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I Am Duran - My Autobiography

Roberto Duran

They called him "Manos de Piedra"-Hands of Stone-and he was one of the greatest boxers of all time. Now Roberto Durán tells his unbelievable story: from the streets of Panama to being crowned one of the "Four Kings," along with Hearns, Leonard, and Hagler, as he blazed a trail through the Golden Age of Boxing. Born into abject poverty, barely able to read or write, Durán quickly realized that his fists could both protect him on the streets and put food on the table. His reputation was established on the day when, for a bet, he knocked down a horse with a single punch. At the age of twenty-one, he claimed his first world title, against Ken Buchanan at Madison Square Garden. The legend of Manos de Piedra was born, but his most glorious moment was yet to come. In 1980, Durán delivered one of the greatest upsets in boxing history by defeating the previously unbeatable Sugar Ray Leonard. But greater fame brought greater distractions, and Durán's endless partying took its toll before the two superstars faced each other again. Here, for the first time ever, Durán confronts the debacle of the rematch that entered sporting folklore, and the truth behind the moment he was heard to utter the infamous words "No más"-No more. Durán's explosive performances in the ring were matched only by the volatility of his life outside it. He lurched from living like royalty to bankruptcy and, after being written off as a boxing also-ran, made a bloody, legendary comeback that gave his career the ultimate ending, and finally brought redemption. He came from nothing, and changed the world. I Am Durán is the autobiography of one of boxing's most iconic legends. From the Hardcover edition.

They called him "Manos de Piedra"-Hands of Stone-and he was one of the greatest boxers of all time. Now Roberto Durán tells his unbelievable story: from the streets of Panama to being crowned one of the "Four Kings," along with Hearns, Leonard, and Hagler, as he blazed a trail through the Golden Age of Boxing. Born into abject poverty, barely able to read or write, Durán quickly realized that his fists could both protect him on the streets and put food on the table. His reputation was established on the day when, for a bet, he knocked down a horse with a single punch. At the age of twenty-one, he claimed his first world title, against Ken Buchanan at Madison Square Garden. The legend of Manos de Piedra was born, but his most glorious moment was yet to come. In 1980, Durán delivered one of the greatest upsets in boxing history by defeating the previously unbeatable Sugar Ray Leonard. But greater fame brought greater distractions, and Durán's endless partying took its toll before the two superstars faced each other again. Here, for the first time ever, Durán confronts the debacle of the rematch that entered sporting folklore, and the truth behind the moment he was heard to utter the infamous words "No más"-No more. Durán's explosive performances in the ring were matched only by the volatility of his life outside it. He lurched from living like royalty to bankruptcy and, after being written off as a boxing also-ran, made a bloody, legendary comeback that gave his career the ultimate ending, and finally brought redemption. He came from nothing, and changed the world. I Am Durán is the autobiography of one of boxing's most iconic legends. From the Hardcover edition.
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They called him "Manos de Piedra"-Hands of Stone-and he was one of the greatest boxers of all time. Now Roberto Durán tells his unbelievable story: from the streets of Panama to being crowned one of the "Four Kings," along with Hearns, Leonard, and Hagler, as he blazed a trail through the Golden Age of Boxing. Born into abject poverty, barely able to read or write, Durán quickly realized that his fists could both protect him on the streets and put food on the table. His reputation was established on the day when, for a bet, he knocked down a horse with a single punch. At the age of twenty-one, he claimed his first world title, against Ken Buchanan at Madison Square Garden. The legend of Manos de Piedra was born, but his most glorious moment was yet to come. In 1980, Durán delivered one of the greatest upsets in boxing history by defeating the previously unbeatable Sugar Ray Leonard. But greater fame brought greater distractions, and Durán's endless partying took its toll before the two superstars faced each other again. Here, for the first time ever, Durán confronts the debacle of the rematch that entered sporting folklore, and the truth behind the moment he was heard to utter the infamous words "No más"-No more. Durán's explosive performances in the ring were matched only by the volatility of his life outside it. He lurched from living like royalty to bankruptcy and, after being written off as a boxing also-ran, made a bloody, legendary comeback that gave his career the ultimate ending, and finally brought redemption. He came from nothing, and changed the world. I Am Durán is the autobiography of one of boxing's most iconic legends. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Henry Leyva

Length:

7h 38m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:15


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:43


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:06


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:40


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:00


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:40


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:32


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:28


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:59


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:26


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:57


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:46


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:33


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:01


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:21


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:59


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:43


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:52


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:28


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

00:32