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Peter stops Maskaev, claims portion of heavyweight championship

Updated: March 9, 2008, 2:12 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

CANCUN, Mexico -- Sam Peter was a man on a mission.

Mission accomplished.

After waiting impatiently for 16 months for a mandatory shot at Oleg Maskaev, Peter gave the bulls the night off on Saturday at the Plaza de Toros, the city's main bullring, and put on his own hard-charging show as he stopped Maskaev with a violent sixth-round flurry to claim a heavyweight world championship.

It was a dominant performance, one Peter hopes sets up an eventual rematch with unified titleholder ...

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