Roberto Duran Wiki, Age, Bio, Height, Wife, Career, and Net Worth 

Roberto Duran

Roberto Duran is a Panamanian former professional boxer who competed from 1968 to 2001. He is best known for being a versatile brawler as well as an in-fighter in the ring, which earned him the nickname “Manos de Piedra” (“Hands of Stone”) due to his overwhelming punching power.

Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education

Roberto Durán Sánchez was born in 1951 to Clara Samaniego and Margarito Durán Sánchez. Garage, Panama, is where he was born. His mother was from Guararé, Panama, and his father was from Arizona, in the United States, and he was of Mexican descent.

He was raised in the shantytowns of El Chorrillo, Panama, in the district “La Casa de Piedra” (The House of Stone). Furthermore, he began fighting with trained boxers inside the Neco de La Guardia gymnasium when he was eight years old.

Roberto Duran’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions

Roberto Duran, who was born on June 16, 1951, is 71 years old as of today, June 26, 2022. His height is 1.7 meters and his weight is 90 kilograms.

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Roberto Duran posing for a photograph(source Instagram)

Roberto Duran’s Profession & Career

Roberto Duran began his professional career at the age of 16 in 1968, when he made his professional debut. Following an opening adjustment, he won thirty consecutive fights, including knockout victories over the upcoming Featherweight Champion Ernesto Marcel and the prior Super Featherweight Champion Hiroshi Kobayashi, culminating in his first title fight in 1972.

As a 2-to-1 underdog, he knocked out the defending champion only fifteen seconds into the first round and beat him throughout the fight. He has actually maintained his title-winning performance in many non-title matches.

Later that year, in his next non-title fight, he defeated Esteban De Jess via ten-round decisions. He even got back on track with successful title defences against Hector Thompson, Jimmy Robertson, and future Lightweight Champion Guts Ishimatsu.

The removal of the Lightweight title was a prelude to a bid for the Welterweight title. He eventually seeks retirement in the year 2002, at the age of 50 (having previously retired in the year 1998), with a formal record of 103 wins, 119 fights, and 70 knockouts.

Achievements and Awards

In 2002, The Ring magazine named Roberto Duran the fifth greatest fighter of the previous 80 years, while boxing historian Bert Sugar named him the eighth greatest fighter of all time.

This boxer is a four-weight world champion, having held titles at lightweight (from 1972 to 1979), welterweight (in 1980), light middleweight (from 1983 to 1984), and middleweight (in 1989).

He, too, reigns supreme as the undisputed and lineal lightweight champion (from 1978 to 1979), as well as the lineal welterweight champion (in 1980). This boxer is best known as the second boxer to compete over a five-decade period, following Jack Johnson.

Roberto Duran’s Salary and Net Worth

Roberto Duran’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million as of June 2022. He made his fortune primarily as a Panamanian boxer over the course of more than three decades, and he is now retired.

The boxer began fighting in the Lightweight division as well, and he won all but one of his fights there, compiling a 70-1 record. Throughout his career, the boxer has fought 119 fights, winning 104 of them.

Aside from boxing, he made a good living as a musician and licensed ultralight pilot. Duran allegedly spent over $20 million on an extravagant lifestyle during the peak of his boxing career.

As a retired boxer, Roberto Duran now lives a lavish lifestyle supported by his net worth of millions. This is only possible because he has consistently competed in his boxing career for more than three decades. His accomplishments will astound you if you only look at his championships and titles.

Quick Facts

Celebrated NameRoberto Duran
Real Name/Full NameRoberto Durán Samaniego
Age71 years old
Birth Date16 June 1951
Birth PlaceEl Chorrillo, Panama City, Panama
Height1.7 m
Weight90 kg
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/Spouse (Name)Felicidad Iglesias
ChildrenYes (Irichelle Durán, Giovana Durán, Roberto Duran, Víctor Durán, Dalia Durán, Robin Durán)
ProfessionPanamanian professional boxer
Net Worth in 2022$5 million