Re: Peter Maher In The Modern HW Scene
Maher's chin was not as suspect as claimed, from 1890 to 1900 he was near the top with hundreds of fights, seldom knock down and only ko'd by Fitz and Goddard. Sharkey, Choynsky, and Fitz -the first time- Ruhlin were top rated punchers who never looked like ko'ing Maher at his prime.Apparently he was fast, with ko power in both hands, a straight puncher, not a brawler but not scientific in setting up his man, so the very best boxers troubled him. Big guys like Morris Harris,Yank Kenny(6-2,220) Klondike (6-0, 190), Fred Russell(6-3,215), Dunkhorst(6-3 1/2 220+), Kennedy(6-2,220), Jim Jeffords(6-4, 200)and others were meat and drink to him.
Other big guys like Ruhlin 6-2 , O'Donnell 6-1, Slavin 6-1 1/2 and Joe McAuliffe 6-3 were also handled easily. In his time punchers like Fitz, Choynsky, Sharkey, etc were rarely rated close to Peter in power but he lacked fortitude and also sucummed to the demon drink. He was pretty lean muscled and ripped (see my avatar)with measurements of 5-11 3/4, reach 74, bicep 13 3/4, neck 17 1/2, chest 40(42) waist 31, thigh 23 1/2, calf 15 1/2.
Last edited by mattdonnellon; 06-08-2010 at 06:35 PM.