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Duran quits in the eighth, and Leonard regains his crown

For nearly a decade there has been no figure in boxing as fearsome as Roberto Duran, the Panamanian primitive with the famous "hands of stone." It was not merely his daunting record: 72 victories during a 13-year career (55 by knockouts), a single loss, championships in both lightweight and welterweight divisions. It was how Duran fought: with a burning-eyed fury that was atavistic, nihilistic, merciless in his rage to win. When he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard last June to strip the Olympic hero of his welterweight crown, Duran at last won...

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