Iron Mike’s style was very similar to Duran’s, with both being known for their hard-hitting and aggressive styles. In fact, one could argue that Duran was the Mike Tyson of his era.
Duran was feared among the boxers of his generation, garnering the nickname Hands Of Stone. Tyson respected Duran to an extent where he based most of his fighting style on the Panamanian boxer. So it was no surprise that Tyson looked joyous to meet his idol in this rare picture of the two.
This is a Rare Picture of Mike Tyson Wearing Nothing But Towel Next to Legendary Roberto Duran Resurfaces Online
Who is the harder puncher, Mike Tyson or Roberto Duran?
At first sight, Tyson seems to be the obvious winner in this contest. On pure punching strength, Tyson would be miles ahead of the Panamanian boxer. However, the heavyweight legend does have a 70-pound weight advantage over Duran, who usually competed in the lightweight division.
If we were to go by a pound-for-pound system, it could be argued that Duran is the harder puncher among the two. Hands Of Stone was among the hardest-hitting lightweights in the history of the sport, winning 54 of 62 fights via knockout; an 87% KO rate which is unheard of in the lightweight division.