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Old 11-26-2011, 01:00 PM   #19
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Default Re: When is a fighter past prime?

To simply look at reflexes to consider when a fighter is prime is not a great measure. They might be in their physical prime but the might not be at the peak performance at that rime.

ie Bhop might be considered to be prime after his reflexes have slowed a touch because he mastered his craft after that time.

Meldrick Taylor was at his peak going into the JCC 1 fight but went right to shot after that when his reflexes where still not that bad but his punch resistance diminished

Tyson was at his peak physically pre and post Douglas but mentally was starting to deteriorating. I would argue his physical (and mental resolve) peak came to an end with the two wars he had with Razzor.
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