What's Wrong With Samuel Peter ?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by OP_TheJawBreaker, Jul 28, 2021.

  1. TheMikeLake

    TheMikeLake Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    I remember rumors that he was way older than stated. Some of it stemmed that he was sparring David Izon when he was supposedly 12 or 13 years old which sounds insane, but who knows it's possible. However if he was closer to 18 then he is probably his his mid to upper 40's now. I don't really have a source I am just remember from conversations floating around years ago.
  2. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    He's way past this shelf life
  3. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

    Jun 23, 2021
  4. Heavy_Hitter

    Heavy_Hitter Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 7, 2018
    No, he wasn't always old and shot. It happens to fighters. They get old.
  5. ipitythefool

    ipitythefool Campbell Hatton superfan Full Member

    Mar 17, 2017
    His career has petered out.
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  6. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Richard Duke of York Full Member

    Nov 4, 2017
    Fighters get old and faded. We all get old eventually.

    I took a liking to Sam Peter after I heard this:

    Trivia question: what boxer was working Sam Peter's corner during his fight with Vitali Klitschko?
  7. Kratos

    Kratos Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 27, 2014
    He ran into wladimir and got his head beat on, never the same after that.
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  8. Lesion of Doom

    Lesion of Doom Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 21, 2015
    I was about to post the same thing. He was declined by Wladimir II, but after that fight he was shot to pieces. At his best he was a tough and powerful fringe contender. In his prime would have made for good fights against guys like Andy Ruiz, Dubois, Stiverne, et al. It's a shame the HW division had no depth at that time, because he ended up alternating between bloated porpoises like Toney to soul crushers like the Klits. He needed the in between guys which didn't exist then.
  9. vast

    vast Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    Vitali beat his ass bad. That was the end of the line for Peter, who is now most likely brain damaged and should not be fighting any more.
  10. willcross

    willcross Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 11, 2006
    Sam isn't gonna win and even if he does his career is over. Why stick around to take the beating?
  11. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    What's wrong with him is that his actual age is closer to 50 and he has been an old man for well over a decade now in boxing terms.

    Those Nigerians passports are like Cuban passports, if you can't qualify for citizenship and a pension then at least you can steal another 10-15 years in the workplace; no biggie if you're a big giant strong black dude I guess.

    BTW did anyone see Ike Ibeabuchi when he was "23 years old" against Byrd? He looked older than my 70 year old dad :lol:
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  12. ForemanJab

    ForemanJab Boxing Junkie Full Member

    May 8, 2014
    Just showing up for a paycheck at this point.
  13. CST80

    CST80 De Omnibus Dubitandum: Reject The New Normal Staff Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    Because this was 16 years ago.
    vast likes this.
  14. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    05 Peter would be a threat today on par with Ruiz Jnr. Just shot to bits now.
  15. iamthegreatest

    iamthegreatest Member Full Member

    May 4, 2020
    At 6'2, I think he'd struggle against a lot of the bigger HW nowadays, abit like he did against the Klits. Would be abit like Chisora - lots of heart but just not enough skill.