2006-12-10 Oleg Maskaev w pts 12 Okello Peter, Olympic Sports Arena, Moscow, Russia - WBC
2006-12-10 Oleg Maskaev w pts 12 Peter Okello, Olympic Sports Arena, Moscow, Russia - WBC. Referee: Lupe Garcia. Scorecards: 120-107, 118-109, 120-107. With Maskaev pulling out of an October 2007 defence against Samuel Peter due to suffering a multiple disc-herniation injury, the latter was named as the WBC ‘interim’ champion on 24 September 2007 and later held on to his honours against Jameel McCline (w pts 12 on 6 October 2007 at Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA) despite being floored three times in the bout. Maskaev v Peter was eventually scheduled to meet in Cancun, Mexico on 8 March 2008.