Duran wanted "no mas" of Leonard
Nov. 25, 1980 - When Sugar Ray Leonard lost his welterweight crown to Roberto Duran in June, he blamed himself for getting into a street brawl because he didn't like Duran's way. In New Orleans, Leonard conquered his stubbornness and boxed the Panamanian macho man into submission.
His taunting got under the skin of the fighter known for his "Fists of Stone," but showed the heart of a chicken tonight. The worst humiliation came in the seventh round when Leonard wound up his right hand, as if to throw a bolo punch, and then surprised Duran by slapping a left jab in his face.
With 16 seconds left in the eighth round, Duran, whose professional life had been built upon the precepts of Latin American machismo, had enough. He told the referee, "No mas, no mas." And the myth of Duran's invincibility was shattered.
After regaining his title, Leonard said, "To make a man quit, to make a Roberto Duran quit, was better than knocking him out."
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