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Khan Vs. Peterson II: Rematch Scheduled For May 19 In Las Vegas

D.C's own Lamont Peterson will get the chance to defend his WBA and IBF light-welterweight title against British boxer Amir "King" Khan in a rematch of their controversial bout this past December at the Washington Convention Center.

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 10:  Lamont Peterson punches Amir Khan during their WBA Super Lightweight and IBF Junior Welterweight title fight at Washington Convention Center on December 10, 2011 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 10: Lamont Peterson punches Amir Khan during their WBA Super Lightweight and IBF Junior Welterweight title fight at Washington Convention Center on December 10, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Credit Gene Wang of the The Washington Post for this one:

Just got confirmation Khan-Peterson II will be May 19 at Mandalay Bay.

That's right, folks, D.C's own Lamont Peterson will get the chance to defend his WBA and IBF light-welterweight title against British boxer Amir "King" Khan in a rematch of their controversial bout this past December at the Washington Convention Center.

A report from British satellite broadcaster Sky Sports claimed that Khan had offered Peterson a "massive deal" to secure the rematch, which will be televised on HBO in the U.S.

The first bout between the two on December 10 ended in controversy when Peterson was declared the winner on points in his hometown. During the fight, Khan was deducted a total of two points for pushing Peterson, while the referee did not score an apparent knockdown in Khan's favor.

The WBA ordered a rematch between the two fighters last month, an edict which Peterson had initially appealed.

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