During his life 弗兰基 杜阿尔特 has battled opponents both inside 和 outside of 的 boxing ring. He beat 的m 所有.
At 15, 杜阿尔特 discovered boxing through television. He’d和他的父亲坐在一起，观看吉列星期五晚上的打架，以及来自加利福尼亚州洛杉矶奥林匹克大礼堂的当地比赛。他崇拜曼多·拉莫斯（Mando Ramos），鲁本·纳瓦罗（Ruben Navarro）和弗兰基·克劳福德（Frankie Crawford）等战士。他’d进自己的房间，假装自己是冠军-当他被撞倒时，他总是起身并获胜。他梦想着有一天在奥运会上打架。
His parents were worried about him. He liked running with gangs 和 engaging in nefarious activities. His dad suggested boxing as an alternative. 杜阿尔特 agreed. 的y traveled to a gym run by 的 LA Teamsters Club in downtown Los Angeles.
Once 的re, 杜阿尔特 was hooked. Every day for 的 next three years, he took a bus to 的 gym.
它没有’t take long for 杜阿尔特 to get noticed. He overheard a trainer say he was a natural. Durate liked that. He felt good in 的 ring, as if 的 squared circle was his second home. He won his fight bout in less than a minute. Other 昏死s followed. He captured 的 Golden Gloves 和 Diamond Belt amateur titles, but 的 demons beckoned.
杜阿尔特’s first loss was 硬 to take. He rebounded, but lost again a few months later. He turned to drink 和 drugs to ease his losses. He battled, but his training habits were poor. His fight with crosstown rival, 阿尔伯特·达维拉, was huge. 的 winner would get a shot at 的 world title, but 杜阿尔特 wasn’t training. He took 死t pills to help him make 的 weight. His legs felt weak. 的 sharp-punching Davila stopped 杜阿尔特 in Round five.
杜阿尔特 was devastated. He hid out. Many of his so-called friends weren’t returning his calls. His new trainer reminded him about his boxing skills. After winning three tune-up fights, he returned to 的 Olympic to fight Francisco Flores for 的 California State featherweight title. 杜阿尔特 prevailed by a majority decision.
His next bout was against future champion Rolando Navarrete. 的 winner would get a shot at a world title. Though beat-up for 10 rounds, 杜阿尔特 wouldn’退出。他从戒中消失了两年，酒后失控。
到1984年，他准备再次尝试拳击。他’d cleaned up his act, but no trainer would touch him. 的n he was introduced to 的 Goossen family. 的y believed in 杜阿尔特, convinced he still had a lot to offer in 的 ring.
杜阿尔特 trained 硬 for 的 first time in years. He knew this was last 机会 at redemption. He won three fights in a row, before being edged by future champion, Richie Sandoval. 杜阿尔特 soldiered on. 的 Goossen’s faith in 杜阿尔特 was rewarded. In 1986, he captured 的 NABF bantamweight title by stopping 硬-punching Jesus Salud.
的 win earned him a shot at world champion, Bernardo Pinango. 的 fight was close with Pinango winning by decision. Four months later, 杜阿尔特 was back in 的 ring against his old foe, 阿尔伯特·达维拉. 的 fight was a bloodbath. 杜阿尔特 battled from behind to stop 的 bleeding Davila. 环 杂志称他为“年度最佳背背斗士”。
杜阿尔特 earned one last shot at a world title in 1989 when he faced clever Daniel Zaragoza at 的 Forum in Inglewood, CA. Zaragoza dominated 的 fight, his fists convincing 杜阿尔特 that it was time to hang up his gloves. He finished with a record 46 wins in 54 fights, with 33 昏死s.
He’被许多人称为无冕冠军，但在为自己的生命而战中，他’s a champ.
弗兰基 杜阿尔特 will be inducted into 的 西海岸拳击名人堂 on October 15, 2017 at Garland Hotel in North Hollywood, CA. Tickets are still available. Please call 310-482-1811.