KLITSCHKO'LL FALL IN ROUND 6, SAMUEL PETER'S COACH
Former World Boxing Council heavyweight champion, Samuel Peter will be stepping onto the ring tomorrow night to challenge Ukrainian giant, Wladmir Klitschko for the IBF/WBO heavyweight titles in Frankfurt, Germany.
A victory over the champion Klitschko on Saturday would make Samuel Peter a household name overnight and open up the division after years of Ukrainian domination.
Vladimir and his brother Vitali have had a stranglehold on the division and while the two technically outstanding Ukrainians are undisputed world champions, their reign has done little to boost the sport's popularity.
'There is too much chatter about Klitschko getting a knockout victory,' said Peter's coach Abel Sanchez.
'I think this is nonsense. It is going to be short fight and it is going to be Sam who'll get it by the sixth round,' said Sanchez.
Peter, who has won 34 of his 37 bouts, 27 of them with a knockout, has been stopped but never counted out.
Vladimir, with a 54-3-0 record, holds the WBO, IBF and IBO belts.Peter was not first choice. He was brought in to replace Russia's Alexander Povetkin, who failed to show up for a pre-fight news conference because of a sinus problem..
'I am expecting him to be at least as determined as five years ago,' Klitschko said. 'He is probably technically better because now he is trying to box and do different things.
The fight in Eintracht Frankfurt's soccer arena will be unleashing two big punchers against each other but it is not the fight fans or broadcasters necessarily would want to see. Unless Peter wins.
Proof of that is the bout is not televised live in the United States, not even on pay-per-view.
Vladimir, 34, and Vitali, 39, hold four of the five title belts with Briton David Haye holding the WBA crown.