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Maskaev Could Face Peter or Barrett on December 17th

By Alexander Pavlov

Former WBC heavyweight Oleg Maskaev (36-7, 27KOs) could return on December 17th in Moscow, according to well known Russian promoter Vladimir Hyrunov. Maskaev, inactive for over three years, would be part of the card that features WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev fighting Colombian Santander Silgado.

If Maskaev is finalized, there are two possible opponents - former champion Samuel Peter (34-5, 27KOs), who knocked out Maskaev in six rounds in 2008, and the other option is Monte Barrett (35-10-2, 20KOs).

Maskaev is still being touted to fight on a December 30th card, also in Russia.

"We are negotiating with Dennis Rappaport, the manager Oleg Maskaev. We are discussing a possible fight between Maskaev and Sam Peter or Monte Barrett in Moscow," Hyrunov said. 

Alexander Pavlov covers boxing for Sportbox.ru

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by T.Horton on 11-26-2012

[QUOTE=The Nephilim;12740271]Don't see how two old heavyweights fighting means the division is dead. It's not like any of these guys are going anywhere.[/QUOTE] That's not what I said, is it. [QUOTE=The Nephilim;12740271]But if they want to fight, they can fight.…

Comment by southpaw_07 on 11-26-2012

Maskaev vs Sam Peter would be really a "last man standing" contest.... let's do it..i can see each guy hitting the canvas more than once, they are both hard hitting and got no defence to begin with, can be funny…

Comment by joe strong on 11-26-2012

[QUOTE=Jack Napier;12740968]thought Maskaev was retired already? guess not he was never more than just a journeyman level guy anyway can't believe Peter is coming back after 2 successive KO's both are gonna end up with brain damage[/QUOTE] maskaev was a…

Comment by Jack Napier on 11-26-2012

thought Maskaev was retired already? guess not he was never more than just a journeyman level guy anyway can't believe Peter is coming back after 2 successive KO's both are gonna end up with brain damage

Comment by The Nephilim on 11-26-2012

[QUOTE=Timothy Horton;12739598]all of these recycled heavyweights. good grief. no wonder the division is DEADER than disco.[/QUOTE] Don't see how two old heavyweights fighting means the division is dead. It's not like any of these guys are going anywhere. But if…

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