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. Serge

    Serge The Baddest Man on the Planet Staff Member

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    I remember his HL reel KO of Grimsley, guy could really crack. Sad to hear he fell on hard times and died homeless. RIP champ.
     
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  2. Daddy

    Daddy Active Member Full Member

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    Was honestly a good person.. Good career. His fights were exciting. Rest In Peace Jimmy Thunder!
     
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  3. paulonorcatto

    paulonorcatto New Member Full Member

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    Its very sad to hear about his passing, but he DOES NOT have the quickest KO in history. so the title of this thread should be changed.
     
  4. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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  5. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    From what I gather he moved back with family before he died.
     
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  6. Serge

    Serge The Baddest Man on the Planet Staff Member

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    OK, well that's good to hear. Hopefully that brought him some comfort and solace during that period.
     
  7. highlander

    highlander Member Full Member

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    what happened to him? how did he die? sad news. exciting to watch on tuesday nights. wonder how he would have fared in today's heavy weight division?
    may the bell give him a ten count in his honor.
     
  8. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

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    R.I.P. Thunder From Down Under !!!
     
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  9. lloydturnip

    lloydturnip Well-Known Member Full Member

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    RIP.dangerous fighter and a good guy apparently. Derek Williams stopped himin the uk but he went on to have a good run in the states.
     
  10. CANNONBALL

    CANNONBALL Active Member Full Member

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    finished the career of Bernado Mercado with a 1st round KO
     
  11. lobk

    lobk Original ESB Member Full Member

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    He had brain tumor and went in for surgery. The procedure was considered routine surgery for tumor treatment and his death was sudden and unexpected.

    I'm a firm believer in no such thing as minor or routine surgery.
     
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  12. PIPO23

    PIPO23 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    RIP USO!
    Samoans are some of the nicest people you will meet.
     
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  13. BoJangles

    BoJangles Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Hilarious that Grimsley took 12 rounds of punches from George Foreman then went Lights Out in 1.5 seconds from one shot from Thunder!! lmao, caught Cold but still funny...

    Vegas will use you up and spit you out, you don't have to be a boxer... I had 2 different friends move out there and they both ended up in and out of prison and living in Tent Cities there when not locked up! Both had zero criminal records and college education prior to moving there! They went to parties and ended up trying marijuana laced with other drugs like heroine and meth and got hooked for life.

    Articles didn't say why Thunder was getting brain surgery... just said he died in his sleep after brain surgery in New Zealand.
     
  14. aaalbert

    aaalbert Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Man that's heartbreaking to hear him go out like that.
    RIP Champ....

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    Ah ok that's comforting to hear. At least he died around the people he loved.
     
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  15. BoJangles

    BoJangles Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Wikipedia says it was 1.5 seconds

    Referee immediately called a halt so they could bring in the stretcher...

    if it's not the fastest then what is?
     


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