Former champ added to 'Super 8' fight night

DUNCAN JOHNSTONE
Last updated 15:54 20/03/2014
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NIGERIAN NIGHTMARE: Samuel Peter, pictured after defeating Jameel McCline in a WBC heavyweight championship bout in 2007, will fight in June's 'Super 8' fight night in Auckland.

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Former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel Peter has been handed a place in the prizefighter-style "Super 8″ boxing tournament in Auckland in June.

Dubbed the "Nigerian Nightmare", the 33-year-old joins Kali Meehan, Michael Sprott and Martin Rogan on the card for a night that mark's Sky TV's first foray into boxing promotion.

A further four boxers are yet to be named.

Peter has been in the ring with some of the biggest names in the current scene, including both the Klitchscko brothers, Vitali and Wladimir.

He beat Oleg Maskaev to win the coveted WBC title in 2008 but lost the belt on his first defence against Vitali.

He went the distance with Wladimir in 2005, losing on points despite knocking down the Ukrainian three times. In a 2010 rematch Peter was knocked out in the 10th round with three heavyweight belts beckoning.

He has lost four of his last eight fights and hasn't been in the ring for three years.

The June 4 event sees eight fighters competing in a quick-fire knock-out format over three rounds. Each fighter is guaranteed $15,000. Second round winners receive $30,000. The losing finalist earns $100,000 and the tournament winner receives $200,000. There are also knockout, best fight and fight of the night bonuses to make a total prize pool of $500,000.

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