Sam Peter Withdraws From Superfighter
Samuel â€œThe Nigerian Nightmareâ€? Peter has bigger fish to fry
Dino Duva, the promoter for Samuel â€œNigerian Nightmareâ€? Peter, has said that contrary to published reports, Peter has no intention of participating in the ballyhooed Superfighter Heavyweight Boxing Tournament scheduled for December 1 in Melbourne, Australia.
â€œWe have read recent media reports that the Superfighter Tournament representatives have announced Samuel Peterâ€™s participation in December. We regret that the Superfighter representatives have erroneously mentioned Samuelâ€™s participation. It is not happening,â€? Duva said. â€œWe like the Superfighter organizers and think itâ€™s an interesting concept, but Samuel is just not available to participate in December. Perhaps at a later date if the timing works.â€?
Team Peter had looked at the Superfighter concept when it was first floated and have decided that the Nigerian Nightmare may have his hands full with James "Lights Out" Toney in their upcoming rematch and that the Heavyweight Tourney can only distract Peter from his immediate mission. â€œOur only concern,â€? said Duva, â€œ is for Samuel to knock out James Toney in their rematch and become the WBC mandatory heavyweight challenger.â€?
Peterâ€™s manager Ivaylo Gotzev agrees. â€œThe minute the WBC announced the rematch with James Toney, weâ€™ve been excited and working toward making that fight as soon as possible,â€? he said. â€œThe Superfighter Tournament is something that might be an interesting idea down the line, but theyâ€™re going to have to look for another fighter because Sam Peter is not available." Read more at the BLOG