“Nigerian Nightmare” Sam Peter returned to the ring this week and hardly anybody noticed. Fighting in Mexico, the former WBC heavyweight champ stopped a 6-9 fighter named Juan Carlos Salas in three rounds. Now 36-3(29) Peter scaled 262-pounds.
Still only 36 years old, Peter last faced anyone of note back in 2011 when he was brutally stopped by Robert Helenius. Before that, Peter lost his WBC belt to a comebacking Vitali Klitschko.
It’s not clear if Peter is again serious about fighting or whether he is merely picking up a little cash. There was a time when the power hitter was a genuine force and fan-favourite, but today it is almost certain Peter will not get anything like a big fight again.
Still, in boxing you never really know for sure. Maybe, if he can string together a few wins, peter could wind up being put in with a name.
A return with Robert Helenius would prove somewhat interesting.
Tim Tszyu the Latest “boxing Junior” Set to Go Pro
The Great Tommy Hearns’ Son Did It, the Son of the Equally Great Julio Cesar Chavez Is Still Doing It, and Now, on December 17, Kostya Tszyu’s Son Will Join the pro Ranks and Attempt to Fill Some Mighty Shoes – or Boxing Boots to Be More Accurate.
Tim Tszyu, Who Lost Just One of His 33 Amateur Bouts, Will Make His pro Debut at Junior-middleweight. Father Kostya Is of Course Recognised and Respected as One of the Greatest Lower Weight Fighters of Recent Years, His Greatness Established over a Number of Years at 140-pounds. Tim Says He Will Not Look to Copy His Father, That He Will Try and Carve out His Own Style and Reputation.
The Pressure, Though, Is Considerable, as It Is for Any “boxing Junior.” the Recognition Factor Can Be a Massive Boost, Even a Shortcut to the Big Opportunities. At the End of the Day, However, the Son (or Daughter) of a Great Fighter Must Be Able to Fight Themseleves If the Journey Is to Be a Long and Successful One.
Tim Tszyu Begins His Just Before Christmas Day This Year.