Former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel ‘the Nigerian nightmare’ Peter will face former ECHL hockey enforcer turned heavyweight KO specialist Ron ‘the iceman’ Aubrey on September 27.
The eight-round heavyweight fight is part of co-main feature of the boxing event entitled “Rumble on the River” at the OKC Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City, presented by Ivaylo Goztev and his Epic Sports and Entertainment.
It will be Peter’s first fight in three years, after he was overwhelmed by Finnish prospect Robert Helenius in round nine of their bout in Germany.
“I am happy to be back in boxing,” said Peter, who defeated Russia Oleg Maskaev by TKO in March 2008 to win the WBC heavyweight championship belt.
“I will dedicate myself to winning the heavyweight championship once again. I’m ready to knock out anyone who stands in my way.”
The ‘bombs away’ fight also marks Aubrey’s return from a two-year break since his TKO win over countryman Alonso Toney. The 47-year-old Oklahoma native (12-3, 12KOs) will be looking to have his home fans behind him against the world renowned Nigerian (34-5, 27KOs).
“He’s got more experience,” admitted Aubrey, who was knocked out by 27-year-old compatriot Jamal Wood in December 2011. “But I’ve been in hundreds of brawls in my lifetime . I’m not intimidated by him. He’s the better boxer, but I’m the better brawler and that’s what kind of fight it’s going to be.”
In the eight-round middleweight co-main event, former WBA/WBC welterweight and WBC light middleweight champion Ricardo ‘el matador’ Mayorga (29-8-1, 23KOs) will face 33-fight veteran and ex-US Marine Allen ‘funky cole’ Medina of Denver, Colorado.
The undercard event of the ‘Rumble on the Rivers’ features a host of prominent local names, including Mexico’s former IBF light middleweight champion ‘yory boy’ Campas (102-17-3, 79KOs) against 33-fight veteran Julio Cesar Lanzas of Colorado Springs, Colorado, in an eight-round middleweight face-off.