Samuel Peter vs. Jovo Pudar On August 5

13.07.04 - Co-promoters Duva Boxing and Warrior’s Boxing are proud to announce that on August 5, the heavyweight division’s dynamic young powerhouse, Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter (19-0 17 KO), will continue his unstoppable march to the world heavyweight championship live at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida and televised nationally on Showtime network’s Sho-Box “The Next Generation.”

Scheduled for a deep sleep that day will be opponent Jovo Pudar (22-2 12 KO).

Peter’s latest exhibition of fistic carnage will serve as the main event of an action-packed card that will also spotlight undefeated (13-0 10 KO) super lightweight sensation Juan Urango vs. TBA in the co-feature.

“Samuel Peter is the most exciting heavyweight in the world and we’re very thankful to Showtime for giving him this opportunity,” said promoter Dino Duva, who has met with considerable difficulty finding opponents willing to fight the iron-fisted slugger.

Peter, coming off a dominant pay-per-view win over respectable veteran Charles Shufford on May 17, has long been tabbed as the “one to watch” in boxing’s big man division and says he welcomes the chance to broaden his growing army of fans by flattening Pudar in typically brutal fashion.

“Pudar is a big strong guy and we’re very happy he was man enough to take the fight,” declared manager Ivalyo Gotzev. Known for his remarkable ability to spot raw talent, Gotzev claims this fight will finally establish in the minds of boxing fans what he has known for a long time: that Samuel Peter is the next true heavyweight king. “We’re finally getting the chance to showcase the best up-and-coming heavyweight contender in the world on national television,” he said. “Enough about Dominick Guinn and Joe Mesi and all the rest of them; tune in August 5. I guarantee Samuel Peter will be explosive!”

Gotzev also confidently stated that after Pudar, a former Olympian coming off an ESPN2-televised win should step up to the plate. “Just the other week, we saw Lawrence Clay-Bey beating up on ex-cruiserweight Imamu Mayfield. If he’s feeling better now, why doesn’t he quit running from Samuel?”

“We had a contract to fight him last December on ESPN, but he got injured (supposedly) and pulled out,” explained Duva. “Some people were sceptical at the time regarding his ‘injury,’ so I want to make a personal plea for him to summon some courage and honor the fight. Pretenders like Clay-Bey and quite a few others can’t keep running forever. They should retire if they’re afraid of Samuel.”

Juan Urango made his formidable presence known on American soil almost immediately after signing with Florida’s Warrior’s Boxing. Having spent his entire career fighting between his native Colombia and adopted home of Spain, the southpaw’s USA debut was a rock ‘em sock ‘em affair against formerly undefeated Russian Sergey Sorokin at Warrior’s Hard Knocks at The Hard Rock show last June. In what many called the fight of the night, Urango dropped and lumped up Sorokin on his way to taking an exciting unanimous decision.

Article posted on 13.07.2004

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