By Punch Correspondent D. Keeton
If youâ€™ve missed your chance to line up with the stars and celebrities for â€œfight nightâ€ in Vegas, this weekend you can don your best dark-glasses, glitz attire and settle in for a special evening of boxing in Washington D.C.
Monday, December 5, 2011 marked the kickoff to the â€œCapital Showdown: Khan vs. Petersonâ€, a week-long publicity tour culminating in the championship event taking place on Saturday, December 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.Â The fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing that night.
UK born, Amir â€œKingâ€ Khan headlines the evening as he takes on D.C. native, Lamont â€œHavocâ€ Peterson in a 12-round Unified Super Lightweight World Title Fight for Khanâ€™s WBA Super Championship and IBF World Championship.Â Khan recently toured some of Washingtonâ€™s most historic landmarks and memorials greeting the locals and posing for press photos.Â Amir Khanâ€™s famed boxing trainer, Freddie Roach was also on hand to greet the crowds. Roach is one of the most well known boxing trainers in the sport. He has been honored five times as Trainer of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America and was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
Practice your best photo poses and red carpet entry walk. Organizers are expecting a great turnout with seats ranging from $25 to $300. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.