Khan arrives in Washington DC pictures
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.
Khan, who faces Peterson in the first world title fight the district has seen since Riddick Bowe knocked out Jesse Ferguson in May 1993, toured the country’s government buildings and memorials as he sets out to make history of his own on fight night
And despite facing Peterson in his hometown, Brit Khan suggested that he would have greater support in the Convention Centre on December 10, having pushed for the location after being received so well in the city during his last visit.
‘When I went there the first time it was amazing to see so many people who knew who I was,’ said Khan. ‘They knew exactly who I was and what I did, and they’d been following my boxing career and it was just nice to see that.
‘When we came back and we spoke to Richard [Schaefer] and Oscar [De La Hoya] and we said maybe it’s a good idea to fight in Washington DC, and we all agreed with it and that’s where the fight is.
‘Even though the fight is in Peterson’s backyard, I really think we will have more support than him. There are a lot of fans coming from New York and close states near Washington.
‘We will have a bigger fan base. We’re going to have so much support come to the fight and wherever we fight, I’ve been very lucky. We’ve done well selling tickets.’
Amir Khan poses in front of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC as he hits the US capital for his upcoming title fight with Lamont Peterson on December 10
King Khan poses with his belts in front of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial
Khan in front of the Martin Luther King Memorial
Khan and trainer Freddie Roach pictured outside the Capitol Building
Khan stands at the steps of the Capitol Building
The WBA and IBF light-welterweight titleholder strikes a pose in front of the White House
Photos by Delane Rouse for Hoganphotos and Golden Boy Promotions