Vitali Klitschko has announced his long awaited return to boxing. He plans to fight current WBC heavyweight champ Oleg Maskaev, but Samuel Peter stands in the way. Peter fought and beat James Toney twice in WBC mandated eliminators and now looks to fight Maskaev himself for the title.
Klitschko (35-2, 34 KOs) retired in November 2005 because of injuries and his political ambitions. When he retired, the WBC named him ‘Champion Emeritus’ and promised him an immediate shot at the title if he ever came out of retirement.