Tonight the nation’s capital will host its first major prizefight in over a decade as Amir Khan looks to retain his WBA and IBF light welterweight titles against local Lamont Peterson. Amir Khan comes in ranked as one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world with an overall record of 26-1 with 18 knockouts.
Peterson brings in a professional record of 29-1-1 with 15 knockouts, and hopes the support of the local crowd and Khan’s overconfidence will be enough to propel him to the upset victory. Fans of boxing in the District hope for a good showing and a ruckus crowd that will help to draw more pro-fights to the nation’s capital.
It all gets underway tonight at 6:30 PM live from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Hall E, and live on HBO PPV starting at 9:45 PM.