Universal Pictures has released an exclusive clip for their upcoming documentary I Am Durán, which chronicles the life and career of boxing legend Roberto Durán. You can check out the clip now, featuring Durán’s son remembering how terrifyingly huge Iran “The Blade” Barkley looked to him as a kid and also has Barkley sharing his approach to the fight with Durán, in the player below!
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Roberto Durán is a boxing behemoth, a titanic figure with a career straddling five epic decades who is regarded as one of the most entertaining and skilled fighters of all time. I Am Durán tells his story, inextricably interwoven with the story of the nation of Panama.
As Roberto Durán rose, fell, and rose again, staggering between glory and disaster, buffeted by the brutal blows of his opponents and of life itself — so did his beloved Panama. A country brought to its knees as a pawn in violent regional and international politics and suffering from the harsh yoke of dictator Manuel Noriega’s ruthless regime, in its darkest hour, Panama needed a hero, a voice, and an identity.
Roberto Durán’s impact transcended boxing and politics. Born a fighter, his success inside the ring transformed him into an icon, yet it was his flaws and failures outside the ring that made him a hero and continue to ensure that his universal appeal and popularity endure to this day.
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I Am Durán is directed by Mat Hodgson and features appearances by Durán, Sugar Ray Leonard, Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Ricky Hatton, Oscar de la Hoya, and more. The documentary is available on digital download.