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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.

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