen world titles between them. Like Ali and Frazier, Dempsey and Tunney, Robinson and LaMotta, these four boxers brought out the best in each other, producing unprecedented multi-million-dollar gates along the way. Each of the nine bouts between the four men was memorable in its own way and at least two of them - Leonard-Hearns I in 1981 and Hagler-Hearns in 1985 - are commonly included on any list of the greatest fights of all time. The controversial outcome of another - the 1987 Leonard-Hagler fight - remains the subject of heated debates amongst fans to this day. Leonard, Hagler, Hearns and Duran didn't set out to save boxing from itself in the post-Ali era, but somehow they managed to do so. In Four Kings, award-winning journalist George Kimball documents the remarkable effect they had on the sport and argues that we will never see their likes again.

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Ringside

Author : Doveed Linder
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Twenty-four exclusive interviews with boxing insiders feature the recollections and perspectives of champions, trainers, promoters and officials, as well as those who work behind the scenes. Interviewees include ring legends “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Leon Spinks and Roy Jones, Jr., trainer Angelo Dundee, promoter Bob Arum, ring announcer Michael Buffer, referee Steve Smoger, cutman Joe Souza, sportscaster Al Bernstein and manager Jackie Kallen.

Muhammad Ali

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Muhammad Ali is a force of nature. Over the past forty years, he's proven himself a one-of-a-kind boxing champion, a charismatic media darling, and a world-class personality. Here at last is a book spectacular enough to capture his legend. This beautifully produced, oversized hardcover is brimming with hundreds of rare and never-before-published photographs, many of which were printed with a unique, stunning silvertone effect. Based on exclusive interviews conducted with Ali at the height of his career, as well as meticulous research with the help of his family, friends, entourage, and opponents, Muhammad Ali: The Glory Years captures as never before the champ's dazzling talent and magnetic appeal, both in and out of the ring. The visual centerpiece to this astonishing collection is a complete photographic record of each and every professional Ali ght from 1960 to 1981. Also included is a foreword by former light heavyweight champion of the world, Jose Torres, and an introduction by writer Victor Bockris. Muhammad Ali: The Glory Years is an indispensable collector's item for Ali's millions of fans, and an insightful biography that captures a pivotal slice of American pop culture. It is, without question, the handsomest book ever published on this national treasure.

Africa

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The African Guardian

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Vibe

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Celebrity Register

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The Washingtonian

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Las Vegas Behind the Tables

Author : Barney Vinson
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Gives a brief introduction to the city of Las Vegas before describing the machinations of the casino--the dealer, the boss, the games, the comps and credits, and the final payoff--the money

The Video Source Book Supplement 1

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The Sporting News

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Panama Now

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International Year Book Covering the Year

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TV Guide

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The New Yorker

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