Friday, November 18, 2011

Amir Khan wants to Fight at 147lbs after the Capital Showdown Fight

Amir Khan, the IBF and WBA light welterweight champion, wants to fight in the 147lbs after the "Capital Showdown: Khan vs Peterson" on December 10, 2011 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. Khan also said that this might be his last fight but if the right fight will come, he will still stay at 140lbs.

In the 140lbs, Khan said that if don't get any fights then he will move up to 147lbs. There are bis names in the 147lbs division that he is interested like Berto, Mayweather and Ortiz. But if the right fight will come at 140lbs with opponents like Bradley and Morales then he will stay.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Khan vs Peterson Undercard: Mitchell will meet his toughest opponent yet in Ibragimov

When heavyweight prospect Seth Mitchell of Brandywine, MD., takes on Timur Ibragimov of Uzbekistan on Dec. 10, he will be facing the most difficult challenge of his career.

The 36-year-old Ibragimov (30-3-1, 16 KOs) is coming off a split-decision loss to former cruiserweight titleholder Jean Marc Mormeck  (36-4, 22 KOs) in December, which ended his winning streak of nine straight victories, including three stoppages.

Ibragimov's biggest win was perhaps his unanimous decision in June of last year over Oliver McCall, whose fifth-round knockout of Lennox Lewis earned him the vacant WBC title in February of 1997.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Khan vs Peterson Undercard: Mitchell vs Ibragimov

Washington, DC  - "Capital Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson" just got more exciting with the announcement that undefeated American heavyweight Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell will make his HBO debut against tough contender Timur Ibragimov in the co-featured bout to the Unified Super Lightweight World Championship between champion Amir "King" Khan and No. 1-rated IBF Contender and Washington, DC's own Lamont Peterson. The event, which marks the return of big time boxing to the nation's capital, is set to take place Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and will be televised live on HBO's World Championship Boxing.

"I'm definitely excited to be fighting back at home in front of my fans and on a big stage as the co-main event on HBO," said Mitchell. "Ibragimov is my toughest opponent yet on paper, as far as his record and the quality of opposition that he has faced. I'm looking forward to a great fight and I'm sure that Ibragimov will come to the fight prepared. Come December 10, I will be mentally and physically prepared as well. I am expecting the fight to be tough, but at the same time, I plan on coming out victorious."

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Khan vs Peterson: Peterson is Tough For Khan, Mayweather is Next - Roach

Trainer Freddie Roach expects a very tough challenger from Lamont Peterson (29-1-1, 15 KOs), who faces one of Roach’s star fighters, IBF/WBA junior welterweight champion Amir Khan (26-1, 18 KOs), on December 10th in Washington, DC. Roach did some work with Peterson not long ago, and he was impressed with Peterson's speed and power.

During the last few weeks, Roach has heard the rumblings about a possible 2012 showdown between Khan and WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Khan vs Peterson on December 10th on HBO

WASHINGTON DC - With two wins over Paul McCloskey and Zab Judah already in the books this year, Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir "King" Khan will look to end 2011 with a bang on Saturday, December 10, when he travels to Washington, DC for "Capital Showdown," a 12-round unified championship fight against mandatory International Boxing Federation (IBF) challenger and hometown hero Lamont "Havoc" Peterson at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, which will be televised on HBO's World Championship Boxing in the United States. In a featured undercard attraction, undefeated heavyweight contender Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell of Brandywine, Maryland will return to the DC-area for the first time since April of 2010 to face an opponent to be determined.

"I'm looking forward to returning to the United States to face a worthy challenger like Lamont Peterson," said Khan. "I always said that I wanted to be active and a true World Champion and I will prove it again on December 10. I know Lamont is a strong contender but it doesn't matter that I'm fighting him in his backyard, I'm coming in as the champion and will leave as the champion."

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pressure is the Key to Beat Amir Khan

Number #1 ranked IBF light welterweight contender Lamont Peterson (29-1-1, 15 KO’s) may not be a big puncher but it doesn’t take a big puncher to put IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan on weak legs.

All it takes is a a decent punch and Khan will be like Bambi on ice on December 10th at the Convention Center in Washington, DC. Khan and his handlers at Golden Boy Promotions have obliviously picked out Peterson thinking he’s got no power and isn’t a threat, but Peterson is going to prove them wrong by taking Khan out.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lamont Peterson has a Hometown Advantage in DC Against Amir Khan

Amir Khan will defend his WBA and IBF junior welterweight titles against Lamont Peterson on December 10 on HBO, and if he's successful, it will be his final fight before a move to the welterweight division. Much of the pre-fight hype is in that direction: What's next for Amir Khan?

But Lamont Peterson is a legitimate contender, and no pushover. He'll also have home field advantage in Washington D.C., and hopes that will put him over the top.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Khan Vs Peterson Fight: WCC Will Seat 12,000 Fans

The Dec. 10 fight pitting Amir Khan against Lamar Peterson--the first major boxing match Washington D.C. has hosted in recent memory--is expected to be quite the draw. According to SB Nation's Luke Thomas, the Washington Convention Center will seat 12,000 fans for the fight. Tickets will cost $25.

The stakes are high for both combatants, so the fight ought to offer plenty of drama. Khan risks both his WBA and IBF lightweight championship belts. Peterson, meanwhile, has the opportunity to claim those titles in his hometown.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Khan vs Peterson Washington DC Press Conference

The Amir Khan vs Lamont Peterson show turned up in Washington DC yesterday afternoon to announce the return of championship boxing to the US capital.

Khan and Peterson will face off in the Convention Center on December 10 in the first fight the city has seen since former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson lost to Kevin McBride in 2005.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Khan vs Peterson Trans-Atlantic Press Tour

Golden Boy Promotions will hold separate press conferences on Tuesday and Thursday in London and Washington, D.C., to officially kick off "Capitol Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson."

The HBO-televised bout will feature junior welterweight beltholder Amir Khan of England in the first defense of his IBF title against mandatory challenger Lamont Peterson of Washington, D.C. The event is slated for Dec. 10 in Peterson's home town.

The 24-year-old Khan (26-1, 18 KOs), who also holds the WBA belt, has won eight consecutive fights, four of them by knockout.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Khan vs Peterson Fight is Confirmed in December 10, 2011

Golden Boy promoter Richard Schaefer has confirmed to ESPN that Amir Khan will officially fight Lamont Peterson on December 10.

The respective Khan and Peterson camps have long been attempting to find an agreement suitable to all parties, and after much negotiating Schaefer revealed the bout is set. Khan, the WBA and IBF light-welterweight world champion, will take on Peterson, who has only been beaten once in 31 fights.

Three possible destinations have been named for the showdown, with Washington, Detroit or Montreal all on the cards. Schaefer's preference, though, is to have Khan go to Peterson's home town of Washington.

Confirming the deal, Schaefer told ESPN: "I've been talking to [Peterson's manager] Barry [Hunter] for the last couple of weeks and we were going back and forth between what they wanted and what the Khans wanted, trying to bridge the gap and agree on a number.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Khan vs Peterson in Washington, D.C. - A Done Deal?

LAS VEGAS -- Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer told that WBA and IBF junior welterweight beltholder Amir Khan of England will make the first defense of his IBF belt against mandatory challenger Lamont Peterson, of Washington, D.C. whose manager, Barry Hunter, has agreed to terms.

The 24-year-old Khan (26-1, 18 KOs) has won eight consecutive fights, four of them by knockout. The 27-year-old Peterson (29-1-1, 15 KOs) won an IBF eliminator with a 12th-round stoppage of Victor Cayo (26-2, 18 KOs) in July, earning the organization's No. 1 contender status.

"We came to terms with Barry Hunter for Amir Khan, so the purse bid has been called off, and we've informed the IBF," said Schaefer. "The date is going to be Dec. 10, and we're going to be looking at venues. The front runner is Washington, D.C., and possibly Detroit, and there is a strong interested in Montreal as well at the Bell Centre.