Vitali Klitschko recaptures WBC crown

Other News Materials 12 October 2008 03:14 (UTC +04:00)

Vitali Klitschko captured the World Boxing Council heavyweight belt by defeating holder Samuel Peter of Nigeria after eight rounds in Berlin on Saturday.

On his return to the ring after a four-year absence, Klitschko, 37, dominated Peter to join his younger brother Wladimir as a world heavyweight champion, reported dpa.

Peter's corner threw in the towel after the eighth round, with Klitschko well ahead on points to clinch his 36th victory in 38 bouts.

Wladimir, the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organization title-holder, is the only other boxer to have defeated Peter in 32 bouts.

Vitali Klitschko had retired in 2005 over injuries including a ruptured knee ligament. His 37th and last bout had been a title defence in December 2004 against Briton Danny Williams.