Nicknamed “The Nigerian Nightmare,” Samuel Peter is a Nigerian professional heavyweight boxer who comes with an estimated net worth of $5 million. He is also a former WBC heavyweight champion who lost his first title defence against Vitali Klitschko. Born Samuel Okon Peter on September 6, 1980 in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, he was originally thinking about soccer. In 1992, at the age of 11, he started his boxing career and a successful one for an amateur boxer. In 2000, Peter got the opportunity to represent Nigeria at the Australia Summer Olympics. Despite losing to Italian Paolo Vidoz by decision in the quarterfinals, his performance had been noted as impressive. Promptly following the Olympics, Samuel Peter was managed by Ivaylo Gotzev and trained by Andy “Pops” Anderson. They had the ability to land a promotional deal with Dino Duva of Duva Boxing.