11 October 2008 /AP
After four years away from the ring, Vitali Klitschko wants his title back. The 37-year-old Ukrainian fights Samuel Peter tıday for the WBC heavyweight title at Berlin's 02 World arena.
“I'm in top shape,” Klitschko said Friday after weighing in at a svelte 112 kilograms (246 pounds). “I'm ready to perform, without a doubt.” Peter stands just over 6 feet (1.83 meters) tall, a full half foot shorter that Klitschko. He weighed in at 115 kilograms (253 pounds). “I'm in shape,” said the 27-yar-old Nigerian-born Peter, who spent five weeks training in Germany. “I'm ready to go.” Both are hard punchers. But Peter is not known for his stamina and Klitschko is injury-prone. Each could be looking to land an early knockout. “No one can say how this fight will turn out,” Klitschko said. “That's heavyweights -- that's boxing.” Klitschko (35-2, 34 KOs) won the WBC title in 2004.