The fight for the WBC heavyweight world championship between world champion Oleg Maskaev and interim world champion Samuel Peter will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on February 2, 2008, as per the official statement of Don King Productions. The promotion rights for this fight were won by Don King Productions with an offer of $3,107,000.00, of which 55% will be for Maskaev and 45% for Samuel Peter. This title bout had originally been scheduled for October 6 at Madison Square Garden, but it was postponed due to Oleg Maskaev’s injury, who had been inactive for the previous 10 months. The WBC elected Samuel Peter as interim champion after his two victories over James Toney in final eliminations bouts. Peter defended the title with a decision victory over Jameel McCline, who had been approved as a voluntary challenger to save the date an unfreeze the title. The winner and undisputed WBC heavyweight champion must defend next against the WBC Emeritus Champion Vitali Klitschko, which shall be ratified at the 45th Convention to be held in Manila, Philippines, from November 11-17.