HBO World Championship Boxing presents a junior welterweight title showdown between champion Amir Khan of Bolton, England and challenger Lamont Peterson of Washington, D.C. also on the televised card is a heavyweight fight featuring undefeated American heavyweight prospect Seth Mitchell versus tough veteran Timur Ibragimov, and the rebroadcast of last weeks Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito II HBO pay-per-view.
The Khan vs. Peterson broadcast will start off with the replay of last weeks Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito II pay-per-view fight, followed by the Seth Mitchell vs. Timur Ibragimov and the junior welterweight championship main event Amir Khan vs. Lamont Peterson.
Junior welterweight IBF & WBA world champion Amir “King” Khan (26–1-0 18 KOs)is on the path to becoming one of the next megastars in boxing. Khan already has a strong fan following in England, but is looking to make a name for himself in America and follow in the footsteps of his stablemate Manny Pacquiao in becoming a household name in the United States and getting a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Timothy Bradley. Before Amir can think about fighting Mayweather or Bradley he must first get by Lamont Peterson (29–1-1 15 KOs) on Saturday night.
The Khan vs. Peterson championship fight will take place on December 10, 2011 in Peterson’s hometown at the Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
Former college football player for Michigan State University and rising heavyweight prospect Seth Mitchel (23-0-1 17 KOs)steps up in competition to take on journeyman Timur Ibragimov (30-3-1 16 KOs). Mitchell is one of the few promising American heavyweight boxers and needs an impressive win against Ibragimov to be considered a legitimate contender for a heavyweight title shot.
Watch HBO World Championship Boxing: Khan vs. Peterson Saturday, Dec. 10 live on HBO at 9:45 PM ET/6:45 PM PT. Fans in the United Kingdom can watch Khan vs. Peterson live on Sky Sports 1.