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Hands of Stone Review - Time

Time: The story of Panamanian boxing champ Roberto Duran has a mystery wrapped deep and tight inside its glove: Why, in the eighth round of his November 1980 rematch with Sugar Ray Leonard—whom he’d defeated five months earlier in a 15-round match that had been punishing for both—did he suddenly turn away from his opponent, waving his powerhouse arms like useless noodles while (reportedly) saying, “No mas”? Why would any fighter, especially one as scrappy as Duran, walk away from such a momentous match—courting the world’s ridicule and, worse, its fury?

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