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Old 02-08-2013, 12:07 AM   #17
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Default Re: ike ibeabuchi vs samuel peter

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Originally Posted by Galaxy. View Post
Tua was mid 220's for their fight, around the best shape of his life & coming of wins over Maskaev, Ruiz.

It was only Ike's 16th fight

Bryd wouldn't have lasted another 5 rds in there!
Aye, Tua was putting up performances that Peter never proved capable of and Byrd, while he probably improved a little bit rebounding from the loss was rarely ever hurting like that. Ike may get overblown a bit now but he was a proven powerhouse of a contender in a very good era off the Byrd and Tua matches.
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