Press Release: Promoter Dino Duva wants a rematch for Sam Peter against IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko now that Klitschko has destroyed former champion Chris Byrd. “Duva Boxing congratulates Wladimir Klitschko. My fighter, Samuel Peter, is right there with him and the legitimate number-one challenger in the world based on his performance against Klitschko,” said Duva. While the Ukrainian giant was able to walk through Byrd fairly easily, he found himself on the deck three times against power-punching “Nigerian Nightmare” Peter last September, while using a mix of cautious boxing and strategic holding to win a close decision. “The way Klitschko walked through a formidable champion in Byrd; it proves what a great fighter Samuel is. At just 25 years old, there can be no doubt Samuel is the future in the heavyweight division.” Duva is hopeful that Klitschko will be a champion who is willing to take on the toughest challengers. “We hope we can convince Wladimir to give Samuel a rematch. Samuel has clearly spring boarded to the front of the division by comparing his success against Klitschko to Byrd’s. Peter vs. Klitschko II would be the biggest heavyweight fight out there right now that could be made.” Peter, 25-1 (21 KOs), will headline this week’s ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” telecast from the Mohegan Sun Casino when he faces 7-ft tall slugger Julius Long.