1. Where did your likes go? Please Read This Thread »

Duran would Knock Out Ali in a Streetfight

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by YukisHeart, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. YukisHeart Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    4,395
    Likes Received:
    0
    Man, I can imagine a lot of angry people viewing this topic clicked secretly really looking forward to being able to unleash some seriously furious replies.

    This isn't something I think myself, actually, but it's something I've heard Duran himself said. A long time ago, in a discussion regarding the success of MMAists such as Yuki Nakai and Sakuraba against much bigger men, someone asked if anyone thought something similar could happen in boxing. Old champs obvioulsy came up - Dempsey beating Big Jess Willard senseless at 180 and so on - then someone said that Roberto Duran (I'm pretty sure it was Duran) had claimed he would knock Ali out if he saw him in the street.

    I've obviously got no actual source for this, though, and I don't seem to be able to Google anything up. Has anyone else heard this, or a similar story? Cheers.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2010
  2. WPM White Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    England
    A great big man beats a great little man. Duran would be like a child/rag doll, in comparison to the size of Ali. Assuming we're talking prime vs. prime here.
     
  3. kingobould*** Purple Belt

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,255
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cali
    no source then gtfo.
     
  4. YukisHeart Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    4,395
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm asking if there is a source, jackass. I figured if there was then someone who was really into boxing (and hey, is this not Boxing Discussion?) would have heard the story. I think I'm being perfectly reasonable.
     
  5. TheRainSong Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,303
    Likes Received:
    0
    Duran was one of my favorites of all time but no.......Ali would have sent him dining with his ancestors in the afterlife.
     
  6. Tobacco --------------------------------------------------

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    13,395
    Likes Received:
    60
    Duran isn't the most humble guy out there.

    But I would think he's trying to give himself a little of that street cred type thing, basically saying his viciousness would serve him well in a no holds barred affair where headbutts and eye pokes would be fair game.
     
  7. TheRatman Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Albuquerque
    I would take Mayorga over Duran in a street fight.
     
  8. Tropics1020 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 28, 2008
    Messages:
    4,798
    Likes Received:
    0
    If they met on the street back in the day Duran would probably be hungover and out of shape, easy KO for Ali.
     
  9. McDuck** Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,582
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'll say I would take Frazier over Ali in a street fight. Those two might be equals in the ring, but I see Frazier straight stomping Ali on the streets.
     
  10. deadpool H***an Chop!!

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2002
    Messages:
    2,120
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bay Area
    Tyson trumps all in streetfight
     
  11. McDuck** Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,582
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would take Larry Holmes by flying ZANGIEF-esque drop kick...

     
  12. kingobould*** Purple Belt

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,255
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cali
    Well who would win if they each had a gun?
     
  13. M o A Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2008
    Messages:
    6,147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    On my throne.
    Based on the fact that one was a lw and the other hw....no.
     
  14. Chillout010 Grrrr!!

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2006
    Messages:
    3,424
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Somewhere, probably deadlifting.
    If he sucker punched him, perhaps. Duran is one my favorite boxers ever, but com'on.
     
  15. mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2003
    Messages:
    11,709
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    x
    I'd have to see that quote, Duran wasn't the type to make idle boasts so i don't believe it. Also, Ali was his hero along with any up and coming fighter of the era, doubt he'd say that at anytime. And no, tooo small, all ali'd have to do is push him around and hold him.and if he hit him he'd tear him apart. It's no fun getting hit by a big man, body ain't built for it.
     
  16. animatsxyz Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    317
    Likes Received:
    0
    I agree that this guy....
    [​IMG]
    beats this guy...
    [​IMG]
    ...if they faced each other in a street fight today...
     
  17. Tobacco --------------------------------------------------

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    13,395
    Likes Received:
    60
    I lol'd, though I shouldn't have.
     
  18. Boxer Rebellion Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2005
    Messages:
    843
    Likes Received:
    0
    Don't worry, kingofdumbasses is a known troll on this board.
     
  19. Kripto Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2007
    Messages:
    1,523
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Oh geez, I lol'd.
     
  20. Shot Brown Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2008
    Messages:
    3,242
    Likes Received:
    0
    Damn, I hate seeing pics of Ali today...

    But Ali destroys Duran in a streetfight just based on size alone.

    For the record though, this streetfight threads are ridiculous.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.