Toney To Fight Peter Sept. 2 On Showtime Championship Boxing


Toney To Fight Peter Sept. 2 On Showtime Championship Boxing

Press release: The 20-year anniversary celebration of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING continues in spectacular fashion on Saturday, Sept. 2, when James “Lights Out” Toney faces Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare’’ Peter on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).

The 12-round bout, a WBC elimination for the No. 1 spot, was officially announced during Saturday night's "ShoBox: The New Generation'' telecast on SHOWTIME.

The most significant non-title heavyweight fight of the year -- and a must-win for the competitors -- will take place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. It is co-promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions and Duva Boxing.

Toney (69-4-2, 43 KOs), of Los Angeles, by way of Grand Rapids, Mich., is a former world champion at middleweight, super middleweight and cruiserweight. One of the smartest, quickest and most ring savvy boxers in history, Toney is ranked No. 2 in the WBC.

Peter (26-1, 22 KOs), of Las Vegas, Nev., by way of Akwaibom, Nigeria, is ranked No. 3 in the WBC. Possessing perhaps the most devastating knockout power in the heavyweight ranks, the strong, powerful Peter has been touted as the future of the division.