Amir Khan will fight Lamont Peterson at the Washington Convention Center on Decmber 10th. It will be the first big sporting event at the new Convention Center, and a pretty good event to take place in the City of Washington. Khan holds the WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles, and they will both be on the line when he fights Lamont.
Khan is 26-1 with 18 knockouts, and is rumored to be the target of a fight with Floyd Mayweather next Summer. Lamont Peterson should be the fan favorite in this fight because he is from Washington D.C. originally, but he will probably be the underdog even though he sports a 29-1-1 record of his own.
The fight was announced in London on Tuesday, and if you have 40 minutes you can watch the full press conference here. According to the Daily Mail, Khan intends to invite both Barack Obama and Bill Clinton to watch the fight.
'I am going to get my manager to draft a letter up and send it to them (Clinton and Obama),' Khan said. 'They will be interested in this fight because it's been 20 years since they had a big fight in Washington. Maybe they would be interested in coming. It would be amazing if I could get them down. It would be massive.'
And wouldn't that be cool? We'll have more on this fight as it approaches in this StoryStream.