Originally Posted by Galaxy.
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.