Samuel Peter has tasted defeat only once in his career and the man they call the Nigerian Nightmare does not intend revisit that feeling. On Thursday December 15th, Peter (24-1, 21 KOs) is set to make his return to the ring against rugged Robert Hawkins (21-4, 7 KOs) at Global Warfare, presented by Warriors Boxing Promotions, on In-Demand PPV from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, FL.
Peter will be looking to rebound from his tough loss at the hands of Wladimir Klitschko on September 24th in Atlantic City, in which he had the Russian giant down three times, coming ever so close to beating him.
While most fighters may take the easy road following a disappointing defeat, promoter Dino Duva knows Robert Hawkins is no sure victory. "Robert Hawkins is a tough and credible fighter,” says Duva. "This fight proves Sam Peter is a true warrior not afraid of anyone."
Assuming Peter is victorious against Hawkins, his manager Ivaylo Gotsev expects Peter to cement his spot as the future of the heavyweight division. "We are ready to challenge any big heavyweight that is willing to take Samuel Peter on," said Gotsev. "Whether it be Shannon Briggs, David Tua or whoever the champions are at that time, Sam is ready for them."
Gotsev also feels a matchup of Peter against the winner of the co-main event, Lance “Mount” Whitaker (31-3-1, 26 KOs) vs. unbeaten 2000 Olympic silver medalist Russian bomber Sultan Ibragimov (18-0, 15 KOs), who brawled at a November press conference would be a possibility.
Tickets are on sale now for “Global Warfare.”They are priced at $150, $100, and $50. For moreinformation please call the Hard Rock Live Box Office at (954) 797.5531 or contact Ticketmaster at (954) 523.3309 in Broward, (305) 358.5885 in Dade, (561) 966.3309 in Palm Beach, or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
“Global Warfare”will airlive on In Demand Pay-Per-View. Suggested retail price is $19.95.
Doors open at 6:30pm and the first bell rings at 7:30pm.
For more information on Warrior’s Boxing visit www.warriorsboxing.com.
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