Originally Posted by MMJoe
That is evidenced in mugabi's very next fight 9 months later against Duane Thomas. Thomas, a capable but hardly stellar fighter, stopped the Beast in 3 rounds.
I remember that fight. John claimed a thumb in the eye but he was not the same fighter at all. Maybe he should have stayed at 160. A Mugabi/Barkley fight would have been incredible. I think Barkley had too much heart for John.