Roberto Duran is a former Panamanian professional boxer who has a net worth of $3 million.
His real name is Roberto Duran Samaniego. Besides, he has a popular nickname Manos de Piedra which means Hands of Stone.
Roberto started his boxing career in 1968 and retired in 2001. He gained the nickname Manos de Piedra because of being a technical brawler as well as a pressure fighter. He set a record of 70-1 at Lightweight Level and won all but one of his bouts.
In 1980, after defeating Sugar Ray Leonard, he moved to the Welterweight division. Ten years later, he moved to the Super Middleweight division. In 2002, The Ring magazine listed his name as the fifth greatest fighter in the last 80 years. Besides, he gained the eighth greatest fighter title by the boxing historian Bert Sugar of all time.
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Roberto Duran: At a Glance
|Full Name||Roberto Duran Samaniego|
|Date of Birth||16 June 1951|
|Birth Place||EI Chorrillo, Panama City, Panama|
|Profession||Former Professional Boxer, Actor|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
On 16 June 1951, Roberto Duran was born in Guarare, Panama. His mother was a native Panamanian and his father was from Arizona, the U.S. He grew up in EI Chorrillo, Panama City.
While going to an Elementary School, he began training in boxing. At eight, he began sparring with mighty boxers. He started his professional career in boxing when he was 16.
At the beginning of his professional boxing career, he won his first 31 professional consecutive fights. He earned these knockout victories against reputed fighters like Ernesto Marcel & Hiroshi Kobayashi.
In 1972, he defeated ken Buchanan in his first title bout. He defeated the future lightweight champion Saoul Mamby in 1976. In the lightweight championship, he overall set a record of 62-1 and made twelve successful defenses.
Talk about his welterweight career, he won against mighty champions like Carlos Palomino, Zaferino Gonzales, Sugar Ray Leonard, and so on. Besides, in the 1976 summer Olympics, he was the gold medalist. Moreover, he made an incredible record of 71-1 in the bout with Leonard.
Roberto gained the nickname Manos de Piedra for his mighty punching. Besides, he gained a reputation and title from reputed magazines. Apart from boxing, he is an actor too. In 1979, he first appeared in the film Rocky II. Besides, he had a minor role in the crime comedy-drama Harlem Nights. He further appeared in the series Miami Vice.
This prominent Panamanian boxer earns $505k a year. He gets $42k a month. Thus, it indicates his weekly salary of $10k. He earned most of his wealth when he was a professional boxer. He gets an hourly rate of $58.
Roberto Duran married Felicidad Iglesias when he was only 17 and Iglesias was 14.
Floyd Mayweather is the richest boxer in the world. He owns a net worth of $560 million. This American giant boxer has set a record of winning 50 games. However, in the list of richest boxers, the former boxer Roberto Duran is noteworthy.
Roberto Duran left his boxing career in 2001. He suffered from Stomach cramps after the fifth round of the competition. Thus, due to stomach cramps, he decided to say goodbye.