Roberto Durán's Height
5ft 6 ½ (168.9 cm)
Peak height was 5ft 7 (170.2 cm)
Panamanian former professional boxer, who was a four-weight World Champion. During his career he was billed at 5'7, and also 5'7.5".
5ft 8 Rob and Roberto
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Average Guess (15 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 7.03in (170.3cm)
Current: 5ft 6.38in (168.6cm)
said on 21/Aug/19
Rob, his head was as big as yours or bigger?
Not much less, though remember he has about 1 inch worth of hair sticking up.
ArjunaKorale said on 14/Aug/19
Boxing fan 07 is right & Sotiris Gravas is delusional! There is absolutely no way that Duran was 5 ft 5 in his fighting peak. Even now, Duran who has aged into his late 60s isn’t 5 ft 5. If Leonard was 5 ft 9 to 5 ft 9.25 (175 - 176 cm) tall during the 1970s & 1980s whilst at his peak, Duran must have stood 5 ft 7 (170cm). Besides, I met Duran in Sept 2013 when he was in his early 60s & he had shrunk to around 5 ft 6.5 by then (he was a v similar height to me). As Boxing fan 07 said, Rob, you really need to do Tommy Hearns - my guess is that he is around 6 ft 0.5 (184 cm) tall. Nah, 6 ft 2 is out of the question. I’ve got Benitez around 5 ft 9.5 (he always seemed a fraction taller than Leonard) & Hagler was no taller than 5 ft 8 inches tall.
Boxing fan 07 said on 18/Jun/19
Easy 5’7” in his prime. Never looked 3” shorter than Leonard.
Hey Rob how tall do you think Thomas Hearns was. Leonard clammed in a video he was 6’2”. But in a picture with Holyfield, he looked a good 1 inch shorter
said on 21/Mar/19
5'5.5" Ricky Hatton and Duran (2013)... Click Here
Duran and max 5'5" Gael Garcia Bernal... Click Here
W/ 5'6.75" Floyd Mayweather... Click Here
Duran is around 5'5". Anytime you see him taller, it's b/c of lifts. Perhaps lifts previously owned by the great Sylvester Stallone. Who knows?
said on 18/Mar/19
5'8" peak height Sly Stallone and 5'7" Duran (1979)... Click Here
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Rising - 174 cm
said on 19/Sep/18
Great pic, Rob. You've got quite a collection of photos with some of the great boxers. De Niro is certainly shorter these days than you are next to Duran.
I hope to add to the collection in the future. I think DeNiro at weak 5ft 8 today is likely.
ArjunaKorale said on 12/Aug/18
Rob, you have entries for Duran & Sugar Ray Leonard on your site so now it’s time to add the other three great welter/middleweight legends of the 1980s. If you could add them in order of their boxing legendary status & boxing achievements that would be good. So you will have to add the 5 ft 8 inch Hagler first, followed by the 6 ft 0.5 inch Thomas Hearns and then lastly the 5 ft 9.5 inch Wilfred Benitez. Hagler was maybe the second greatest middleweight champion of all time. I would personally put Robinson below Hagler (simply because Sugar Ray kept loosing to one v good middleweight after another during the 1950s). It would be great if you could do an entry for the greatest 160 pound champ of all time, Carlos Monzon. Unlike Hagler, Monzon was a tall middleweight & may have stood around 5 ft 11 and a quarter or even 5 foot eleven and a half (181 to 182 cm) tall. Unlike Hagler, Monz was one mean, nasty bee-atch outside the ring.
ArjunaKorale said on 10/Aug/18
There are many pics of Duran & Hagler from the time that they were both training for their superfight together. Now the majority view is that Duran was, at the time, at his peak (‘normal’) height of 5 ft 7 inches (170cm). So, looking at the photos of Hags & Duran together, it is my belief that Hagler was around 5 ft 8 (or maybe at the most 5 ft 8.25 inches) tall during his peak. So you see there is ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE that Hagler was ever 177 cm (5 ft 9.5 inches) during his entire life! The travesty of it is that most well respected sites such as Boxrec and Wikipedia (as well as many others) give Hagler a height of 177cm!!! You can set the record straight, Rob, by adding Hagler (as well as his fellow 1980s welterweight-middleweight legend Wilfredo Benitez) to your prestigious site. Come on, Rob, it’s time to show up these other inaccurate sites. By the way, it is Benitez who was actually around 177 cm tall (Hagler could never be mistaken for a tall middleweight, could he, lol!?).
ALEXANDREBR said on 20/Jul/18
Rob Add the boxers Joe Frazier,Sonny Liston,Rocky Marciano,Joe Louis,Marcos Maidana,Yuriorkis Gamboa,Arturo Gatti,Julio Cezar Chavez Sr,Khaosai Galaxy,Keith Thurman,Marvin Hagler,Miguel Cotto,Nassem Hammed and Nonito Donaire,Tommy Hearns...Add the ufc fighters José Aldo,Urijah Faber,Demetrious Johnson,Cody Garbrandt and Chad Mendes...Add The Soccers Players Romário,Douglas Costa and Madson Formagini...The Bodybuldier Shawn Ray(claim 5'7)
said on 22/Jun/18
Thanks for adding Duran. Roberto is one of my favourite fighters and in my opinion a top 10 all time P4p great. 5'7" is the height he claims in his autobiography "I am Duran"- which is a great read by the way. Duran really lived his life to the full! How tall would you estimate Marvin Hagler to be Rob? He was usually listed as 5'9.5" but looked barely taler than Duran, in this picture below I'd doubt he was even 5'8"
5ft 9.5 is too high for Hagler, I think 5ft 8 range could be likelier.
World Citizen said on 22/Jun/18
He certainly looks it.
khaled taban said on 21/Jun/18
Peak : 5'7"
Current : 5'6.25"
said on 20/Jun/18
Awrr, thanks Rob, for adding this Panamanian Diablo! I’ve met Roberto too (in the food court of the Trafford Centre of all places - he had come over on an invite from Ricky Hatton) & I have a pic with him from around Sept 2013. Yes, I too pegged Roberto at around 5 ft 6.5 inches tall (169 cm) at the time of meeting. Given that Duran was around 62 yrs old in Sept 2013, then a peak height of 5 ft 7 (170 cm) is more than believable for Duran. In real life, the guy is adorable. Duran spoke with me v cordially for almost half an hour & never ever indicated to me that he was bored or that he found me an irritation. Do you think that Sugar Ray Leonard (another boxer I love for his fighting skills & heart) would have behaved in a similar way (to Duran) if I too had met him in similar circumstances? NO WAY, JOSE! Now you have added Leonard & Duran, you really need to add the other three welterweight/middleweight legends of the 1980s....Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns & Wilfredo Benitez all need entries on your wonderful sight. And you can start with Hagler coz I believe he was the next most accomplished after Duran & Leonard. If poss, could you also do an entry on the Argentine Monster, Carlos Monzon...he was possibly the greatest middleweight in recorded history and he was a ‘giant’ of around 181/182 cm in ht! In temperament, Carlos made Roberto look like a pussycat. Anyway, THANKS FOR ADDING ROBERTO.
In hindsight, I should have got Hearns but as I mentioned in the past I didn't.
Duran is roughly 5ft 6.5, I do think he has lost at least half inch.
Certainly Stallone was a couple of inches taller than Duran 30 years ago.
said on 20/Jun/18
Rob 1.80 cm height is eye level ?
If you are 180cm your eyelevel might be actually around Duran's height, 169cm, plus or minus a little bit