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Sam Peter beats Oleg Maskaev in six rounds for the title

Sam Peter beats Oleg Maskaev in six rounds for the title Nigerian boxer Sam Peter (30-1, 23 KO’s) delivered a TKO last night against Kazakhstan's WBO Champion Oleg Maskaev (34-6, 26 KO’s) in the sixth round. Peter delivered a series of power punches in the sixth round, which forced the referee to stop the fight at 2:56 into the Round 6. Oleg Maskaev didn’t protest the stoppage and Sam Peter celebrated his victory over the WBO Champ. The fight was tilting towards Peter from the very beginning, the Nigeria native winning the first and second rounds without any problems. In the third and fourth Maskaev "woke up" and managed to land a reputable series of punches, but in the fifth Peter was back in the game with series of punches. Oleg Maskaev held up until the sixth round , when a barrage of combination shots, followed by a series of power punches gave Sam Peter the WBO title.

 The fight results was hardly a surprise to any, nonetheless for the bookmakers. At the online sportsbook BodogLife Sam Peter was the ultimate favorite to win the fight with odds -450 and Oleg Maskaev was the underdog with odds +300. Bettors also predicted a TKO victory - the Samuel Peter vs. Oleg Maskaev fight was favorite to go under 7.5 rounds with odds -165. Next Saturday is the WBC Super Featherweight Title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, the bookie is favoring Pacquiao at -180 and Juan Manuel Marquez is listed as the underdog with odds +140.

 Published on 03/09/2008

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