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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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  • daniel barton
  • 07-09-21

Bit of a disappointment

Really surprised at how much Duran was obsessed with himself. Found it more and more annoying as story went on.

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  • Eamonn D.
  • 05-06-20

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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  • Munnsie
  • 05-28-21

Hands of stone

Great book and brilliant story & even better fighter.

If you like boxing you'll love it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-23-21

One of Sports giant personalities

A fascinating account of a legend of the sport. I never knew much of the back story of Duran but this book gave a brilliant insight into his victories and struggles.
Would recommend

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  • Mark McLaughlin
  • 03-07-21

An exceptional story, a true warrior.

Will be remembered as the greatest lightweight of all time. But there are some excuses

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-26-21

Really good listen

A very good and honest insight into Duran's life , he didn't do things by halves

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  • John Deighan
  • 01-21-21

Worth sticking at

I almost stopped listening after 10 minutes, finding him too conceited but am glad I stuck at it. Fascinating insight of boxing history from Roberto Duran's perspective. He tells it as he sees it, with an almost childlike honesty. Good anecdotes to make you laugh and wince. A tough guy with a underlying sense of generosity, and thankfully a very forgiving wife.

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  • Kurt F.
  • 12-29-20

Well Written and Read

Really enjoyed this autobiography. Duran's life, most of it spent boxing, makes for a very Interesting story. It has been well written and read in this audiobook. Txs

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-31-20

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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  • Paul T.
  • 12-21-19

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