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Klitschko vs Peter: Sometimes History Repeats Itself

17.09.05 - By Jim Amato: Back in the late 60's a heavyweight from Fresno, CA., named Mac Foster had reeled off something like 25 straight KO's. It was even rumored that he had flattened Sonny Liston in a sparring session. He rose to the #1 spot in the heavyweight rankings behind champion Joe Frazier. They matched Mac with the popular long time contender Jerry Quarry. What happened? Jerry took Mac to school.. He out boxed Mac and put on a counter punching clinic. Foster was felled in the sixth round. Fast forward thirty five years. Sam Peter is today's Mac Foster. He is a tremendous hitter with a ferocious reputation. Will Wladimir Klitschko play the role of Jerry Quarry? At one time Wlad was considered a better prospect then big brother Vitaly. Then the chin gave in and now fans wonder if he can put it all back together.

This should be a very interesting match up. Wladimir is quite nimble for a man of his size. He has a quick and accurate jab. He also packs a pretty good wallop in that right hand of his. Peter is very strong and has amazing power. Nevertheless he has yet to meet a fighter the caliber of Wladimir.

Sam Peter has to be afforded a puncher's chance but on paper, as long as Wlad's chin does not cave in Peter may come up on the short end in this one.

Article posted on 18.09.2005



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