Boxing by Edwin L. Haislet

By Edwin L. Haislet

Its a very nice booklet on shielding and offensive options in boxing. Very entire and has loads of photos and illustrations. Very whole in its survey of boxing thoughts

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In Durán, Torrijos had found his David. 52 Durán moved rapidly up the lightweight rankings, especially when he gained the support of Panamanian millionaire and fight raconteur Carlos Eleta as his manager. They purportedly met when a young Durán was caught stealing coconuts from a tree on Eleta’s estate. At five-foot-seveninches tall and 135 pounds, Durán proved a ferocious fighter who astonished spectators with power in both hands and a dynamic savagery in the ring. ”53 Of Durán’s first twelve professional fights, ten were knockouts that never went beyond the fifth round.

S. soldiers. This story of Roberto’s vanquishing the lecherous GIs cannot be found in any of Southern Command’s records or in any Panamanian newspapers, but it fit perfectly into the nationalist mythology that the military regime constructed around Durán. In Durán, Torrijos had found his David. 52 Durán moved rapidly up the lightweight rankings, especially when he gained the support of Panamanian millionaire and fight raconteur Carlos Eleta as his manager. They purportedly met when a young Durán was caught stealing coconuts from a tree on Eleta’s estate.

76 The first epic Durán-Leonard fight took place on June 21, 1980, in Montreal. Durán apparently got inside his opponent’s head early. The superb and normally mobile Leonard eschewed his boxing skills and chose to fight Durán mano a mano, in close. 79 A four-to-one underdog, the Panamanian methodically built his point lead, one punishing round at a time, and won a unanimous decision. Durán leapt up in fury after his announced win. He refused to touch Leonard’s gloves at the finish and called him “nada más que mierda” (“nothing but shit”).

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