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Old 01-01-2009, 08:38 PM   #1
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Is it true that this guy beat Riddick Bowe and Mike Tyson as amateurs?
Anyone know anything else about him?
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:43 PM   #2
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Never was very impressed by him as a pro. Saw him fight a few times years ago. He looked like a better than average journeyman, but a journeyman nonetheless.
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:51 PM   #3
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.................I'm pretty sure he liked ice cream.
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:11 PM   #4
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he was a non caring swarmer/slugger made boxers look bad becuase they didnt get the distance and made punchers worse becuase they couldnt set the feet.

good amatuer but nothing that really made him a elite star in reality tho he was a clumsy left, right, left, right kinda guy. reminds me of tony oakey.

did he fight stevenson
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:15 PM   #5
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Payne's reputation was that of a guy who waited too long to turn pro and that had already acquired adult habits as well. I remember it being mentioned in an interview that Payne was a regular at the Vegas casinos and nightclubs and wasn't really motivated to do anything buty fight out of his natural talent. That being said, he was a decent fighter despite these issues and probably rates as a poor man's Tony Tubbs.
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:41 PM   #6
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he was a non caring swarmer/slugger made boxers look bad becuase they didnt get the distance and made punchers worse becuase they couldnt set the feet.

good amatuer but nothing that really made him a elite star in reality tho he was a clumsy left, right, left, right kinda guy. reminds me of tony oakey.

did he fight stevenson
Don't know if I'd call him a swarmer/slugger. He could definitely box.

Ever see him against a undefeated Samson Pou'ha?
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:13 AM   #7
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Is it true that this guy beat Riddick Bowe and Mike Tyson as amateurs?
Anyone know anything else about him?
He beat Tyrell Biggs in the Olympic Box-off, then barely lost to him in the return.He also beat Teofilio Stevenson.
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:55 AM   #8
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He beat Tyrell Biggs in the Olympic Box-off, then barely lost to him in the return.He also beat Teofilio Stevenson.
Stevenson is one guy you can't say was underdeveloped as an amateur.

Major props to Payne, then.
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