Esteban DeJesus (32-1, 22 KOs)
vs. Roberto Duran (31-0, 27 KOs)
Nov. 17, 1972, Madison Square Garden, New York City
The boxing world was already hailing Roberto Duran, who had taken the world lightweight crown away from future Hall of Famer Ken Buchanan just five months earlier. Esteban DeJesus, the Puerto Rican lightweight champion, was angling toward a world title shot, and was 14-0 since suffering a controversial loss to Antonio Gomez. This 10-round non-title battle at The Garden was an astonishing war between two tremendous warriors.
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