Thursday, August 10, 2006
The 20-year anniversary celebration of Showtime Championship Boxing continues in spectacular fashion on Saturday, Sept. 2, when James “Lights Out” Toney faces Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter in a 12-round WBC heavy weight elimination bout on Showtime (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast) at Staples Center in Los Angeles. In the co-feature, Eric Aiken defends his IBF featherweight title against Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero.
Monday, July 17, 2006
At their recent press conference promoting their September 2nd brawl, James Toney did all of the talking and Samuel Peter sat and watched - unlike Peter’s radio interview a few days earlier. It was Peter’s camp that did the talking for him, getting involved in a shouting match with Toney that ended when Toney tried to get physical, threw a glass of water, and had to be escorted out of the event.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
It certainly sounds like Samuel Peter is ready for his upcoming bout against James Toney on September 2nd in Los Angeles.
“If he wants to trades punches, I will put him through hell,” said Peter.
“James Toney is a big (name) fighter who has fought all the big names in the heavyweight category, but I will teach him some good boxing lessons when we clash.”
Sunday, July 02, 2006
The 20-year anniversary celebration of Showtime Championship Boxing continues in spectacular fashion on Saturday, Sept. 2, when James “Lights Out” Toney faces Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter on Showtime (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).
The 12-round bout, a WBC elimination for the No. 1 spot, was officially announced during Saturday night’s “ShoBox: The New Generation” telecast on Showtime.
The most significant non-title heavyweight fight of the year—and a must-win for the competitors—will take place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. It is co-promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions and Duva Boxing.
Toney (69-4-2, 43 KOs), of Los Angeles, by way of Grand Rapids, Mich., is a former world champion at middleweight, super middleweight and cruiserweight. One of the smartest, quickest and most ring savvy boxers in history, Toney is ranked No. 2 in the WBC.
Peter (26-1, 22 KOs), of Las Vegas, Nev., by way of Akwaibom, Nigeria, is ranked No. 3 in the WBC. Possessing perhaps the most devastating knockout power in the heavyweight ranks, the strong, powerful Peter has been touted as the future of the division.
Monday, May 01, 2006
HOLLYWOOD, FL – When Warriors Boxing Promotions learned that number two IBF Heavyweight contender Ray Austin had decided that he would rather wait around and hope for the best than fight unbeaten # 5 contender Sultan Ibragimov for the sanctioning body’s number one mandatory contender’s spot, the IBF was forced to look elsewhere to appoint a worthy challenger.
Next on the IBF’s list will be number six contender and former World Champion John Ruiz, who has until Wednesday to decide whether he will face the heat of Ibragimov. Sultan’s cousin Timor already scheduled to fight number three contender Calvin Brock in June, Ibragimov wants the leading available contender, number four ranked Samuel Peter.
“I will knock out Samuel Peter and then the whole world will know what I already know,” said Ibragimov, 19-0, 16 KOs. “That I am the future Heavyweight Champion and the best in the division. If Ray Austin won’t fight me, I want the next in line – that’s Samuel Peter.”
Sunday, April 30, 2006
Samuel Peter made short work of Julius Long, knocking him out in the first round on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. After the bout, Peter requested a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, who won a decision against Peter last fall.
“I will destroy him,” Peter said about getting a second chance against Klitschko. “It wasn’t my time the first time we met. I learned a lot in that fight and now is my time.”
ESPN Motion: Samuel Peter Knocks Out Julius Long