Peter Rejects Offer to Wait for Title Shot
The Las Vegas Journal Review is reporting that Samuel Peter has rejected Vitali Klitschko’s offer of $2.5 million to step aside and allow Klitschko to fight Oleg Maskaev for the WBC Heavyweight Title. Peter would also get an immediate title shot against Klitschko directly after.
The WBC has refused to make a decision involving the dispute and has instead ordered a mediation between the three parties. It was at the meeting that Peter rejected Klitschko’s inital offer…
Peter’s promoter Dino Duva said that although Peter rejected the offer, a more lucrative one might change his mind:
“This is a business and you never say never,” Duva said. “But Samuel’s focus is on getting the title shot and winning the belt. Realistically, we’ll consider all options, but for us to consider (stepping aside), it would have to be very, very lucrative and there would have to be strict time deadlines when Maskaev-Klitschko would occur and then when the fight between Sam and the winner would occur.”
Organizations • WBC • Promoters • Dino Duva • Weight Classes • Heavyweight • Klitschko Brothers • Oleg Maskaev • Samuel Peter
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