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Samuel Peter Record

Total Fights47
Title Wins1
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs1
KO Wins31
KO Losses6
Samuel Peter Record & Stats
Samuel Peter's Record
Samuel Peter's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Samuel Peter's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 18 years and 10 months, Samuel Peter fought 47 times with 38 wins and 9 losses.

      Peter retired from professional boxing with a record of 38-9, which included one heavyweight world-title win. He had a 66% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 31 of his total 47 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. Peter suffered six knockout losses in his career, two of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 1st round TKO defeat to Arslanbek Makhmudov on December 7, 2019.

      Some of Peter's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer James Toney, Oleg Maskaev, Nagy Aguilera, Jeremy Williams, and Jameel McCline.

      47Dec 7, 201939Arslanbek MakhmudovLossTKO1
      46Jul 12, 201938Hughie FuryLossTKO7
      45Apr 27, 201938Alejandro GardunoWinKO1
      44Apr 13, 201938Mario HerediaLossSD
      43Feb 22, 201938Gerardo EscobarWinKO1
      42Dec 3, 201636Kubrat PulevLossRTD3
      41Oct 23, 201636Juan Carlos SalasWinRTD3
      40Sep 27, 201434Ron AubreyWinTKO1
      39Apr 2, 201130Robert HeleniusLossKO9
      38Sep 11, 201030Wladimir KlitschkoLoss *KO10
      37Mar 12, 201029Nagy AguileraWinTKO2
      36Dec 19, 200929Gabe BrownWinTKO4
      35Sep 15, 200929Ronald BellamyWinTKO2
      34Jul 25, 200928Marcus McGeeWinKO3
      33Mar 27, 200928Eddie ChambersLossMD
      32Oct 11, 200828Vitali KlitschkoLoss *RTD8
      31Mar 8, 200827Oleg MaskaevWin *TKO6
      30Oct 6, 200727Jameel McClineWinUD
      29Jan 6, 200726James ToneyWinUD
      28Sep 2, 200625James ToneyWinSD
      27Apr 28, 200625Julius LongWinKO1
      26Dec 15, 200525Robert HawkinsWinUD
      25Sep 24, 200525Wladimir KlitschkoLossUD
      24Jul 2, 200524Taurus SykesWinKO2
      23Apr 29, 200524Gilbert MartinezWinTKO3
      22Jan 22, 200524Yanqui DíazWinTKO5
      21Dec 4, 200424Jeremy WilliamsWinKO2
      20Aug 5, 200423Jovo PudarWinUD
      19May 17, 200423Charles ShuffordWinUD
      18Mar 6, 200423Jose Arimatea Da SilvaWinTKO2
      17Jan 22, 200423Chris IsaacWinTKO7
      16Sep 27, 200323Jason FarleyWinTKO2
      15Aug 30, 200322Daniel FrankWinKO2
      14Jun 21, 200322Lyle McDowellWinTKO4
      13Mar 7, 200322Dale CroweWinTKO4
      12Jul 24, 200221Cornelius EllisWinTKO2
      11Jun 7, 200221Francis RoyalWinTKO2
      10May 24, 200221Terry PorterWinKO2
      9Mar 22, 200221Julius JoinerWinRTD1
      8Mar 3, 200221Marion WilsonWinUD
      7Nov 10, 200121Curtis TaylorWinKO1
      6Sep 28, 200121Giles KnoxWinTKO1
      5Aug 25, 200120Freddy GaticaWinTKO1
      4Jul 28, 200120Shannon HeadWinTKO1
      3May 25, 200120George ChamberlainWinTKO1
      2May 10, 200120James LesterWinTKO3
      1Feb 6, 200120Georgi HristovWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Samuel Peter (The Nigerian Nightmare) is a 43-year old retired Nigerian professional boxer. He was born in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria on September 6, 1980. He is a former heavyweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 18 years — from 2001 to 2019.

      Peter made his professional boxing debut against Georgi Hristov at the age of 20 on February 6, 2001, defeating Hristov via 1st round KO. He went on to win 23 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 20 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 27 on March 8, 2008 after 30 professional fights, against Oleg Maskaev for the heavyweight WBC title. He defeated Maskaev via 6th round TKO to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

      Peter has won one world title at heavyweight. For all the details about Peter's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Peter had a total of nine losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Canadian boxer Arslanbek Makhmudov on December 7, 2019. Peter lost the fight via 1st round TKO. It's been 4 years, 6 months, and 14 days since this fight.


      Peter had a total of three world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and zero successful title defenses. He won one of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Samuel Peter fought for a heavyweight world title in two fights and won once, which came via way of stoppage. He won one heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Mar 8, 2008Oleg MaskaevHeavyweightWBCTKO

      Title Losses

      Samuel Peter lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Oct 11, 2008Vitali KlitschkoHeavyweightWBCRTD


      Peter fought a total of 47 times during his professional career, which includes 3 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. These five fights are the highlight of his career.

      • September 2, 2006: Samuel Peter puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating James Toney via 12th round split decision.

      • January 6, 2007: Samuel Peter beats James Toney via 12th round unanimous decision.

      • October 6, 2007: Samuel Peter beats Jameel McCline via 12th round unanimous decision.

      • March 8, 2008: Peter wins his first world title by defeating Oleg Maskaev via 6th round TKO. He is now the WBC heavyweight world champion.

      • March 12, 2010: Samuel Peter beats Nagy Aguilera via 2nd round TKO.


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