Sam Peter Open Workout Quotes

A public workout was held today at Madison Square Garden featuring hard-hitting, recently crowned WBC Interim Heavyweight Champion Samuel "The Nigerian Nightmare'' Peter (28-1, 22 KOs) who will be defending his title against Jameel "Big Time'' McCline (38-7-3, 23 KOs) Saturday, Oct. 6, on SHOWTIME live at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast)..

Samuel Peter:

"McCline does not have a chance against me, but he is a good fighter, a tough opponent.

"I will knock out McCline quick, that's what I see.

"Real heavyweight champions fight. That is why I am not waiting for Maskaev. I am putting my interim on the line.

"Tick...tick...tick. The clock is ticking on all the heavyweights who don't want to fight. I'm a real fighter. I could have waited to face Maskaev to protect my title. But I want to fight and that is what champions do.

"I don't have a problem fighting anyone. Even if the devil comes up and wants to fight, I'm ready.

"If I can fight anyone, it would be Wladamir Klitschko. If he stands up after I knock him down this time, I will retire him.

The event is being promoted by Don King Productions in association with Madison Square Garden and Duva Boxing.

Tickets priced at $400, $250, $150, $100 and $50 are on sale at the Garden box office and all Ticketmaster locations or by calling Ticketmaster at 212-307-7171, 201-507-8900, 631-888-9000, or 914-454-3388. Ticketmaster purchases are subject to convenience charges.

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING's Steve Albert and Al Bernstein will call the action from ringside with Jim Gray serving as roving reporter. The executive producer of the SHOWTIME telecast will be David Dinkins Jr. with Bob Dunphy directing.

For information on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, "ShoBox: The New Generation" and SHOWTIME Xtreme Combat telecasts, including complete fighter bios and records, related stories and more, please go the SHOWTIME website at

Article posted on 02.10.2007

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