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Old 10-08-2007, 05:25 AM   #1
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I remember when Peter fought Klitschko, that some boxing critics were comparing his power to Earnie Shavers. True, he did have some devastating ko's particularly of Jeremy Williams. But now with a record of 29-1 (22), I'm seriously wondering about his supposed awesome power. His ko percentage is still a respectable 73%, but he has been winning by decisions more lately as his oppenents are on the world class level. I'm not saying tht Peter isnt a hard hitting heavyweight, but comparisons to Shavers, Foreman, etc are ludicrous.
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:02 PM   #2
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I remember when Peter fought Klitschko, that some boxing critics were comparing his power to Earnie Shavers. True, he did have some devastating ko's particularly of Jeremy Williams. But now with a record of 29-1 (22), I'm seriously wondering about his supposed awesome power. His ko percentage is still a respectable 73%, but he has been winning by decisions more lately as his oppenents are on the world class level. I'm not saying tht Peter isnt a hard hitting heavyweight, but comparisons to Shavers, Foreman, etc are ludicrous.
His career so far indicates he is an ordinary rather than an outstanding puncher. The knockdowns of Wlad may tell us more about Wlad's chin than Peter's power.
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:34 PM   #3
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His career so far indicates he is an ordinary rather than an outstanding puncher. The knockdowns of Wlad may tell us more about Wlad's chin than Peter's power.
Or maybe about the back of his head.

So far it seems he's comparable to Ron Lyle in terms of power: a massive guy who can hit, knocks out a lot of B and C level fighters and scores knockdowns in big fights, but fails to score knockouts in big fights.
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:37 PM   #4
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Why is this on the classic boxing page?
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:30 PM   #5
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I've said right from the time that people started lauding him as the hardest hitter alive that they were going way overboard and it was completely premature. He's now 0 for 4 in attempts to stop top 20 heavyweights, even though the four opponents were a guy who'd been down six times in his last six fights, a 37-38-year-old, disgustingly out-of-shape, 5'9" blown-up middleweight, and a rusty 37-year-old average contender. What's worse, he was beaten by the first man, lost in most observers' eyes to the second man in their first fight, and was decked three times and barely survived against the third! As I've been saying, Peter has been wildly overhyped by the media, particularly in the power department.

Of course that is all the pessimist's view of things. Peter is, afterall, relatively young, he has heart, he is hungry, he's only lost to the world's #1 who is a very formidable fighter, and he has a couple of semi-quality wins. All-in-all, he is a good addition to today's heavyweight division and is the kind of solid contender eras are built on.

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