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Encyclopedia > Samuel Peter
Samuel Peter
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Real name Samuel Okon Peter
Nickname "The Nigerian Nightmare"
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 0.5 in (1.84 m)
Nationality Nigerian
Birth date September 6, 1980 (1980-09-06) (age 27)
Birth place Flag of Nigeria Akwa Ibom, Nigeria
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 30
Wins 29
Wins by KO 22
Losses 1
Draws 0
No contests 0

Samuel Okon Peter (born September 6, 1980 in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria), nicknamed "The Nigerian Nightmare," is a heavyweight boxer who is considered by many to be one of the strongest punchers in the heavyweight division. For the mixed martial arts division of the same name, see Heavyweight (MMA). ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Separate articles treat Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Orthodox Judaism. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Akwa Ibom is a state in Nigeria. ... For the mixed martial arts division of the same name, see Heavyweight (MMA). ... For other senses of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ...

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Early years and amateur career

Originally, Peter's preferred sport was soccer. In 1992, some boxers came to Peter's school to train. The curious young 11-year-old stopped by and asked if he could train along with them. He was put up against an experienced amateur and knocked him out. This marked the beginning of a successful amateur career for Peter. Soccer redirects here. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


Samuel Peter won the Nigerian amateur heavyweight championship and the Africa Zone 3 Heavyweight championship while compiling an amateur record of 18 wins and only 2 losses. He faced stiff competition as an amateur (including a knockout victory over 2000 Silver Medalist Mukhtarkhan Dildabekov of Kazakhstan). However, he prevailed and was given the opportunity to represent Nigeria at the 2000 Sydney, Australia Summer Olympics. A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Mukhtarkhan Dildabekov (born March 19, 1976) is a Kazakhstani boxer who competed in the Super Heavyweight (+91 kg) at the 2000 Summer Olympics and won the silver medal by losing to the great Briton Audley Harrison. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ...


Peter lost in the quarterfinals to Italian Paolo Vidoz by decision. However, his performance was noted for being very impressive from such a young pugilist and hence more excitement was generated for him than the eventual Gold Medalist, Audley Harrison, whom Peter had lost a very close decision to just a few months before the Olympics. Paolo Vidoz (born August 21, 1970 in Gorizia, Italy) is a boxer. ... Audley Harrison, (born on October 26, 1971 in London), is a British Heavyweight boxer. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ...


Professional career

Immediately after the Olympics, Ivaylo Gotzev signed on as Samuel Peter's manager.and Andy "Pops" Anderson as Peter's coach. They were then able to land a promotional deal with Dino Duva of Duva Boxing. As of January 2007, Peter's professional ring record stands at 28-1 (with 22 knockouts). The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Though Peter posted a string of 1st-round knockouts at the beginning of his career, he fought to 2 consecutive decisions against Charles Shufford and Jovo Pudar in 2004. Some critics asked if Peter could exhibit the one-punch knockout power he had exhibited in his early days against stronger opposition. Charles Shufford (born Charles Lamont Shufford, Jr on Feb 3, 1973 in Martinsville, VA) is a professional boxer. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Peter won a victory against Jeremy Williams on December 4, 2004 by knockout 27 seconds into the second round, to win the vacant NABF Heavyweight title. He then defeated Yanqui Diaz on January 22, 2005 to win the vacant USBA Heavyweight title. Jeremy Williams (born August 19, 1972, Fort Dodge, Iowa) is a professional boxer and mixed martial artist. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yanqui Diaz is a professional Heavyweight boxer. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Peter then went on to defeat NABA Heavyweight champion Taurus Sykes in Reno, NV on July 2, 2005 trained by Andy "Pops" Anderson in a unification match. An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline for Biographies. ... Reno redirects here. ... NV, Nv, nv, or nV may stand for: Naamloze Vennootschap (Dutch abbreviation for public limited liability company) Nevada, U.S. postal abbreviation Navajo language (ISO 639 alpha-2, nv) NV is the IATA code for Air Central airline Night vision nanovolt, see volt North Vietnam Nv [abbeviation for NvDm] Owner... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On September 24, 2005 Peter faced Wladimir Klitschko in an elimination match in Atlantic City for the IBF and WBO world titles, in which Peter's NABF title was also on the line. Despite the fact that Peter knocked Klitscko down 3 times over the course of the fight, his failure to sustain a consistent attack led to his demise. Klitschko won the match by unanimous decision with all three judges giving a 114-111 score favouring the Ukrainian. People believe that the lost was due to the change of Peter's team. is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Wladimir Dr. Steelhammer Klitschko (Ukrainian: , Volodymyr Volodymyrovych Klychko); born March 25, 1976 in Solnechnoe, Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan) is a Ukrainian heavyweight boxer, former WBO and the current IBF and IBO World Heavyweight Champion. ... Alternate meanings: See Atlantic City (disambiguation) Atlantic City is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,517. ... IBF redirects here. ... The World Boxing Organization (WBO) is one of the sanctioning organizations currently recognizing world boxing champions. ...


On December 15, 2005 Peter faced Robert Hawkins and won 10 round decision. is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Peter's management recruited trainer Jesse Reid,is why Peter's lost his one and only fight who had worked with Roger Mayweather and Lamon Brewster. Reid later left Peter to work with Tye Fields. Roger Mayweather (born April 24, 1961) was a boxer who won two major world titles in two different weight classes. ... Relentless Lamon Tajuan Brewster (born June 5, 1973 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American heavyweight professional boxer, who won the silver medal as an amateur at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata. ...


Peter regained the NABF title (vacated by Klitschko after his victory) on April 28, 2006, by defeating Julius Long. Now that Peter's team is back and Pops Anderson is still Peter's head coach, Samuel is ready to move on. is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Julius Long is and American professional Boxer, who recently turned pro. ...


Peter vs. Toney I & II

Peter's next bout was a fight with Heavyweight contender James Toney on September 2, 2006 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California for the right to challenge WBC Heavyweight champion Oleg Maskaev. Peter would win by split decision; however, the WBC would find adequate cause to order a rematch. (This move generated just as much controversy as the decision itself, as it is uncommon to require a second fight without significant evidence that a match has been mishandled.) James Lights-Out Toney (born August 24, 1968) is a professional boxer from Detroit, Michigan and is a Huron High School alumnus where he was a 205 lb football quarterback in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... WBC logo mark “WBC” redirects here. ... Oleg Maskaev (Russian: ; born March 2, 1969 in Zhambyl, Kazakhstan) is a Russian mine worker who turned into a professional boxer and is the current World Boxing Council heavyweight champion of the world. ...


On January 6, 2007, Peter defeated Toney in the rematch by unanimous decision, erasing any doubts as to the validity of the first fight. The official judges scorecards read 119-108, 118-110, 118-110. is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Peter vs. McCline & World Heavyweight Champion

After defeating Toney, Peter earned the right to fight the WBC World Heavyweight champion. A match against Oleg Maskaev was scheduled for October 6, 2007. However, Maskaev pulled out of the fight due to a back injury. This led WBC to proclaim Peter interim Heayweight Champion of the World. An interim championship is a temporary world championship that is awarded in all four major sanctioning bodies of professional boxing (WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO) and in other combat sports, such as kickboxing and mixed martial arts. ...


Jameel McCline was scheduled to fight Vitali Klitschko on September 22 for a title elimination. However, the fight was canceled because Klitschko had suffered a back injury in training. Under these conditions, a fight was arranged between Peter and McCline. Peter stepped into the ring as the champion trying to defend his title. Much controversy preceded the match since McCline had been accused of use illegal substances in 2005 and 2006, but the organizers decided to let the fight happen despite of this. Lab analysis would be available about 5 days after the fight. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Dr. Vitali Vladimirovich Klitschko (Ukrainian: ) born July 19, 1971). ...


On October 6, at 10 p.m, in Madison Square Garden, Peter was knocked down 3 times in the 2nd and 3rd round by McCline, who had a height advantage of almost 6 inches. Peter managed to get up and eventually won the remaining rounds to win the match with a unanimous decision. He retained his title of WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World. Being an interim champion, a fight against Maskaev is mandatory for Peter.


Outside The Ring

Samuel Peter is a devout Christian man who neither drinks nor smokes.[citation needed] He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...


Peter, who is managed by Ivalio Gotsev, is a stablemate to former WBO Heavyweight champion Sergei Liakhovich. Peter is now promoted by Duva Boxing and is trained by Andy "Pops" Anderson as well as former champion Boza Edwards. The World Boxing Organization (WBO) is a sanctioning organization currently recognizing professional boxing world champions. ... Belarusian boxer Sergei Liakhovich (Belarusian: Сяргей Ляховіч, Siarhiej Lachovič, also Lyakhovich), born on May 29, 1976 in Vitebsk, Belarus, is a former WBO heavyweight boxing champion. ...


See also

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WBC Heavyweight Champion
Interim Title
via general recognition

September 24, 2007 – present
Incumbent

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