Originally Posted by el***
hearns - duran, it was hard to really evaluate much because hearns just blitzed him. Duran was still hurt in the opening of the second from the punches landed at the end of the first. Duran never got started, he looked like he was still warming up and hearns comes out the gate in top gear.
But even in all of that aggression, when he had duran hurt, he didnt smother himself with ineffective wild shots, he kept the right distance allowing him to load up and setup that perfect right hand with the feints to the body and duran was so dazed he fell for the faints and dropped his guard. Duran fought until his late 40s and nobody else ever hurt him like that.
Hearns did that in the hagler fight too and in SRL I, inbetween one of the opening rounds SRL tells his corner a bit surprised "hes trying to knock me out", surprised that hearns is going all out and taking that risk from the opening bell.
I think hearns said he was watching kung fu movies to get himself amped up before the hagler fight
Actually, I think Duran fought until he was 50. It seems like that's how long Roy Jones is going to wait as well.