Peter Samuel

Name: Samuel Okon Peter
Country of birth: Nigeria
Date of Birth: September 5, 1980

Samuel Okon Peter, nicknamed "The Nigerian Nightmare," is a heavyweight boxer and the former WBC heavyweight champion.
Like many boys growing up in Nigeria, young Samuel grew up playing soccer until a foot injury sidelined that pursuit. At 16, he became interested in boxing after a fateful visit to his school by the country's national team.
"I was blown away when he ran 100 meters in less than 11 seconds," Gotzev said. "I instantly realized how athletically gifted Samuel is. He could have competed in track and field on the world stage. Had he been born in America, I'm sure he could have been wildly successful in the team sports played here."