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Friday Night Fights begins from Los Angeles' Nokia Theater tonight at 10pm ET, and I'll be round-by-rounding at least the main event tonight, a heavyweight crossroads fight between former titlist Samuel Peter and American contender Eddie Chambers. Peter is said to be in rotten shape and Chambers is actually the favorite according to the sportsbooks, which is fairly surprising. Looks like that overwhelming loss to Vitali Klitschko took a real toll on Peter's big punching reputation.
Kind of a pick 'em fight for me as I can see either guy winning fairly handily. Chambers is far quicker, slicker and better disciplined. Peter is a much bigger puncher and won't be deterred by Chambers' (lack of) pop. In all honesty I'm not that psyched simply because I'm sick of trying to amp myself up into caring about crummy heavyweight fights, but it's fairly important so we'll be here tonight. Join me -- please, for the love of God, join me. I'll take Chambers in a split decision, for the record.
| SAMUEL PETER
Ring Magazine No. 6 Heavyweight
| EDDIE CHAMBERS
|Akwaibom, Nigeria||Hometown||Philadelphia, PA|
|Oleg Maskaev (TKO-6)
Jameel McCline (UD-12)
James Toney (SD-12, UD-12)
|Notable Wins||Calvin Brock (SD-12)
Dominick Guinn (UD-10)
Derric Rossy (TKO-7)
|Vitali Klitschko (RTD-9)
Wladimir Klitschko (UD-12)
|Notable Losses||Alexander Povetkin (UD-12)|