In what was a candidate for Fight of the Year, Peterson scored a split decision win over Khan taking it 113-112 on two of the cards with one judge giving it to Khan 114-111.
Despite being in Peterson’s hometown champion Khan had a lot of support and the noise levels went up a few decibels when he took to the stage and weighed in a comfortable 139lbs.
Gennady Golovkin vs Lajuan Simon, WBA middleweight title
Friday 9 December, 7pm, BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546)
Rescheduled from the December 10 this fight sees Golovkin, a fighter coming off the back of five knock out wins, face up to Philadelphia’s Lajuan Simon. Golovkin is yet to be defeated, winning an impressive 18 of his 21 wins by knock out and defends the regular version of the WBA title he’s held since 2010 when Felix Sturm was upgraded to super champion.
Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson talked about their upcoming WBA and IBF light-welterweight title fight for the last time yesterday when they met at the Convention Centre in Washington DC for their final press conference.
Khan, who celebrates his 25th birthday on Thursday, revealed that his dedication to the sport was so intense that he had not yet been able to give his fiancée Faryal Makhdoom the sparkling diamond ring he’d bought her.
WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion Amir Khan took his road show to Washington DC yesterday as he arrived in the US capital for fight week commitments ahead of his title clash with Lamont Peterson this weekend.
Amir Khan continues his campaign to win over America with a stop at Fox News in Washington DC, where he faces local boy Lamont Peterson on December 10 for his light-welterweight title belts. Khan talks bringing main event boxing back to the city, training with Manny Pacquiao, and stepping up to face Floyd Mayweather.