Lamont Peterson Appeals WBA Decision Ordering Rematch Against Amir Khan

Lamont Peterson has been ordered to fight Amir Khan again for the WBA crown after "multiple irregularities" were discovered in his December 10 victory. Peterson's camp has appealed the decision. Khan dropped a similar appeal with the IBF.

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Lamont Peterson Appeals WBA Decision To Order Rematch With Amir Khan

Lamont Peterson's camp has appealed a decision passed down by the World Boxing Association ordering a rematch between him and Amir Khan after Peterson emerged victorious in a December 10 title fight in Washington D.C., according to a Peterson camp press release.

"A comprehensive written appeal has been submitted to the WBA and we are confident that the WBA will overturn its decision mandating an immediate rematch and recognize Lamont Peterson as the true and final WBA Jr. Welterweight World Champion," the release states.

The appeal comes one week after the WBA ordered a rematch due to the discovery of "multiple irregularities" in the officiating on December 10. Peterson won a controversial fight due to two point-penalty calls on Khan. The WBA investigation also said that a man who was discovered talking to the officials late in the fight was unauthorized to do so.

Khan has already dropped his appeal to the International Boxing Federation to rematch for that crown, something pointed out in the press release Peterson's camp put out.

"The Peterson team aggressively responded with sound and factual supporting documentation to each of the various accusations which Khan used to dispute his loss of the World Championship to Peterson. This also included an unfounded allegation that a "mystery man" at ringside affected the outcome of the bout," the release stated.

"Other allegations by Khan were against the referee's actions during the bout and the calculation of the scorecards by the judges as part of the reason he was declared the loser of the bout," it continued. "Khan and Golden Boy vigorously used the media in efforts to further advance their argument, while Team Peterson responded with the facts and remained firm that they would not permit these tactics to detract from the Jr. Welterweight World Championship Lamont earned in the ring."

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Lamont Peterson Not Bound To Rematch, More On 'Mystery Man'

Although the WBA has ordered a rematch of Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan II's December fight, ESPN's Dan Rafael reports Peterson, the winner in a split decision the first time around, is not bound to the fight.

He could vacate the belt. He is also one of the leading candidates to land a June fight against welterweight titleholder Manny Pacquiao, one of boxing's two biggest stars. Peterson could move up in weight if that fight is offered to him and earn far more than he could earn in a rematch with Khan.

"One thing you cannot do is force a fighter to take a fight," Schaefer said. "Everybody has to do what they feel is best for them. I respect that. In this weight class a rematch is the biggest fight that can be made and it would be a shame if that doesn't happen. I say that, yes, as a promoter, but also as a fight fan. It would be a hugely anticipated fight."

A rematch would have to be negotiated between the two camps, so although it has been ordered, it doesn't actually mean it is going to happen.

Meanwhile, Rafael offers a statement from the Peterson camp on the so called "mystery man," Mustafa Ameen, who was seen ringside interacting with judges and celebrating with Peterson's people after the match.

"Since Khan continues to focus on a man at ringside, I want to be very clear -- Mustafa Ameen is in no way, nor has he ever been, affiliated or associated with anyone within Team Peterson," said Barry Hunter, Peterson's manager, trainer and father figure. "That includes myself, Lamont and (brother) Anthony Peterson."

Needless to say, things surrounding this fight seem pretty fishy at the moment. Stay tuned to SB Nation DC for any updates as they become available.

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Lamont Peterson, Amir Khan Ordered To Fight Rematch After WBA Discovered 'Multiple Irregularities' In December Fight

Lamont Peterson's December light welterweight title fight victory over Amir Khan was controversial at the time, and that controversy has caused the World Boxing Association to step in. The WBA has ordered Khan and Peterson to fight again after "multiple irregularities" were discovered during the December 10 fight, according to the Associated Press. The fight must take place within the next 180 days.

"In its resolution mandating the rematch, the WBA went out of its way to note that, under normal circumstances, it would not disturb the discretionary function of a referee," the organization said in a statement. "However, in this case, because of the multiple irregularities, it was necessary for it to order the rematch."

Khan lost the fight after being penalized two points for pushing without being issued a warning. Later, he complained on Twitter about the outcome, showing video of a "mystery man" that seemed to be interacting with the referees. The WBA's report called the pushing point penalties "questionable" and deemed the mystery man -- identified as Mustafa Ameen -- was not authorized to speak to officials.

It remains unclear where the rematch might take place.

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Lamont Peterson 'Tired' Of Amir Khan's Complaints, Wants To Fight Manny Pacquiao

The fight between Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson was almost a month ago but Khan, who came up on the losing end of a decision, is still upset about the results of the fight. A few days ago he tweeted pictures that he thought showed a conspiracy in the works. Lamont Peterson responded to those claims, and according to Gene Wang of the Washington Post, he's pretty sick of hearing about it.

“I’m tired of it,” said Peterson, who attended the Belfast Beltway event at a restaurant on Dupont Circle with his younger brother Anthony, who won his undercard bout on Dec. 10. “That’s his energy being wasted. I’m at the point where I’m like, ‘Forget it.’ I know the hearing’s coming up. Whatever they decide, they decide. I’m not going to sit and cry about anything. I’m happy with my performance. I believe I won the fight.”

Khan has appealed the decision, and we aren't sure exactly when a new decision will be made on the results of the fight. But I find it hard to believe that it will be overturned, considering Khan is really the only one who thinks that the fight was stolen from him unjustly. But we'll have to wait and see what happens with the appeal before we jump to any conclusions.

Peterson is already looking ahead to the next fight, and hopes to get a shot at Manny Pacquiao. That might be hard to organize considering Pacquiao would love to fight Floyd Mayweather in his next bout, after he gets out of jail, of course.

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Khan Vs. Peterson: Washington D.C. Shows Up, Makes Its Case For More High-Profile Boxing

Amir Khan fought Lamont Peterson on his home turf because he didn't think it could produce a big-time boxing atmosphere. He was sorely mistaken.

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Khan Vs. Peterson: Amir Khan Says Rematch Is '99 Percent Confirmed'

The immediate thought by everyone after Lamont Peterson stunned Amir Khan in a WBA and IBF light welterweight championship fight at the Washington Convention Center on Saturday night was obvious: when will the rematch happen? Both Peterson and Khan expressed interest in fighting again, especially given the controversy of the final result.

It looks like that rematch is well on track to happen, at least according to Khan himself, who tweeted the following:

Hi, Morning all, staying in DC another night, jus want to thank everyone for all the support and nice msg. A rematch is 99% confirmed.

It's not clear where the rematch would happen, but Peterson did say after the fight that he would be willing to fight in Khan's native United Kingdom, since Khan traveled to Peterson's home town to fight him.

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Amir Khan's Next Fight To Be At 140 Pounds, He Announces

Amir Khan's controversial loss to Lamont Peterson in an IBF and WBA light welterweight title bout at the Washington Convention Center on Saturday night has apparently foiled his plans to eventually move up weight classes. Before the fight, Khan announced that if he won, he would move up to 147 pounds and potentially even fight Miguel Cotto. But with the loss, it appears Khan will stay right where he is right now.

As he said in his post-fight press conference, he has no plans of moving up until he can get a rematch against Peterson. Via ESPN's Dan Rafael:

Khan said plans for 147 on hold until after the rematch

Khan's defeat came in large part because he received two point penalties for pushing Peterson. Khan protested the penalties by saying Peterson lowered his head so much that it made it impossible for him to do otherwise.

For his part, Peterson said he'd be happy to fight again in Khan's native United Kingdom.

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Lamont Peterson's Next Fight Could Be Rematch Against Amir Khan

If it were up to new IBF and WBA light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson, his next fight would be against the man from whom he just took those belts, Amir Khan. In the moments following Peterson's controversial victory over Khan via majority decision, Peterson immediately said he would be willing to fight Khan again.

Such a reaction was natural after Peterson benefited from two controversial point penalties on Khan for pushing. The two judges who ruled in favor of Peterson both did so by a 113-112 margin, so even one of those calls going the other way would have given Khan the victory. While Khan was enraged by the referee's decision, Peterson immediately proclaimed to the HBO cameras that he would be willing to fight Khan again.

He said the same thing in his post-fight press conference, saying he would even travel to Khan's native United Kingdom just as Khan traveled to Peterson's hometown Washington D.C. For his part, Khan told MMA Nation's Luke Thomas that he wants to see if Peterson "has the balls" to fight him in the UK. Clearly, Peterson does.

The questions are: when will the fight happen, and will Peterson have another fight before it.

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Khan Vs. Peterson Results: Amir Khan Enraged With Referee After Losing To Lamont Peterson

Lamont Peterson defeated Amir Khan in a majority decision in a thrilling boxing fight at the Washington Convention Center in D.C., taking away Khan's IBF and WBA light welterweight crowns. The fight was controversial, though, because Khan was called for two point penalties for pushing Peterson. This led many to believe that Peterson, a D.C. native, was given a bit of a hometown advantage in the victory, since the points proved to be decisive.

In his post-fight interview with HBO, Khan was enraged. The former champion said he felt like he was fighting against two people -- Peterson, and the referees. He also took a shot at the city, saying "there has never been boxing here in the last 20 years because this is what happens." Khan added that he tried to fight fair, but Peterson ducked his head so low, which made life difficult for him and may have made it appear like he was pushing back.

Peterson, for his part, was classy in victory, saying he would absolutely fight Khan again in a different location.

Does Khan have a point? Normally, a referee will give warnings for pushing before doling out penalties, so he very well might. In any event, Peterson is the new champion, and Khan will have to figure out his next step.

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Khan Vs. Peterson Final Results: Lamont Peterson Wins In Majority Decision

In a thrilling boxing fight at the Washington Convention Center, Lamont Peterson is your new light welterweight champion, defeating Amir Khan by majority decision to take the crown. One judge scored it 113-112 for Peterson. Another scored it 114-11 for Khan. The final judge scored it 113-112 for Peterson to give him the win.

Khan dominated the fight early, knocking Peterson down in the first round and threatening to turn this fight into a round. Instead, Peterson rebounded to land several strong punches and control the third and fourth rounds. Khan came back in the rounds thereafter once he switched to a more defensive style, but he was victimized late by two point penalties for pushing, both controversial calls that made people wonder whether Peterson was benefiting from his home-court advantage. The two fighters appeared exhausted afterwards, and it was very difficult to initially determine the winner.

In the co-main event, local heavyweight rising star Seth Mitchell knocked out Timur Ibragimov in the second round to remain undefeated.

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Khan Vs. Peterson Results Live, Round 12: Amir Khan Gets Another Pushing Penalty

The main event of Washington D.C.'s first major boxing fight in 18 years pits IBF and WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan defending his crown against D.C.'s own Lamont Peterson at the Washington Convention Center. The fight is taking place in Peterson's hometown, a rarity in boxing since he is the challenger. Joe Cooper is the referee for the bout, which began shortly after 11 p.m. Here is a recap of the 12th and final round.

Lamont Peterson got a much-needed point in the 11th round, giving him a chance to upset Amir Khan with a strong 12th round. Khan appeared to have more juice in the first minute, dancing around and landing a large volume of punches early. The referee then stopped the fight, and Khan was given yet another pushing penalty on Khan, a stunning call.

Water flew onto the ring as the controversial call threatened to affect the outcome of the fight. Khan continued to dodge Peterson and land punches in the middle of the ring, in an attempt to win the round despite the point penalty. Khan continued to go after Peterson, staggering him late as the final bell rang.

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Khan Vs. Peterson Results Live, Round 11: Amir Khan Keeps Dancing Away

The main event of Washington D.C.'s first major boxing fight in 18 years pits IBF and WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan defending his crown against D.C.'s own Lamont Peterson at the Washington Convention Center. The fight is taking place in Peterson's hometown, a rarity in boxing since he is the challenger. Joe Cooper is the referee for the bout, which began shortly after 11 p.m. Here is a recap of the 11th round.

Amir Khan ended up winning the 10th round, which meant the 11th round was pivotal for Lamont Peterson. He chased Khan into the corner and landed a couple body shots, but neither did significant damage. Khan responded with an uppercut while being pushed to the boards, but by and large, the two fighters appeared fatigued early.

Peterson continued to desperately try to pressure Khan, finally landing a couple body punches at the 1:25 mark on the boards. Peterson got Khan on the boards again with a minute left in the round, landing a couple more strong punches. Khan then landed a quick combination in the middle of the ring, then fought back when Peterson pushed him to the boards with 20 seconds left.

Ultimately, Peterson tried his best to get Khan in a bad spot, but Khan kept escaping.

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Khan Vs. Peterson Results Live, Round 10: Amir Khan, Lamont Peterson Head To Tight Finish

The main event of Washington D.C.'s first major boxing fight in 18 years pits IBF and WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan defending his crown against D.C.'s own Lamont Peterson at the Washington Convention Center. The fight is taking place in Peterson's hometown, a rarity in boxing since he is the challenger. Joe Cooper is the referee for the bout, which began shortly after 11 p.m. Here is a recap of the 10th round.

Lamont Peterson badly needed to rebound after losing the ninth round, and immediately pinned Amir Khan on the boards in the first 40 seconds of the 10th round. Peterson was able to dodge a couple hard attempts by Khan, and the two fighters continued to dance around each other.

Khan largely kept the fight in the middle of the round until the 50-second mark, when he wandered to the ropes and took a hard right hand to the face. He rebounded to land a strong combination at the 30-second mark to regain control of the round. Ultimately, Khan's landed more punches, but Peterson's shots have done more.

It's hard to say who won that round.

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Khan Vs. Peterson Results Live, Round 9: Pivotal Round Goes Amir Khan's Way

The main event of Washington D.C.'s first major boxing fight in 18 years pits IBF and WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan defending his crown against D.C.'s own Lamont Peterson at the Washington Convention Center. The fight is taking place in Peterson's hometown, a rarity in boxing since he is the challenger. Joe Cooper is the referee for the bout, which began shortly after 11 p.m. Here is a recap of the ninth round.

With the fight even at the beginning of the ninth round, both fighters looked to this round as a big one. Amir Khan came out fast in the round, nailing Peterson with several punches. But that was short-lived. Peterson got Khan in close, peppered him with an uppercut and got Khan on the ropes. Somehow, Khan rallied again, landing several punches in the middle of the ring at the two-minute mark.

Khan has appeared to switch gears again, attempting far more punches after playing defense for several rounds. Khan then snuck in a strong right hand and Peterson's legs wobbled right at the one-minute mark. Khan hit Peterson with a body shot, but may have missed an opportunity to finish him off. Peterson's right eye began to swell as the round wound down, and he was staggering at the end despite landing some strong punches.

Ultimately, it looks like Khan was able to win the round.

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Khan Vs. Peterson Results Live, Round 8: Lamont Peterson Regains Control

The main event of Washington D.C.'s first major boxing fight in 18 years pits IBF and WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan defending his crown against D.C.'s own Lamont Peterson at the Washington Convention Center. The fight is taking place in Peterson's hometown, a rarity in boxing since he is the challenger. Joe Cooper is the referee for the bout, which began shortly after 11 p.m. Here is a recap of the eighth round.

In the first minute, Lamont Peterson continued to push Amir Khan to the boards, though Khan was able to sneak out with  out without too much trouble. The same can't be said for what happened a couple seconds later. Peterson pushed Khan into the corner, and Khan appeared visibly hurt as Lamont Peterson peppered him with combination punches.

Peterson appeared to nail Khan below the belt, but no penalty was called. In that respect, he caught a break. Overall, though, Peterson landed far more punches in the round and has taken control of the fight. Peterson took the eighth round, 10-9.

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Khan Vs. Peterson Results Live, Round 7: Amir Khan Called For Pushing, Point Deducted

The main event of Washington D.C.'s first major boxing fight in 18 years pits IBF and WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan defending his crown against D.C.'s own Lamont Peterson at the Washington Convention Center. The fight is taking place in Peterson's hometown, a rarity in boxing since he is the challenger. Joe Cooper is the referee for the bout, which began shortly after 11 p.m. Here is a recap of the seventh round.

Amir Khan has begun to go back on the offensive, landing a couple combinations in the first minute of the seventh round. Peterson was able to get Khan on the boards soon thereafter, landing a right hook to Khan's face and forcing him to the ropes before he was finally able to get out.

Peterson did get Khan on the boards after the one-minute mark, but wasn't able to land any solid punches. But that soon changed. Peterson did hit Khan with an uppercut, causing Khan to bleed by his nose. Peterson then hit Khan with a hard right hand, then pinned him on the boards and hit him with another hard right hand right at the end of the round.

At the end of the round, Khan was docked a point for pushing, which he contested heavily. That gives the round, 10-8, to Peterson.

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Khan Vs. Peterson Results Live, Round 6: Amir Khan Continues To Use His Speed

The main event of Washington D.C.'s first major boxing fight in 18 years pits IBF and WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan defending his crown against D.C.'s own Lamont Peterson at the Washington Convention Center. The fight is taking place in Peterson's hometown, a rarity in boxing since he is the challenger. Joe Cooper is the referee for the bout, which began shortly after 11 p.m. Here is a recap of the sixth round.

The sixth round began with Amir Khan continuing to go for quick entries on Lamont Peterson, then using his speed to duck out. The change in strategy caused the fight to settle down a bit. Khan ducked out of the ropes, then hit Peterson with two punches. Peterson was able to get a nice body shot on Khan at the 1:20 mark as he tried to regain momentum, but Khan continued to use his speed to his advantage.

Khan then hit Peterson with a body shot with 45 seconds left and got a couple more punches in. Khan then made a mistake and was caught on the ropes, allowing Peterson to get several shots to his upper body before Khan finally escaped.

The round was very even and probably too close to call.

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Khan Vs. Peterson Results Live, Round 5: Amir Khan Regains Momentum

The main event of Washington D.C.'s first major boxing fight in 18 years pits IBF and WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan defending his crown against D.C.'s own Lamont Peterson at the Washington Convention Center. The fight is taking place in Peterson's hometown, a rarity in boxing since he is the challenger. Joe Cooper is the referee for the bout, which began shortly after 11 p.m. Here is a recap of the fifth round.

Lamont Peterson began the fifth round with a strong body shot as he continued to take control of the fight. Khan tried to evade him, but in the process, he surrendered some momentum. However, Khan appeared to have made an adjustment, evading Peterson and not letting him come right at him. Peterson hit Khan with a left hook, but Khan came right back with a combination late in the round.

Khan was able to win the round, 10-9, and get back into the fight.

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Khan Vs. Peterson Results Live, Round 4: Both Fighters Slow Down

The main event of Washington D.C.'s first major boxing fight in 18 years pits IBF and WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan defending his crown against D.C.'s own Lamont Peterson at the Washington Convention Center. The fight is taking place in Peterson's hometown, a rarity in boxing since he is the challenger. Joe Cooper is the referee for the bout, which began shortly after 11 p.m. Here is a recap of the fourth round.

Amir Khan began the fourth round needing to rebound, but Lamont Peterson struck back. After one bevvy of combinations, Khan stepped back and briefly egged Peterson on. Khan jumped in and landed a few punches at the 1:10 mark, and then Khan was able to land a strong right hook a few seconds later. The two fighters did slow down a little bit near the end of the round, which is understandable with the pace they have kept up.

Peterson took the fourth round, 10-9.

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Khan Vs. Peterson Results Live, Round 3: Lamont Peterson Strikes Back

The main event of Washington D.C.'s first major boxing fight in 18 years pits IBF and WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan defending his crown against D.C.'s own Lamont Peterson at the Washington Convention Center. The fight is taking place in Peterson's hometown, a rarity in boxing since he is the challenger. Joe Cooper is the referee for the bout, which began shortly after 11 p.m. Here is a recap of the third round.

Early on, Amir Khan continued to be aggressive, while Lamont Peterson was content to wait it out. Khan was able to sneak in several combinations, while Peterson was unable to land much early in the third round. But that soon changed. Peterson landed a hard right hand midway through the round to help turn his fortunes. Peterson continued to move Khan around, but Khan was able to escape at first. But then Peterson landed some more some strong left hooks and then hit him with a right hand punch. Peterson continued to force Khan to the ropes at the end of the round and may have dazed Khan.

Khan closed the round with a couple good punches, but it looks like Peterson was finally able to win a round. He took it, 10-9.

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Khan Vs. Peterson Results Live, Round 2: Lamont Peterson Fares Better, But Amir Khan Wins Round

The main event of Washington D.C.'s first major boxing fight in 18 years pits IBF and WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan defending his crown against D.C.'s own Lamont Peterson at the Washington Convention Center. The fight is taking place in Peterson's hometown, a rarity in boxing since he is the challenger. Joe Cooper is the referee for the bout, which began shortly after 11 p.m. Here is a recap of the second round.

The second round began a bit slower after Amir Khan dominated the first round, knocking Peterson down and nearly doing it a second time when the referee ruled that Khan slipped. Peterson started to get it going, landing a couple body shots and moving Khan around a bit. Peterson ripped a left hook, but Khan continued to move him around and force Peterson on the defensive.

The two fighters kept going at each other late in the round, and Peterson continued to land some body shots. Khan eventually fired back with some combinations, but Peterson generally fared better in that round. Nevertheless, the round was scored 10-9 in favor of Khan.

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Khan Vs. Peterson Results Live, Round 1: Amir Khan Dominates Early

The main event of Washington D.C.'s first major boxing fight in 18 years pits IBF and WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan defending his crown against D.C.'s own Lamont Peterson at the Washington Convention Center. The fight is taking place in Peterson's hometown, a rarity in boxing since he is the challenger. Joe Cooper is the referee for the bout, which began shortly after 11 p.m. Here is a recap of the first round.

The two fighters started swinging at each other early. Peterson was able to dodge a number of Khan punches early and escaped the ropes early with his agility. Khan then took it to Peterson right out of a stoppage and pushed Peterson against the boards, catching Peterson off guard. Khan then delivered a number of body blows once Peterson was able to work out of the ropes.

Then, Peterson surprisingly fell down. It looked like Khan knocked him down, but the referee ruled that Peterson slipped, a major break considering the circumstances. Khan then delivered another left hook and then knocked Peterson back again. Khan then legitimately did knock Peterson down in the ropes, and this time, it was actually ruled a knockdown. In all honestly, Peterson was lucky to escape the round.

Round one was scored 10-8 to Khan.

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Mitchell Vs. Ibragimov Results Live: Seth Mitchell Batters Timur Ibragimov, Wins In Second-Round TKO

The co-main event for the Khan vs. Peterson bout at the Washington Convention Center on Saturday was a heavyweight bout between local rising star Seth Mitchell and veteran Timur Ibragimov. Mitchell, a former football player, was the favorite on his home turf. The fight ended early, as Mitchell delivered a series of hard punches to push Ibragimov on the ropes before the referee called off the fight late in the second round. Mitchell won via a second-round TKO.

The two fighters were able to land some solid punches early, and while Ibragimov was able to land more punches, the ones from Mitchell were harder. Mitchell was able to bloody Ibragimov's nose a little bit in the first round, which proved to be a harbinger of things to come.

Mitchell took the first round, then landed a body blow and a hard right to begin the second round. Ibragimov nailed Mitchell midway through the round with a hard left, but Mitchell soon teed off with a left hook and several combination punches to push Ibragimov to the boards.

Mitchell continued to pepper Ibragimov with right hands until finally the referee called off the fight early with Ibragimov badly bruised on the ropes. Mitchell moves to 24-0-1 in his career with 18 knockouts., while Ibragimov falls to 31-4-1

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Khan Vs. Peterson Live Results: Complete Recap Of Undercard Fights

The Khan vs. Peterson fight card is underway at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and all of the undercard bouts have been completed. The only fights left are the co-main events. First, Maryland's own heavyweight Seth Mitchell puts his undefeated record on the line against veteran Timur Ibragimov. Then, in the final bout of the night, Amir Khan will put his IBF and WBA light welterweight titles up against challenger and D.C. native Lamont Peterson.

Here are the results of the undercard fights:

  • Joshua Davis defeated Chris Russell by decision in a four-round fight at 134 pounds.
  • Terron Grant dominated Dashawn Autry in a first-round TKO in a fight at 134 pounds.
  • Dusty Harrison topped Terrell Davis in a first-round TKO in a fight at 147 pounds.
  • Fernando Guerrero knocked out Robert Kliewer by KO in the fifth round of a super middleweight bout.
  • Jamie Kavanagh and Ramesis Gil fought to a majority draw in a lightweight bout.
  • Anthony Peterson, brother of Lamont Peterson, rolled over Daniel Attah by decision at 136 pounds.
  • Thomas Williams knocked out Reynaldo Rodriguez in a light heavyweight bout in the second round.

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Khan Vs. Peterson Fight Announced As A Sellout

With a boxing title fight returning to Washington D.C. for the first time in 18 years, there has been lots of anticipation around the city. That anticipation has apparently resulted in all the seats being filled for the Amir Khan vs. Lamont Peterson fight at the D.C. Convention Center. The event has been announced as a sellout, according to ESPN's Dan Rafael.

Richard Schaefer has informed that the show here in DC is a clean sellout. Congrats. #Boxing is dead? Whatever. #KhanPeterson

Tickets were going fast throughout the week, so this is not a surprise. The D.C. Convention Center has been converted into a 12,000-seat arena, and all 12,000 of those seats are filled to watch Khan defend his WBA and IBF light welterweight belts against the local challenger in Peterson.

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Khan Vs. Peterson Fight Card: Seth Mitchell Fights in Co-Main Event

On Saturday night, the Washington, D.C.hometown boy Lamont Peterson will take on Amir "Killer" Khan for both the IBF and WBA light-welterweight titles. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:45 p.m. ET on HBO, where it will be airing live from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The co-main event of the evening features Brandywine, Maryland's own Seth Mitchell, will hope to add on to his undefeated 23-0-1 record in the heavyweight division. He faces off against Timur Ibragimov, a boxer from Uzbekistan who holds a career record of 31-3-1, including 16 wins by knockout.

The full undercard is as follows:

Anthony Peterson vs. Daniel Attah
Fernando Guerrero vs. Robert Kliewer
Jamie Kavanagh vs. Ramesis Gil
Thomas Williams vs. Reynaldo Rodriguez
Chris Russell vs. Dashawn Autry

With two big co-main bouts featuring D.C. area natives, this is one of the largest boxing events to come to Washington in some time.

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How To Watch Khan Vs. Peterson Live Streaming Online

Saturday night's title fight between Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson is just a few hours away. The champion Khan will be defending both the IBF and WBA light-welterweight titles in Washington, D.C. against hometown hero Peterson.

The event kicks off at 9:45 p.m. ET on HBO. Unfortunately, if you don't subscribe to HBO, your options for watching the game live are pretty limited should you happen to live outside the immediate D.C. area. Online coverage, especially, is pretty much nonexistent. The fight is not even being carried via the HBO Go mobile interface, even if you happen to be a subscriber.

MMA Nation has brought up the helpful suggestion of using the always-handy Yelp to locate any nearby bars or restaurants that will be broadcasting the fight. Khan is the odds-on favorite to retain, but Peterson should have a large portion of the Washington crowd on his side.

For more on the Khan vs. Peterson fight, including live results throughout the bout, visit this StoryStream, Bad Left Hook and MMA Nation.

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Khan Vs. Peterson: Time, Odds And Live Results

The Washington, D.C. Convention Center will host the first major boxing bout in almost 20 years Saturday night, when WBA and IBF light welterweight champion Amir Khan (26-1, 18 KOs) puts his belts on the line against hometown pugilist Lamont Peterson (29-1-1, 15 KOs).

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Khan Vs. Peterson Latest Odds: Amir Khan Heavy Favorite Heading Into Title Fight

The light welterweight championship fight on Saturday between Lamont Peterson and champ Amir Khan is fast approaching. According to our friends over at OddsShark, the betting lines are beginning to settle in.

Over at Bodog, the line is "Killer" Khan as the favorite, at (-1100) to retain both the WBA and IBF light welterweight titles. The line on Peterson at Bodog is currently at (+650) to win. At SBG Global, Khan is at (-1400) and Peterson is at (+925). At 5Dimes, Khan is still the favorite, at (-1333) to Peterson's (+875).

So just one day before the fight, Khan is the easy favorite across the board, but Peterson is capable of pulling off the upset. Khan has already announced that he does not intend to fight at 140 pounds again, so there is a chance Peterson will be hungrier for a win.

For more on the Khan vs. Peterson fight, visit this StoryStream, Bad Left Hook and MMA Nation.

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Khan Vs. Peterson Weigh-In Results: Amir Khan At 139 Pounds, Lamont Peterson At 140 Pounds

The weigh-in results for Saturday's Khan vs. Peterson fight at the D.C. Convention Center are officially in. Both fighters ended up making the 140-pound weight. IBF and WBA light welterweight Amir Khan weighed in at 139 pounds, while top challenger Lamont Peterson weighed in at 140 pounds. The weigh-ins were announced at a press event on Friday.

The results were ultimately a formality, but at least now the fight can continue as scheduled. Khan has said he will move up weight classes if he defeats Peterson, since he believes there are no other challengers at 140 pounds.

The co-main event is a heavyweight bout between D.C.'s own Seth Mitchell and Timur Ibragimov. Mitchell weighed in at 240 pounds, while Ibragimov was in at 221 pounds. Here are the full weigh-in results, via MMA Nation:

Amir Khan 139lbs vs. Lamont Peterson 140lbs
Seth Mitchell 240.4lbs vs. Timur Ibragimov 221lbs

The undercard bout weigh-ins have not been completed.

For more on the Khan vs. Peterson fight, visit that StoryStream, Bad Left Hook and MMA Nation.

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Khan Vs. Peterson: Video Highlights From Pre-Fight Press Conference

The Amir Khan - Lamont Peterson fight will be taking place Saturday night at the Convention Center in Washington D.C.. On Thursday the two sides held a press conference, which tends to be a pretty interesting event before big fights like this. Here are highlights from this fight courtesy of SB Nation's own Luke Thomas, who was in attendance.

As far as press conferences go, this is one of the more tame ones. A lot of talk about how hard they've trained, respect, all that good stuff. The best quote comes from Lamont's brother Anthony, who warns the crowd, "Don't blink, because I've got a lot a lot to get off my chest on Saturday night. The highlight might have honestly been Bernard Hopkins dressed like a hipster. Speaking of which, here is more one on one with Hopkins.

Hopkins talks a lot about other subjects, but he is a good source of analysis for the upcoming fight.

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Khan Vs. Peterson: Lamont Peterson Confident He Can Knock Out Amir Khan

Lamont Peterson will have an opportunity to win the a world title at 140 pounds when he fights Amir Khan this Saturday at the Convention Center in Washington D.C., his home town. In this video via Bad Left Hook, he expresses his confidence in his ability to beat Khan.

First he addresses some of Khan's previous wins, and then explains what he would do differently to finish Khan off.

"I would do the same exact thing he was doing, but I would try to fight with more energy. I would lay it all on the line. I won't try to hold and say maybe if I don't get him out of there, I've got these other rounds to worry about. No, I'm gonna try to end it right there."

Finally, he talks about the shape he is in entering this fight.

"Yes, each camp I try to learn something, and I always do. So each camp will get better and better, hopefully. But this probably is the best I've felt going into a fight. Especially fight week where you're losing weight, and kinda tired. I still have a lot of energy, as if I just started my camp."

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Khan Vs. Peterson: Amir Khan Says If He Wins, He Won't Fight At 140 Pounds Again

Amir Khan is the favorite to defend his IBF and WBA welterweight titles against challenger Lamont Peterson when the two square off at the D.C. Convention Center on Saturday night. Khan has defeated a lot of challengers already, and in an interview with Luke Thomas of MMA Nation, he said he plans on moving up weight classes if he wins the fight against Peterson.


"Yeah," he said when asked if this was his last fight at 140 pounds. "There are no more tests at this weight. We've proven that we're the best in this division. Hopefully, we can get past Lamont Peterson."

Khan also said that he would like to move up to 147 pounds and fight Miguel Cotto if he is able to win this fight against Peterson. For his part, Peterson sounded confident that he could go one further than Marcos Maidana did against Khan a year ago. Maidana had him on the ropes, but couldn't finish the job and Khan won in a unanimous decision.


"I would do the same exact thing he was doing, but I will try to fight with more energy," Peterson said. "I'll lay it all on the line. I won't try and hold it and say, 'Maybe if I don't get him out of there, I have the 12th round to worry about.' I'm going to try to end it right there."

For more on the Khan vs. Peterson fight, visit that StoryStream, Bad Left Hook and MMA Nation.

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Amir Khan Vs. Lamont Peterson: Khan Has No Problem Fighting In Peterson's Hometown

One of the more interesting subplots of the Amir Khan vs. Lamont Peterson title fight in D.C. this Saturday is that Peterson, the challenger, is from D.C. originally and will have a lot of family and friends in attendance. According to Scott Christ of SB Nation's Bad Left Hook, Khan has no problem fighting in Peterson's backyard.

"One thing about me is I don’t mind travelling and going into people’s backyards to fight. I’ve done it a few times before and I’ve recently been fighting a lot outside of the UK.

"For me, a boxing ring is a boxing ring, no matter where it is. I’ll perform there the way I have to. If you look at my career I train in America, not the UK, so in a way that helps me to perform well away from my home country.

"So no matter where it is, I’ll perform in that ring."

Everybody loves an underdog, but everyone really loves an underdog who was born and raised in the City were the fight is being held. It will be interesting to see just how much the crowd is behind the challenger.

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Khan Vs. Peterson: Lamont Peterson Discusses Fighting In His Hometown

Boxing returns to Washington D.C. next weekend when Unified Super Lightweight champion Amir Khan takes on challenger and Washington D.C.'s own Lamont Peterson at the D.C. Convention Center on Saturday. It's a big opportunity for Peterson to prove his mettle against one of the world's best boxers in his backyard.

Peterson joined SB Nation's Luke Thomas on 106.7 The Fan on Sunday night to discuss the prospect of fighting in his hometown. Bad Left Hook, SB Nation's boxing website, transcribed Peterson's comments on his hometown.

"For me, I don't think it's a problem at all," Peterson said about fighting at home and trying to impress family and friends.

"It can be a problem for certain people, but my thing is, you can only have distractions when you allow them. If you know what you have to do, and you do what you have to do, there will be no problems."

A full transcription of Peterson's interview, including his thoughts on how to beat Khan and more, can be found at Bad Left Hook.

For more on the Khan vs. Peterson fight, visit that StoryStream, Bad Left Hook and MMA Nation.

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Amir Khan Vs. Lamont Peterson Fight: WCC To Hold 12,000 Spectators For Event

The Dec. 10 fight pitting Amir Khan against Lamar Peterson--the first major boxing match Washington D.C. has hosted in recent memory--is expected to be quite the draw. According to SB Nation's Luke Thomas, the Washington Convention Center will seat 12,000 fans for the fight. Tickets will cost $25.

The stakes are high for both combatants, so the fight ought to offer plenty of drama. Khan risks both his WBA and IBF lightweight championship belts. Peterson, meanwhile, has the opportunity to claim those titles in his hometown.

Khan owns a 26-1 record and has tallied 18 knockouts. Peterson is no slouch himself, as his record stands at 29-1-1 with 15 knockouts.

Though as many as 12,000 people might attend the fight, only two of them are former presidents. Indeed, Khan announced his intention to invite Barack Obama and Bill Clinton to the fight, which would only add to the event's import and appeal.

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Amir Khan Vs. Lamont Peterson: Press Conference For December 10 Fight Scheduled For 2 P.M. Thursday

Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson will be fighting for the WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles on December 10th at the Washington Convention Center. Before we can even start to think about the fight itself, we have to get past the Press Conference, which always has the potential for a lot of entertainment. The fight was announced on Tuesday in London, but the Washington D.C. Press Conference will take place on Thursday on the roof of the W Hotel in downtown D.C., according to Khan's official website.

Choosing the W Hotel really hammers home the Washington D.C. aspect of the fight as it overlooks the White House. Khan has already expressed interest in inviting Presidents Obama and Clinton. This is the first big fight in Washington D.C. in about 20 years, and it seems like they really want to make every effort to make it as Washington D.C. as possible.

We'll be following the fight in this StoryStream leading up to the fight. For more on this fight and boxing in general head over to Bad Left Hook.

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