Apparently, there's real talk of making James Toney and Samuel Peter for the early fall. Even if the weights in the ring are comparable, this just looks like a real physical mismatch to me. James turned down Klitschko, seemingly realizing the height and reach differences would be just too much, but can his slipping and rolling, juking and jiving actually keep him from catching a hook like the one that damned nearly decapitated Jeremy Williams?
Of course, Klitschko also showed us that Peter can't box any better than a grocery bagger on his first job, and Wlad legitimately hurt Samuel in that final round. But James doesn't have anywhere near that level of power, and he's not going to loom over the taller, bridge-support-like Peter. Can his body even last ten rounds under that kind of raw power?
Does anyone feel that Toney has a prayer? That Peter can win? (I almost said, " . . . that Peter can pull it off?") I can foresee James looking slick and even surprisingly active for a few rounds, but at some point the bearish Samuel is going to connect solidly and with more than one punch. I can't see Toney surviving that. PeteLeo.