- The Washington Times - Friday, March 27, 2009

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eddie Chambers landed solid straight punches all night, outboxing former heavyweight champion Samuel Peter to win a majority decision at the Nokia Theatre on Friday.

Chambers turned it up in the ninth round, landing several hard shots and cutting Peter (30-2, 23 KOs) on his lower lip in winning his fourth straight since a loss to Alexander Povetkin.

Peter, who lost the WBC title to Vitali Klitschko last October, had trouble getting through Chambers’ peek-a-boo defense and lost most of the rounds because he simply couldn’t connect.

The fight could set up a future title shot for Chambers (34-1, 18 KOs), whose loss to Povetkin in January 2008 was an IBF title eliminator.

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