Peter claims WBC heavyweight title

Kevin Iole
Yahoo! Sports

CANCUN, Mexico – Round-by-round coverage of Samuel Peter's WBC heavyweight title victory over Oleg Maskaev on Saturday night.

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Oleg Maskaev 9 9 9 9 10 TKO
Samuel Peter 10 10 10 10 9 W

Peter flicking the jab as the bout starts. Maskaev seems cautious. No punches landed yet in first minute. Maskaev is circling away. Peter left hook to the body. Peter jabs to the body. Very slow fight. Maskaev throws a tentative jab. Two overhand rights land by Peter. Peter lands a shot to the back of the head.
Iole scores it 10-9, Peter

Maskaev lands a little left hook early. They clinch in a corner as crowd complains. Peter lands a hard jab. Maskaev misses badly on a left hook. They clinch in the middle of the ring. Once again, this is another heavyweight fight which is awful. It's very, very slow at this point. Right to the body by Peter.
Iole scores it 10-9, Peter

They clinch at the start of the round. Maskaev pops a double jab. Left hook lands by Maskaev. Peter lands a right to the back of the head. Maskaev lands a right. Peter double jabs. Right uppercut by Peter lands. Right by Peter wobbles Maskaev. Maskaev backs to corner and Peter fires a combination. Maskaev slides along the ropes to the other corner. Most of the punches were blocked, but some landed. Left by Maskaev lands. Right by Maskaev. They trade. The action is much better in this round.
Iole scores it 10-9, Peter

They trade jabs as the round begins. Peter is flicking his jab. Maskaev jabs to the body. Pace slow again. Hard overhand right by Peter, but then they clinch. Combination to the body by Peter.
Iole scores it 10-9, Peter

Right by Peter. Maskaev lands a short right. Right hand by Maskaev lands. Peter isn't throwing now. Jab-right hand by Peter. Maskaev lands a double jab. Peter wrestles him on the inside. Big right by Maskaev. Peter lands a short left. Peter's corner is exhorting him to work. Good right hand by Maskaev. Peter lands a right.
Iole scores it 10-9, Maskaev

They're wrestling on the inside. Maskaev warned for using the elbow. Right by Maskaev. Double right hand by Peter. Peter warned for hitting behind the head. Right by Maskaev. They trade right hands and Peter stumbles in the corner. Hard right by Maskaev. Right by Peter backs Maskaev up. A combination sends Maskaev to the ropes. Two more hard rights by Peter. Maskaev is wobbly. Left-right by Peter and referee Lupe Garcia stops it.
Samuel Peter is the new WBC heavyweight champion