History | Jun 16 2018

On This Day: Roberto Duran mauls Davey Moore to erase the shame of ‘No Mas’

Roberto Duran celebrated his birthday by thrashing Davey Moore at the Garden
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IT was arguably Roberto Duran’s most destructive performance, he manhandled and terrorised Davey Moore to relieve the WBA super-welterweight title from the New Yorker, rebuilding his name after the embarrassing ‘No Mas’ incident in the process.

It was vintage Duran as he pressed forward snarling, and slipped and rolled while taking apart the younger, bigger, stronger 5-2 favourite.