Inspiration & Sports

History “Today”: Duran Wins Big in “Brawl in Montreal”

June 20, 1980. Exactly today, Panama’s legendary boxing hero Roberto Duran cemented his status as one of the world’s greatest boxers after beating previously undefeated Sugar Ray Leonard in a 15-round title match for the WBC welterweight championship.

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Duran finished his professional boxing career with 103 wins. 70 by knockouts and 16 losses.

 That fight became known as the “Brawl in Montreal” as both fighters engaged ina neck and neck match.

Duran, nicknamed Hands of Stone, hiked his amazing professional record to 74-1 with that marathon, unanimous win against a young Leonard.


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