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Old 11-26-2011, 12:41 PM   #16
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You don't need to have peak reflexes to be prime. There are other abilities that can make up for reflexes past prime.
The way I think about pre/in/past ,-prime is that a fighter is prime when he is around his highest level when you take everything into account, ie. mindset, experience, physique, skill.
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:47 PM   #17
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I have Tyson as green until Berbick
Prime from Berbick to prison
Past prime post prison - ????

Not sure when I can accurately say he was shot

But he was definately finished by the time he fought McBride
ITS hard to say whether he was shot going into the Lewis fight, or post Lewis.
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:52 PM   #18
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Think this thread has been invented after my fantastic thread on Roy Jones and being shot
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:00 PM   #19
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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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Old 11-26-2011, 01:02 PM   #20
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Think this thread has been invented after my fantastic thread on Roy Jones and being shot

Yes bailey you are the last person in the world that has finally realized that RJJ is shot congrats!
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:05 PM   #21
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Yes bailey you are the last person in the world that has finally realized that RJJ is shot congrats!
WTF are you going on about. You obviously dont read the threads properly . I have never said Roy ahsnt slipped, but asked a question based on results and facts.

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ie Bhop might be considered to be prime after his reflexes have slowed a touch because he mastered his craft after that time.
That must be the same Hopkins that Jones put down with a legal shot that Hopkins had to pretend was behind the head to buy time as he couldnt continue. If the ref had of known the truth that would have been a KO win for (shot) Jones over Hopkins who is now the LHW champ
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:11 PM   #22
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My Chart:

Green: Physical Prime- Skills still developing
Prime: Physical Prime Plus Current Skills equal the greatest this fighter will get.
Past Prime: Physically breaking down, Skills either still there or adapting to fight with decreasing Physical ability
Shot: Skills cannot make up the difference in Physical Ability anymore(i.e. Roy Jones of now.)
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:15 PM   #23
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When he can't pull the trigger. Imagine standing on one foot 'n keeping your balance. Ya automatically adjust without thinking. Same goes for an opening. When it's not reflexive, a fighter's shot.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:51 AM   #24
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You don't need to have peak reflexes to be prime. There are other abilities that can make up for reflexes past prime.
The way I think about pre/in/past ,-prime is that a fighter is prime when he is around his highest level when you take everything into account, ie. mindset, experience, physique, skill.
I disagree. Your reflexes are the 'glue' which holds everything together. You can still be good past prime (see B-hop vs Tito)
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:52 AM   #25
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:53 AM   #26
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ITS hard to say whether he was shot going into the Lewis fight, or post Lewis.
Post Lewis. He lost the will to train hard. Just didnt care anymore at that point. I would class him as very past prime going into the Lewis fight.
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