Thursday, August 31, 2006

Peter-Toney Prediction

By JE Grant

Samuel Peter will step forward as the world’s top heavyweight without a “world” title on Saturday night. He will also turn the “Lights Out” on the illusion of heavyweight greatness that the skilled multi-weight James Toney has created. No one can deny Toney’s place as a top all-time fighter – and sure bet hall of fame career – but his weight class and time have passed. It shouldn’t go unnoticed that he holds no victories in the division against legitimate top 10 fighters. His draw against Hasim Rahman was a gift – to Toney. Young Sam won’t be denied and his power will reign supreme as Toney yields space in order to attempt to fight off the ropes. As Toney fades, the big man will continue to pound and inasmuch as Peter is nowhere near as skilled as Toney he won’t even pretend to try to outbox or outfox the veteran. Nor should he. Youth will be served. Peter by KO in 7.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Bradford said...

Too bad we will not see it on this side of the water.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Samuel Peter will be exposed as a hard punching unskilled labourer who be dismissed and sent back to school for further developement. Look with this man's power anything can happen, but don't bet on it. Expect the young Peter to get a boxing lesson but fail the test. Maybe one day but this one. sorry Peter...

8:54 PM  
Blogger JE Boxing said...

I think he will capitalize on the "hard punching" part to win.

8:56 PM  
Anonymous the cruiserweight said...

"FAT VS. FATTER???"

Only, whose fat, and whose fatter???

I kind of hope both of these guys somehow lose. And they probably will. It'll probably be a draw, no contest, technical decision due to head butt/cut, or a DQ. Yes, perhaps I sound like an overly-cynical party-pooper that is in need of a large dose of Prozac; but this fight gives me funny-feelings, not to mention mixed ones.

So Toney comes in a bit LIGHTER than expected, and Peter comes in a bit HEAVIER. Well, I told myself I would not bet on JT if he came in one pound over 230 (hey, I had to draw the line someplace, as it appears as though neither one of these to are.) but I wasn't expecting Peter to come in quite this high either. Well, I'm not betting period, and I guess that's that. Toney - as usual - is still a bit too heavy, but at least not "outrageously" so. And neither is Peter, but 257??? That matches his career high, and is DEFINETLY too much weight for him. Peter - I.M.O - should be in the 230's or 240's, or 250 at absolute MAX.

Sheesh...Can these two not even "make hvy" anymore folks???

(Alright Bizzack...Look on the bright side; it's between two legit top-10 contenders, and it's not PPV.)

No go out there and "break a leg" you two. No, please. Really. Both of you do so! (Or maybe a couple of broken jaws so they can both lose a little more weight?)

10:18 PM  
Anonymous The Cruiserweight said...

I think "anonymous" put it pretty well in his bief but succint little "prose'". (BTW-No need to be anonymous here, you're amongst friends. Unless you are a fan of the alphabets and/or John Ruiz, of course.) Anyways, I think this fight is almost a tossup, but slight edge to JT to perhaps make Peter look stupid.

10:22 PM  
Blogger JE Boxing said...

That's always a possibility but 12 rounds is a long time to lay on the ropes and dodge & cover.

7:42 AM  
Blogger JE Boxing said...

Peter will be exposed???? What's to expose. We already know that he is not a highly-skilled boxer-puncher. He wings his punches and goes for the KO right from the opening bell. I still think he'll win.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Ken Hissner said...

Some of us have been waiting for Toney to receive a real beating and even though he looked bad fighting over the cruiser limit he has become a heavyweight contender and seems to hang in there. His bout with Rahman was one of his worse and lucky to get a draw. For Peter it's time to erase his falling short with Klitchko or get to the back of the line like most of the Nigerian's before him. He won't be outboxing Toney. Anything short of a solid whipping will be a disappointment. Toney could easily control the first half of the fight. But like he proved with Jirov, he can finish strong. Of course that was 40 lbs ago.

11:14 AM  
Blogger JE Boxing said...

Tonight will tell us a lot. A victory over Peter will cement a title shot. A loss will knock him out of the real title picture --- most likely for good.

11:33 AM  

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