WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (54-3, 28 KOs) of Ukraine is confident in defending his titles at the September 11 bout in Germany against Nigeria's Samuel Peter (34-3, 27 KOs).
The "Nigerian Nightmare" Peter celebrated his 30th birthday on Monday and Klitschko congratulated him at their pre-match press conference.
"Sam, you can touch the world championship belt. I'll also let you take pictures with it. This is my personal gift for you - but you won't come any closer to that belt," FightNews.com quoted Klitschko as saying.
Klitschko's trainer, Emanuel Steward, is also confident about the victory of "Dr. Steelhammer" saying that Wladimir will knock out the Nigerian "in the fourth or fifth round."
Klitschko was set to defend his IBF title against challenger Alexander Povetkin from Russia, but the fight was called off due to a disagreement over terms.
The 34-year-old Ukrainian beat Peter in a 2005 title elimination bout for the IBF and IBO world titles in the United States.
MOSCOW, September 8 (RIA Novosti)