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 he was a technical brawler and 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 him 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 won 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 set a record of 62-1 overall and made twelve successful defenses.
Talk about his welterweight career, he won against mighty champions like Carlos Palomino, Zaferino Gonzales, Sugar Ray Leonard, etc. Besides, in the 1976 Summer Olympics, he was the gold medalist. Moreover, he scored an incredible 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, the former boxer Roberto Duran is noteworthy in the list of richest boxers.
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.