Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Davey Moore Vs. Roberto Duran: WBA World Light-middleweight Championship

By Peter Silkov

On June 16, 1983, a legend was reborn when Roberto 'Hands of Stone' Duran brutally deprived Davey Moore of his WBA world light-middleweight championship, to win the third world title of his astonishing career, in front of a wildly ecstatic crowd at New York’s Madison Square Garden. For Duran, it was a rebirth , after the humiliation of his 'No Mas' rematch loss to Sugar Ray Leonard. That defeat, followed by subsequent losses to Wilfredo Benitez and Kirkland Laing, had convinced many that the 'Hands of Stone' had crumbled and was no more a force in the boxing world. On this night, which also happened to be his 32nd birthday, Roberto Duran rolled back the years and brutally exposed the much younger Davey Moore, with a display of skilled violence that had not been seen from Duran since he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard in their first fight. Duran showed an incredible ability to return from the fistic dead and reclaim his place amongst the legends of the ring.

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