neshev Posted August 14, 2008 Share Posted August 14, 2008 We already knew that Antonio Tarver would be facing Chad Dawson in a light heavyweight unification bout on October 11, and we knew that V. Klitschko was supposed to face Sam Peter in the fall but today we have confirmation that Klitschko vs. Peter will take place on October 11 on Showtime. The fight will be broadcast at 9 p.m. ET/PT on a tape delay and will immediately be followed by the live Tarver-Dawson fight. The Peter-Klitschko showdown will be co-promoted by Duva Boxing, K2 Promotions and Don King Productions from a site to be determined. Tarver vs. Dawson is promoted by Gary Shaw Productions in association with AT Entertainment. "I want to send Vitali back into retirement, and then end his brother's reign as champion," boasted Peter, who will make his fourth Showtime Championship Boxing appearance in his past five fights. "I will become the first fighter to end an entire family's boxing career. Everyone is going down. The heavyweight division is mine." Klitschko, who turned 37 on July 19, has not fought since Dec. 11, 2004, when he successfully defended his WBC title against Danny Williams in Las Vegas. In 2005, Klitschko was scheduled to face Hasim Rahman for his next title defense but the fight was called off when Klitschko injured his knee and back in training. Since then, Klitschko has run for mayor of his native city of Kiev, Ukraine, twice, including a reportedly narrow defeat earlier this year. "I cannot believe this day is finally here," said Klitschko, who captured the WBC title on April 24, 2004, with an eighth-round TKO over Corrie Sanders in Los Angeles. "I am injury free and ready to take my title back. Dr. Ironfist is back!!! Quote Link to comment
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