Capitol Showdown: Amir Khan vs Lamont Peterson

Amir Khan vs Lamont Peterson Video


Amir Khan vs Lamont Peterson


Capitol Showdown


December 10, 2011


9:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT


Convention Center in Washington, D.C., United States


Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has announced in a conference in London to officially kick off “Capitol Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson.”

The tour touts an HBO-televised bout featuring WBA and IBF junior welterweight beltholder Amir Khan of England in the first defense of his IBF belt against mandatory challenger Lamont Peterson of Washington, D.C., which is slated for Dec. 10 in Peterson’s home town.

Khan has won eight consecutive fights, four of them by knockout. Peterson won an IBF Eliminator with a 12th-round stoppage of Victor Cayo (26-2, 18 KOs) in July, earning the organization’s No. 1 contender status and the right to challenge Khan.


Peterson defeats Khan via split decision. (113-112, 113-112, 111-114).


Peterson, helped by referee Joe Cooper deducting two points from Khan for pushing in the seventh and 12th rounds, scored the split-decision to win the WBA and IBF junior welterweight titles, leaving the British fighter feeling cheated.

Judges George Hall and Valerie Dorsett scored the fight 113-112 in favor of Peterson. Nelson Vasquez had Khan winning 115-110.

Khan, who was favored to win in his sixth title defense, started out strongly, scoring the only knockdown in the fight late in the first round.

Peterson began his counterattack in the third round, taking the fight to Khan and hitting him with a series of blows to the head, buckling his knee. The challenger secured the fight by winning the 10th and 11th rounds on Hill and Dorsett’s scorecards. The 12th was ruled even after the point was deducted from Khan.


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