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Peter, Peter Maskaev Beater; Sam Peter Thumps Oleg Maskaev

By: Phil Santos - Overhandright.com: The outcome was apparent early as the heavy handed Sam Peter slammed the older, slower Oleg Maskaev. Peter appeared the hungrier fighter with more to prove as he stopped the WBC champion by TKO in the 6th round. Peter had finally obtained the legitimate championship status that he so desperately desired. Maskaev did little more than hang in and last for 6 rounds as Peter did the majority of the effective scoring, especially when in came to landing power shots..

The "Nigerian Nightmare"¯ ended Maskaev's night with a hard right hand which lead to a brutal flurry causing referee Guadalupe Garcia to call the action to a halt.

The win means big fights in the near future for the newly crowned World Champion and some added excitement in the often times dull Heavyweight division. An eagerly anticipated rematch between Samuel Peter and Wladimir Klitschko would be huge for the sport and would garner a fair amount of attention as a Heavyweight unification bout.

Peter now owns wins over James Toney(2), Jameel McCline and Oleg Maskaev with his lone defeat coming at the hands of the man considered the preeminent Heavyweight in the world in Klitschko. Peter just may possess the power and style to rejuvenate interest in the Heavyweight division.

Article posted on 09.03.2008



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