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Peter, Wlad Klitschko each face tests

In the most significant non-title heavyweight bout of the year, Samuel Peter and Wladimir Klitschko are set for their showdown Saturday night in Atlantic City.

Originally Published: September 23, 2005
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Heavyweight Samuel Peter, the 24-year-old slugger originally from Nigeria, has been toting the tag of heir apparent in a division desperate for a new star.

Wladimir Klitschko, the Ukrainian giant, has been there, done that. Before shocking knockout losses to Corrie Sanders (2003) and Lamon Brewster (2004), Klitschko also carried the tag of "next big thing."

Now, in an ultimate crossroads fight that looms as the most significant non-title heavyweight bout of the year, Peter (24-0, 21 KOs) ...

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