D.C. Boxing Fans Get a Rare Treat : Capital Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson

Amir Kahn with renown trainer, Freddie Roach

Amir Kahn with renown trainer, Freddie Roach

By Punch Correspondent D. Keeton

If you’ve missed your chance to line up with the stars and celebrities for “fight night” 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 “Capital Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson”, a week-long publicity tour culminating in the championship event taking place on Saturday, December 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  The fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing that night.

Team Khan at the Capitol Steps

Team Khan at the Capitol Steps

 

Amir Khan in front of the cameras

Amir Khan in front of the cameras

UK born, Amir “King” Khan headlines the evening as he takes on D.C. native, Lamont “Havoc” Peterson in a 12-round Unified Super Lightweight World Title Fight for Khan’s WBA Super Championship and IBF World Championship.  Khan recently toured some of Washington’s most historic landmarks and memorials greeting the locals and posing for press photos.  Amir Khan’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.

Amir Khan was welcomed to D.C. by British Deputy Ambassador, Philip Barton

Amir Khan was welcomed to D.C. by British Deputy Ambassador, Philip Barton

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.

***Darryl Keeton is a distribution executive in the asset management industry. He and his wife Zoe Rodriguez-Keeton share a passion for adventure, travel and sports.  Contact him at dkeeton29@comcast.net.***
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