Peter to go after Haye after he beats Klitschko this Saturday night
By Dave Lahr: Former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel Peter (34-3, 27 KO’s) plans on going after WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (24-1, 22 KO’s) next after Samuel gets through knocking out IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (54-3, 48 KO’s) this Saturday night at the Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany. In boxing news from Next, the 29-year-old Peter says “Let’s see if my promoters can agree on a fight with Haye after September 11, when I’ll take the championship belt from Wladimir. To tell the truth, I already feel like a champion.”
I can’t blame Peter. He’s really got Wladimir’s number from their fight five years ago in 2005. Peter may have lost that bout by a 12 round decision, but he knocked Wladimir down three times in the bout and would have knocked him out in the 10th round if the time hadn’t run out. Wladimir was permitted to clinch and hold the entire fight without any points being taken off from him by the referee. Without the clinching, Wladimir would have been knocked out by Peter. This time, though, it won’t matter how much holding and wrestling Wladimir tries to do. Peter is ready for that game. He’s going to pound the stuffing out of Wladimir every time the Ukrainian makes the mistake of grabbing him. It may only take one or two clinches for Wladimir to get the message that it’s too dangerous to grab and hold Peter.
Without being able to hold, Wladimir will be forced to use legs to run. I’m sure Wladimir will try to fight Peter for a little while, but it will prove to be much too dangerous for Wladimir to do. Last time out, Wladimir was unable to fight Peter in a one on one battle without holding. The reason why is because Peter’s huge power had Wladimir in serious trouble almost every time he would connect. This led to Wladimir running and holding to save his hide. It won’t work this time, because Peter is going to punch a hole through Wladimir’s head every time he gets grabbed by him. Any part of Wladimir’s head is going to be a target while he’s holding onto Peter. I wouldn’t advise Wladimir to even think about putting his arms around Peter in one of his ritualistic clinches because Peter will ruin his world every time.
With a win over Wladimir, Peter is going to be able to put huge pressure on David Haye for a big money fight in either Las Vegas or the UK. This would be a tremendous payday for Peter and much bigger than the money that he’s made in the past. With his new Top Rank promoters, Peter will be in a good position to land a fight with Haye. And believe me, this is a fight that HBO WILL want to show to the American public. I would give Haye almost zero chances of beating Peter, because Samuel hits much too hard and he would catch up to the British heavyweight at some point in the fight and knock him out with a single shot to the head similar to Peter’s 2nd round knockout of Jeremy Williams.