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Roberto Carlos Duran Samaniego was born on the 16th June 1951 in El Chorrillo, Panama, of Mexican and American descent. He is best known for being a former professional boxer, perhaps best recognized for defeating Sugar Ray Leonard, the WBC Welterweight Champion. Roberto is also a licensed pilot, musician, and actor, who has appeared in several movies. His career has been active since 1967.

Have you ever wondered how rich is Roberto Duran, as of early 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the overall size of Roberto’s net worth is over $3 million. He has accumulated his fortune during his professional career in the sport industry, with other sources coming from the entertainment industry, as he works as an actor and musician, which have also added to his net worth.

Roberto Duran Net Worth $3 Million

Roberto Duran was born to Margarito Duran Sanchez and Clara Samaniego. He was raised in a poor family, so he needed to work odd jobs, including dancing in the streets, selling newspapers and shining shoes to help the family with money. He started boxing training when just eight, with experienced boxers at the Neco de La Guardia gymnasium. Roberto turned professional as a boxer when he was only 16 years old, but progressed rather quickly, and four years later, he won his first world title in the Lightweight division, with a victory against Ken Buchanan, marking the beginning of the increase in his overall net worth. During the next seven years, Roberto managed to retain the title, winning against several contenders such as Esteban De Jesus, Jimmy Robertson, Hector Thompson, and others, securing a record of 62 wins and only one loss. However, in 1979, Roberto gave up his title as the Undisputed Champion.

He then moved up the ladder to the Welterweight, and the net year won the Welterweight title in a victory against Sugar Ray Leonard by a unanimous decision over 15th rounds at an event held in Montreal, which became known as “The Brawl In Montreal”. However, Roberto didn’t remain champion for long, as he lost to Sugar Ray the same year. Before Roberto retired at the age of 50 in 2002, he won also the Light Middleweight world title and the Middleweight title in wins against Davey Moore in the 8th round, and against Iran Barkley in the 11th round, by a close decision, increasing his net worth a little bit more. He finished his career with 119 matches, and a result of 103 wins and 16 losses, and thanks to his accomplishments in 2006 he was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in Riverside, California, and later into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York.

Apart from his successful career as a boxer, Roberto has appeared in several movies. His debut appearance was in “Rocky II” (1979), which was followed by the cast in “Harlem Nights” (1989), and in the role of Jesus Maroto in the TV series entitled “Miami Vice” in 1986. All these appearances also contributed to his net worth.

He has also dabbed in music, releasing a salsa CD, which has been quite popular in Argentina, and it certainly increased his net worth.

Speaking about his personal life, Roberto Duran has been married to Felicidad since 1968, with whom he has eight children. Two documentary movies “Los Puños De Una Nación (The Fists Of A Nation)”, tell the story of his personal life and boxing career, as does the movie entitled “Hands Of Stone”, directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz, which will be released in August of 2016.

Quick Facts

Birth date: 16th June 1951
Birth place: El Chorrillo, Panama
Weight:Lightweight, Light Middleweight division
Profession:Panamanian former professional boxer
Education:Neco de La Guardia gymnasium
Parents:Margarito Durán Sanchez, Clara Samaniego
Awards:WBC Welterweight Champion, World Boxing Hall of Fame, International Boxing Hall of Fame
Movies:“Los Puños De Una Nación ” (The Fists Of A Nation), “Hands Of Stone”
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1In his second fight with Sugar Ray Leonard, he was taking a huge beating for several rounds before he famously turned his back on Leonard and said "No mas, no mas", translated as "No more, no more". He later claimed this was due to a bad upset stomach.
2Former Titles: NBA Super Middleweight Title
3Pro Record: 104-16-0 (69)
4WBA Lightweight Champion
5WBC Lightweight Champion and the
6WBC Welterweight Champion
7WBA Junior Middleweight Champion
8WBC Middleweight Champion


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grampa1996Grampa friend
Harlem Nights1989Roberto
Miami Vice1986TV SeriesJesus Moroto
Rocky II1979Fighter (as Roberto Duran)
Dejame que te cuente1971TV Series

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am Duran2017Documentary filmingHimself
Dangerous Grounds2015TV SeriesHimself
Invasión2014DocumentaryHimself
30 for 302013TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN Friday Night Fights2011TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
HBO Boxing1982-2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Audience Member / Himself
Videomatch1997TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Top Rank Boxing1996TV SeriesHimself
Living Single1995TV SeriesHimself
Roberto Duran vs. Vinny Pazienza1995TV MovieHimself
Tuesday Night Fights1993TV SeriesHimself
The Panama Deception1992DocumentaryHimself (as Roberto Duran)
ABC's Wide World of Sports1972TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
HBO Boxing After Dark2011TV SeriesHimself
Bud Greenspan's Reflections2004TV Series documentaryHimself
In This Corner... Boxing's Little Giants1992TV MovieHimself
Miami Vice1988TV SeriesJesus Moroto

Is Roberto Duran's Net Worth Deserved?

  • Jeanne

    Just watched ‘Hands of Stone’ with my husband. Enjoyed the movie tremendously. I highly recommend it to any boxing fan or sports fan in general.