Moving fluidly and jabbing, slipping punches and countering rather than swarming over DeJesus, he stalked him, relentlessly wearing him down and coolly destroying him with savage punches to the body. For 11 rounds Duran bested the classic boxer at his own game, robbing him of his speed and his will to fight, and only then did he permit himself the luxury of putting DeJesus away.
Sports Illustrated, 30 January 1978 
There's only one legend. That's me.Roberto Durán
I realized that my body can give me so much more.Roberto Durán
At lightweight it seemed he was a tremendous puncher, but I didn't find him to be that kind of puncher. A good puncher, a strong puncher, but not a devastating puncher.Roberto Durán
Duran has always been the master of defense that is one of his trademarks.Roberto Durán
Duran laid back, counterpunching,he's a three-time champion, a very gutsy warrior. I couldn't go in there and get foolish.Roberto Durán