Before you start freaking out, the 59-year old “Manos de Piedra” is not dead but there were some rumor of his supposed death from a stroke. The rumor started through social networks and emails and was eventually reported on television in Panama. Though Duran does look like he might get a stroke with all that extra weight, he’s doing fine.
“I am happy that the people worry about me and my family,” said “Hands of Stone”. “I am fine but people shouldn’t be spreading that news.”
Earlier this year Roberto Duran had a nose operation but that was to help him breath normally and the operation was a success.
A famous quote from the Panamanian boxing legend:
“I am not an animal in my personal life. But in the ring there is an animal inside me. Sometimes it roars when the first bell rights. Sometimes it springs out later in a fight. But I can always feel it there, driving me and pushing me forward. It is what makes me win. It makes me enjoy fighting.” — Roberto Duran