Place of Birth. Education. Born in Nigeria. Lives and trains in Las Vegas (USA). Nickname: Nigerian Nightmare.
Samuel Peter's co-promoter is the famous world boxing figure Don King.
Physical parameters. Height - 184 cm. Arm span - 196 cm. Right-handed.
Career. He started boxing in 1992. The debut in the professional ring took place in February 2001.
In amateur boxing, he reached the titles of the champion of Nigeria and Africa. Participated in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, reached the quarterfinals, but lost to a colleague from Italy.
Starting from 2004, S.Peter fought with such well-known heavyweights as Jeremy Williams, Wladimir Klitschko, James Toney, Jamil McCline, Oleg Maskaev.
In the professional ring, he achieved world titles according to the WBA (July 2006), IBF (March 2007), WBO (September 2007), WBC (March 2008).
As of March 2008 (when he had his last fight - with O. Maskaev, which ended in the defeat of the Russian), Peter's professional track record was as follows: the number of fights - 31, the number of victories - 30 (of which 23 by knockout), defeats - 1. The only boxer at that time, on which the invincible Nigerian Nightmare failed, was Klitschko Jr. In 2005, in Atlantic City, at the end of a 12-round qualifying match for the title of world champion in two versions at once, IBF and WBO, the judges unanimously gave the victory to the Ukrainian (score 114-111).
On October 11, 2008, in Berlin, S. Peter held the first defense of the WBC champion title - the most prestigious boxing in the world. The rival of the Nigerian was Vitali Klitschko, for whom this entry into the ring was the first in the last four years. The Ukrainian did not leave the current belt holder any chance of winning, and after the eighth round, Peter's managers announced their refusal to continue the fight. After the fight, Samuel, who until then promised to "cut down the Ukrainian tree", called Vitaliy a great champion and expressed hope for cooperation with the promotional agency "Klitchko Management Group" in Germany and Europe.
In 2009, Samuel Peter had four fights: on March 27, he lost by majority vote to American Eddie Chambers, on July 25 he won by knockout in the 3rd round against American Marcus McGee, on September 15 in the second round he knocked out American Ronald Bellamy, and on December 19 in the 4th round knocked out American Gabe Brown.
March 12, 2010 Peter fought, winning by knockout in the 2nd round against the Dominican Nagy Aguilera. As of September 2010, he had 34 fights - 31 wins (27 by knockout) and 3 losses.
International Boxing Association defines Peter as the main contender for the belt of the reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko. The title fight, and coincidentally a rematch, took place on September 11, 2010. The fight took place under the complete control of the champion, was characterized by variable pace and abuse clinch by Peter. In the second minute of the tenth round, Klitschko knocked out the Nigerian.
In April 2011, Samuel Peter fought the rising avenue of world boxing, Robert Helenius. In the 9th round, Helenius knocked Peter down. Peter stood up with difficulty, Helenius immediately began to finish off Peter and with an accurate single jab sent him into a deep knockout.
Professional fight statistics. As of July 2019: 46 fights, 38 wins (31 by KO), 8 losses.
Family status. Married, has two sons and two daughters.