R.I.P Jimmy 'Thunder' Peau - 3/2/66 - 13/2/20 - The man behind the fastest KO in history

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  1. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    A sad story but a lovely tribute I enjoyed reading.



    It was all going so well for Grimsley as well up until that punch...
     
  2. kiwi_boxer

    kiwi_boxer RIP IsaL - Canelo 'facts' 2018 Full Member

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    Great to hear brother :thumbsup:

    It's one of those events that makes you think about the what if's with peoples lives.
    Boxing is a pretty ruthless sport in that regard...one fight and it can change everything, for the best or for the worst.
     
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  3. Kingmaffe

    Kingmaffe Member Full Member

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    Man, that’s terrible news. RIP champ. Nice read btw.

    Had no idea his life turned out so bad post-boxing. Did he (at least) get back on his feet somehow, after being homeless in Las Vegas?
     
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  4. nervousxtian

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    Damn, RIP Jimmy!
     
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  5. RacingBeat

    RacingBeat Casual lives matter Full Member

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    That’s the Tuesday night fights crew calling that, heLL yeah!
     
  6. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Terribly sad news.

    Thunder was one of my favorite punchers from the 1990s. He was a staple on the USA Tuesday Night Fights. I know a handful of my friends who become boxing fans watching Thunder on TNF, and they remain fans today.

    Great television fighter. Always delivered excitement, whether he won or lost. True fighter.

    I'll always remember him fondly.
     
  7. ohwat049

    ohwat049 Active Member Full Member

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    RIP.....
    Used to love watching his fights as a kid
     
  8. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    a bit different here but I remember seeing the Grimsley KO on a pre youtube video site. Back when everything was 240p.. That was before I became a hardcore boxing fan. Definitely stuck with me in the back on my mind I'm sure. You know you left an impact in boxing if your KOs were making the rounds Ebaumsworld and the like in the early 00s.
     
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  9. lobk

    lobk Original ESB Member Full Member

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    Only 54, Damn that is young.

    RIP
     
  10. piprules

    piprules Member Full Member

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    Its sad man RIP Jimmy. I googled him a couple of months ago to see what happened to him, and last story I could find was that he was in a detention center in the states.
    its a shame how many boxers fall on hard times when their career is over. Where are the Hearns, Don Kings when these guys need them?
    its a brutal business boxing.
     
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  11. JOSEY WALES

    JOSEY WALES Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Oh hell 54 , way too young , RIP warrior .
     
  12. Tramell

    Tramell Hypocrites Love to Pray & Be Seen. Mathew 6:5 Full Member

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    Loved that quick KO. Never quite understood why he didn't fare better in the pros. Seemed in great shape, power and wasn't a club fighter. Trainers? Lack of discipline?
     
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  13. lefthandlead

    lefthandlead Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  14. divac

    divac Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Somebody mentioned Thunder had mental issues. Probably boxing related as Thunder was a puncher that took a lot of punches.

    Enjoyed watching him on Tuesday night fights, RIP Warrior!
     
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  15. elmaldito

    elmaldito Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Loved the Chris Byrd vs thunder match. Rip jimmy
     
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