Samuel Peter is closing on another title shot after stopping Nagy Aguilera inside two rounds in an IBF heavyweight eliminator in Texas.
The ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ has now enjoyed four stoppage wins since re-dedicating himself following successive losses to Vitali Klitschko and Eddie Chambers.
Peter briefly held the WBC title before losing it to the returning Klitschko in a lamentable display that saw him quit after eight one-sided rounds.
However, now weighing in more than a stone lighter, the 29-year-old could be in line for a final eliminator against Alexander Povetkin.
Victory over the undefeated Russian could see Peter in a return match with Wladimir Klitschko, holder of the IBF, WBO and IBO belts.
Peter had the younger Klitschko on the deck three times in their first encounter back in 2005 but the Ukrainian fought back to take a narrow points decision.