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I Am Duran

The Autobiography of Roberto Duran
Narrated by: Henry Leyva
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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Summary

They called him Hands of Stone.

In his own words, and for the first time, Roberto Duran tells his unbelievable story in I Am Duran: The Autobiography of Robert Duran.

From the mean streets of Panama to the bright lights of Las Vegas, blazing a trail through the golden decade of boxing, Duran, in unflinching form, dispels myths and lays bare the cost of conquering the world. He also returns to the debacle that entered sporting folklore during his rematch with Sugar Ray Leonard, when he uttered the infamous words "no mas" - no more.

Starting life in abject poverty as the illegitimate son of a serving US soldier, Duran quickly realized that his fists could both protect him on the streets and put food on the table. His reputation in and out of the ring travelled the corridors of boxing power on the day, for a bet, he knocked down a horse with a single punch.

From his stunning debut in New York to the glorious defeat of Sugar Ray Leonard, the world titles and the chaos that ensued after the No Mas encounter, Duran's explosive life in the ring was matched only by the volatility outside of it as he lurched from kingmaker to bankruptcy before the ultimate ending of a bloody comeback and, finally, redemption.

©2016 Roberto Duran (P)2016 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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An enjoyable listen

Excellent first hand account, being Durán's own account it might be a touch one sided but fascinating to hear how he regards his career. Narrator good & engaging.

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Great book!

Really enjoyed it, narrator was also brilliant. would recommend to any sports fans. Good insight into a mad character!

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Felt like Duran himself was telling the story

Couldn't put it down, such an interesting character. Wish I could have a drink with him and play domino's

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Nice read on history

took me a while to get into it but I did enjoy it. It's good learning some behind the scenes stuff fighters go through

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great

loved it was a great listen and he went in to good details about his past

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Great listening

A great listen about one of boxings all time greats. Honest with no punches held back just like in the ring. Well worth your time.

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Brilliant

A great biography and performed very well .

Would highly recommend for any Boxing Fan