Klitschko - Peter: Klitschko Huge Odds-On Favorite But Samuel Peter Camp Confident

boxingPower-punching heavyweight title challenger Samuel "The Nigerian Nightmare" Peter remained calm during the press conference and the open training sessions for his Saturday rematch against IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko - even when normally reserved Klitschko taunted him with his championship belts and his antagonistic remarks.

"I hear and see what they're trying to do, I just hope he comes to fight and not wrestle" said Peter.

But Peter's manager, Ivaylo Gotzev, says Klitschko's unusually belligerent demeanor at the conference is a sure sign.

"He's definitely uptight. I've known Wladimir for 15 years and he's starting to realize who will be in the other corner come Saturday night. That's why he's not himself this week. He's already having cold and sweaty Nigerian Nightmares!"

Peter vs. Klitschko II will be held Saturday in Frankfurt, Germany at the Commerzbank Arena..


HEAVYWEIGHT champion Wladimir Klitschko is the massive odds-on favourite at 1-11 on Betfair to successfully defend his IBF, WBO and IBO titles when he fights Samuel Peter at the ESPIRIT arena in Dusseldorf, Germany, on Saturday.

The hard-hitting Ukrainian faces 11-1 outsider Peter in a rematch of their 2005 bout. The sluggish Nigerian was more recently beaten by Wladimir’s older brother Vitali in a largely uninspiring bout in October 2008.

Wladimir won by unanimous decision the last time he faced Peter, and can be backed at 9-4 to come through on points. The 34-year-old is odds-on at 8-13 to knockout his opponent, and is available at 12-1 to do so in the first round.

Peter is a 25-1 punt to win the fight by judges’ decision, while he is out at 15-2 to KO the champ.

Betfair’s Alex Bake said: “The Klitschkos failed to agree terms with the division’s only serious threat, David Haye. So, in his absence, Wladimir fights these guys who make up the numbers. The punters expect this to be nothing more than a training exercise for the big Ukrainian.”

To win Klitschko v Peter Betfair bet: 1-11 Klitschko, 11-1 Peter, 69-1 the draw

Method of victory Betfair bet: 8-13 Klitschko knockout, 9-4 Klitschko decision, 15-2 Peter knockout, 25-1 Peter decision

Article posted on 10.09.2010

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