A professional boxer since the age of 16, Roberto Duran was a hero in his native Panama. By 1975, at age 24, he was making enough money to live in the same neighborhood as the country's President. A four-time world champion, he was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2007 for a career that would ultimately span five decades. Unfortunately, the single act he's most remembered for is walking out during a fight. In the eighth round of a 1980 bout in New Orleans' Superdome against Sugar Ray Leonard a fighter he had beat earlier that year to win the World Boxing Council's welterweight champion title Duran abruptly left the ring, uttering the infamous words "No más ... no peleo más" (No more ... I don't box anymore). He had spent months overindulging after his last bout and had been forced to rapidly lose weight for the fight; after the weigh-in, he reportedly gorged himself on steaks and juice and had severe stomach cramps as a result. When he returned to Panama, he was harassed and called names and spent months hiding out.
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