Samuel Peter vs Vitali Klitschko Preview
By Brad Marchetti, Doghouse Boxing (Oct 11, 2008) (Photo © Klitschko Management Group)  
Two high-artillery heavyweights will wage war tonight with the W.B.C title on the line in Samuel Peter vs Vitali Klitschko. The 12-round heavyweight title main event will be aired at 10:30 PM ET on SHOWTIME. Despite taking a 4-year ring hiatus, Klitschko is favored at the betting shops at a healthy 9-5 clip. The boxing betting odds for the Samuel Peter vs Vitali Klitschko fight favor Klitschko at -170 to -220.

Samuel Peter wants some get back on the older Klitschko after being outpointed by his kid brother Wlad.
Peter looks immensely strong nowadays, his right hand can erase memories in a flash. Is Vitali biting off more than he can chew in his first fight back? Klitschko is an intelligent fighter with a dynamite right hand of his own. Vitali may also have the better set of whiskers over the sometimes chinny Samuel. Vitali has problems with durability with his body breaking down at age 37. Vitali has a delicate face that cuts and a body that is injury prone if pushed to the limit. After four years of inactivity, you would have to wonder if Vitali's heart is in boxing 100% as well.

This shapes up to be a good slugfest between an aging blue-chip boxer vs a the young lights out puncher. The boxing betting odds OVER\UNDER for the Samuel Peter vs Vitali Klitschko fight is 9.5 ROUNDS with the OVER at -170.

Samuel Peter vs Vitali Klitschko Boxing Betting Odds

Klitschko -170 to -220

Peter +135 to +185

Samuel Peter Power Ratings 1-10 Marchetti Scale

*Power: 10 (* indicates x200%)
Size: 7
Speed: 7
Stamina: 7
Defense: 6
Chin: 7
Cuts: 9
Heart\Killer Instinct: 7
Legs: 7
Jab\Reach: 6
In-Fighting: 8
Ring IQ: 6
Peak: 7

Marchetti Rating: 9.4

Tale-of-the-Tape for Samuel Peter

From: Nigeria
Height: 6'1
Weight: 245-255
Reach: 77
Age: 28
Style: Brawler
Best Punch: Overhand Right

Vitali Klitschko Power Ratings 1-10 Marchetti Scale

*Power: 8 (* indicates x200%)
Size: 9
Speed: 6
Stamina: 6
Defense: 8
Chin: 8
Cuts\Injury: 3
Heart: 7
Legs: 6
Jab\Reach: 8
In-Fighting: 8
Ring IQ: 9
Peak: 5

Marchetti Rating: 9.1

Tale-of-the-Tape for Vitali Klitschko

From: Ukraine
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 245-250
Reach: 80
Age: 37
Style: Counterpucher\Puncher
Best Punch: Straight Right.

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