Notice: Undefined variable: fraction_num in /var/www/html/boxrec/common.php on line 2108 Notice: Undefined variable: fraction_char in /var/www/html/boxrec/common.php on line 2109 Notice: Undefined variable: _SESSION in /var/www/html/boxrec/common.php on line 2113 Notice: Undefined variable: fraction_num in /var/www/html/boxrec/common.php on line 2108 Notice: Undefined variable: fraction_char in /var/www/html/boxrec/common.php on line 2109 Notice: Undefined variable: _SESSION in /var/www/html/boxrec/common.php on line 2113 Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Duran (3rd meeting) - Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia

Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Duran (3rd meeting)

From Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia
Revision as of 01:55, 17 September 2012 by Earl (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
Punchstats
Total Punches Leonard Duran
Landed 227 84
Thrown 438 588
Pct. 52% 14%

1989-12-07 : Roberto Duran 158 lbs lost to Sugar Ray Leonard 160 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12


Notes

  • The bout took place at The Mirage. The $630 million hotel and casino opened on November 22, 1989 and was the first new resort on the Las Vegas Strip in fifteen years. Steve Wynn, the owner of The Mirage, originally scheduled the opening for December 26, but the date was moved up when he landed Leonard vs. Duran III.
  • Bob Arum promoted the fight.
  • The match was billed as "Uno Mas," meaning "one more" in Spanish. It was a reference to the second fight between Leonard and Duran, the "No Mas" fight, in which Duran quit.
  • Leonard was the WBC super middleweight champion and Duran was the WBC middleweight champion.
  • The boxers had a contracted weight limit of 162 pounds.
  • Leonard was guaranteed $15 million and Duran was guaranteed $7.5 million. Leonard's purse from this fight made him the first boxer to earn over $100 million in his career.
  • The fight was shown live on pay-per-view and closed circuit television at approximately 1,200 locations.
  • A sellout crowd of 16,305 produced a gate of $9 million.
  • The fight was held in an outdoor arena, and the temperature was 37 degrees at fight time.
  • Leonard was a 9 to 5 favorite.
  • Leonard dominated the fight. He thoroughly outboxed Duran and was awarded a lopsided decision victory. However, Leonard did not leave the ring unscathed. A right by Duran opened a cut over Leonard's left eye in the eleventh round, and a left hook in the twelfth round opened a cut over Leonard's right eye.
  • Many in the crowd booed the lack of action. Pat Putnam of Sports Illustrated wrote, " Leonard gave them artistic perfection when they wanted heated battle, and they booed lustily. Most fight fans would not spend a dime to watch Van Gogh paint Sunflowers, but they would fill Yankee Stadium to see him cut off his ear."

Articles

Personal tools
Boxrec Database