Final Eliminator: Juan Carlos Gomez v Vladimir Virchis
For the first time Arena Box-Promotion and Universum directly clash when Juan Carlos Gomez steps into the ring with Vladimir Virchis in a "Final Eliminator" for the WBC Heavyweight Championship, which was announced by WBC-President Dr. Jose Sulaiman in Manila today. Either WBC International Champion Gomez (currently No. 2 of the rankings) or European title holder Virchis (ranked on No. 1) will get the chance to challenge the reigning World Champion by the middle of 2008..
Before that Samuel Peter and Oleg Maskaev will fight for the "undisputed Championship" (the fight is scheduled for February 2nd); then the winner has to defend the title against "Champion Emeritus" Vitali Klitschko. After that Gomez will get his shot assumed he beats Virchis.
Manager Ahmet Öner: "Now we got Juan exactly where we wanted him. He could be arena's first World Champion. Now we're in for big business!"
Juan Carlos Gomez: "That's the chance I've been waiting for. I'm gonna proof to the world that I am the real champion. First I'll take out Virchis and then I can finally go for the Klitschkos. It's Showtime!"