Klitschko defends boxing titles in rematch with Nigerian Nightmare
IBF, IBO and WBO World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine, also known as Dr. Steelhammer, defended his titles by defeating Nigeria's Samuel Peter, RIA Novosti reported.
The two heavyweights faced off at Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt-on-Main, Germany late on Saturday before the crowd of over 50,000 boxing fans.
Klitschko (54-3, 48 KOs), who had a significant advantage over his opponent throughout the whole bout, won by a knock-out in the 10th round.
Samuel Peter (34-3, 27 KOs), nicknamed the Nigerian Nightmare, was active in the first few rounds and withstood a number of shattering hits delivered by Klitschko.
However, by the 10th round Klitschko's dominance took its toll on Peter, and the Nigerian boxer finally succumbed to a flurry of hits that sent him to the floor.
Klitschko beat Peter in a 2005 title elimination bout for the IBF and IBO world titles by points.
This year, the Ukrainian boxer was originally set to defend his titles against challenger Alexander Povetkin from Russia, but the fight was called off due to a disagreement over terms.