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HBO Boxing – Lamont Peterson Vs. Amir Khan Play By Play


This show is in Washington DC and is titled Capital Showdown. Peterson is the hometown fighter.

On the fight right before this main event, Seth Mitchell defeated Timur Ibragimov by TKO at 2:48 of round 2.

Lamont Peterson vs. Amir Khan

Amazing round for Khan. He knocked Peterson down with a left hook (I think as it was a weird camera angle), but the referee called it a slip, mostly because he fell down and didn’t see it. It looked like a knock down. Then Khan knocked him down again with a right hand. Khan is loading up on his left hook and landing it at will. 10-8 Khan (should be 10-7)

(They nearly had a Mayweather/Ortiz moment as the referee called for them to fight out of the clinch and Peterson thought they were going to be separated. Khan hit him and then had his elbow high on Peterson’s neck while pushing him backward.)

If you’re a Khan fan, the only thing you have to worry about is Khan overthrowing his punches and falling out of balance. It doesn’t seem that Peterson can hurt him. Khan’s round, easily.

Damn, Peterson is right back in this thing. He shook Khan with some body shots. Khan started the round boxing, but couldn’t help himself and got into a slugfest. Peterson wins the round, but both guys were slugging it out. Great round.

Khan was back, but he looks tired. Peterson is stalking him, but Khan’s hands are fast. At one point, Khan put his hands up as if to say that he wasn’t hurt, and took a punch right to the balls.

Another good round for Khan. Peterson is tired and now, Khan’s hand speed is the difference. Peterson may have taken that round off after such a fast pace.

Khan keeps taunting Peterson as if he’s not hurting him, but looking at his face, he’s getting hit more than he thinks. He’s also fighting a bit dirty with the holding behind the head and pushing that he’s doing. He’s still leading the fight, but Peterson is game.

Well, this fight just got a bit closer. Peterson is getting in close and just digging Khan. Khan keeps pushing him off with his forearms and elbows. He’s on his horse racing back to get out of Peterson’s way. He was docked a point for the pushing so it’s a 10-8 for Peterson.

Peterson has figured it out. He’s staying inside, forcing Khan up against the ropes and digging against the body. Khan feels like he has something to prove, rather than just deciding to use all of his talent advantages to win the fight. It’s definitely turned a bit.

This might’ve been the best round of the fight. Peterson was digging again and pushing him around. Then Khan decided to stop it and just hit him with some nasty combinations that shook Peterson. It’s back in Khan’s favor. If he decides to land combinations and stay moving, he can put him away.

Peterson may be too tired. Fight is turning right back in Khan’s favor. If Peterson doesn’t press, Khan wins these rounds easily. He didn’t press in that round.

Khan is dealing with the pressure much better. He’s covering up and when Peterson digs and stops for a second, Khan unleashes some lightning fast hands to get out of there. Khan had Peterson figured out. Peterson figured Khan out. And now, Khan has figured it out again.

Khan lost another point for pushing, but that was pretty much BS. I still think he won the round so this one is 9-9. I still have Khan winning this fight.

Winner: Lamont Peterson by way of majority decision

113-112 for Peterson, 114-111 for Khan, and 113-112 for Peterson