The fat lady has maybe sung her last lullabye for Samuel Peter, who got put to sleep by Robert Helenius, on the undercard of the Marco Huck-Ran Nakash clash in Halle, Germany on Saturday.
Peter, who advertises his age to be 30, weighed in at 259 3/4 pounds, 18 pounds more than in his last scrap, against Wladimir Klitschko last September (a KO10 loss). He didn't look grossly obese, but basically looked like the Sam Peter we've come to know the past five years or so.
In the ninth, he ate a hellacious left hook, the third punch of a three punch combo, and hit the floor. The Nigerian, now 34-5, was upright at eight. Another left hook, following a solid straight right, put him on his back, arms splayed out as if he was making a snow angel.
Helenius (6-6 1/2 to Peter's 6-2; 239 1/4 pounds; age 27), out of Sweden, and living in Germany, rises to 15-0, with ten knockouts.
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