It’s going to be another vintage performance by Wladimir Klitschko who in his current form might be the greatest boxing machine in the history of the sport. He is very close to the excellence Ali, Louis, Lewis, Johnson, Holmes, Tyson, if not superior. Samuel Peter is a quality challenger and was impressive in knocking out the Dominican puncher Nagy Aguilera in his last fight. Peter has always looked formidable against B and C level fighters like Toney, Aguilera, Maskaev, McCline, he has good speed, power, toughness and determination. But when he has to compete against A+ fighters like the Klitschko brothers, his limitations are exposed and he looks rather ordinary. I have not seen any improvement in Peter since the rematch win against James Toney who was, to be honest, a perfect opponent to look good against. To Peter’s credit he appears to be in better physical condition now – his weight is down – but the problem for him is that he lacks the speed, creativity or craftiness to confuse Wladimir Klitschko in any way. Wladimir is an ultimate fighting machine right now, everything is operating in near-perfect coordination – the feet, the hands, the sharp, flowing movements, the punching accuracy, the instantaneous switching from offense to defense and defense to offense. Even the top challengers in the sport today Haye, Povetkin and Valuev know they have zero chance to survive 12 rounds against Wladimir Klitschko. If there’s any point to criticize Klitschko – despite a fighting style that is winning so comfortably and suffering minimal punishment – it’s that he maybe can utilize more uppercuts, hooks, body shots and use some more variety in his punch attack combinations. Surprise punches by Klitschko might be a solution to overcome the turtle survival instincts that so many of his opponents resort to.
I believe Wladimir Klitschko is still 100% motivated and focused on boxing and he is about fully matured and experienced and at his phyiscal prime right now. This all means Wladimir is going to dominate and destroy Samuel Peter by a ten-count knockout on September 11, 2010 in Germany.