Worried about Boxing legend Roberto Durán, and the fight of his life

a Comeback for Roberto Durán? It kind of is, but this time one of the special art. The world-famous Boxing legend from Panama, the man, the world champion in fo

Worried about Boxing legend Roberto Durán, and the fight of his life

a Comeback for Roberto Durán? It kind of is, but this time one of the special art. The world-famous Boxing legend from Panama, the man, the world champion in four weight classes, has fought. This time, however, not in the Ring, but in a hospital in Panama City. There the sixty-nine year old the end of June, was spent as a precautionary measure, after an investigation due to some cold symptoms Covid-19 when he was diagnosed with had been. Such a finding has been made in the southernmost state of Central America, unfortunately, currently up to a thousand times a day. If it meets a five-time former world champion, who lives in a car accident 19 years ago with a damaged lung, the message to the world.

, And not a few looked in those moments back. Starting with the myth, according to which the Teenager Durán from the precarious suburb of El Chorrillo supposedly a full-grown horse knocked out got up to the great performances in the Ring. About the attack on Ken Buchanan who won him in 1972 in New York's Madison Square Garden for the first world Cup title. Or the 15-round Triumph over the hitherto undefeated Superstar "Sugar" Ray Leonard in 1980, in front of 46,000 spectators in Montreal. What everything comes together in 119 of the ring duels (103 wins, 70 of them were early, 16 low).

Now, the famous Patient "down but not out". He was within a few days out of danger, his son Robin, one of six adult children, last weekend told. His father had to be ventilated at any time artificially, and allowed to cure soon home. After you pushed him in a wheelchair from the clinic, he found his indestructible Pride again. "It was a World championship fight," said Durán on Instagram of his meeting with the Coronavirus; "he wrote," can only win "with the support, the love and devotion of the medical Teams". "This Virus" do "in front of the, world titles, social Status, race, Religion, and so on," no Stop, the convalescent, stressed.

So much humility one seldom hears in the former fist-fighters. In your environment, you give in relation at least to the outside and präpotent. But first of all, the amazing man that you are "Manos de Piedra", meaning "hands of stone", the call is, since his (lost) farewell fight against Hector Camacho before the age of 19 are no longer active.

And secondly, the people's hero laid already at that time a certain warmth to the day – a good dinner out of gratitude, to have from the smallest performance to the top box. In the eighties and nineties were not duels only his grandiose Ring, but also the subsequent parties, special events. Because the movers wanted to celebrate his happiness with the world, even if a part of the stock market went on it.

"thank God, I can help anyone who needs it," said the multiple stock millionaire time – and all too often, attempts to implement it. To retained his chagrin, he little Overview of his finances, because according to his former Co-Trainer, Freddie Brown, he remains basically only in two situations seriously: "When he sleeps and when he's fighting." Today, Duran is the most popular Idol of Panama. In the heart of the capital, on Via Argentina, was erected to him a bronze statue: the fearless Roberto with his fists on a globe.

Updated Date: 16 July 2020, 11:20

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