History | Nov 25 2018

On This Day: A frustrated Roberto Duran surrenders to Sugar Ray Leonard

The original Boxing News ringside report from the November 25, 1980 Sugar Ray Leonard-Roberto Duran rematch

ROBERTO DURAN, the man they called Stone Fists, the man in whom burned a cold, merciless desire for victory, astounded the boxing world by turning human in the New Orleans Superdome.

Duran walked out of his WBC welterweight title re-match with Sugar Ray Leonard after 2 minutes 44 seconds of the eighth round.

He was not hurt, not bleeding, not out of the fight. He just lost his temper and quit.