Peterson Derails Khan With
Hard Fought Majority Decision
Lamont Peterson (now 29-1-1, 14 KO's) won the WBA Super
World, and IBF Light Welterweight Titles from Amir Khan
through twelve hard fought rounds that may demand an
immediate rematch. Khan started fast, and even looked to end
the show, but the middle rounds belonged to Peterson who
blasted away with big punches that sent Khan into panic mode
that consisted of running, holding and two points being
In round 1, Khan jumped on Peterson to try and set the
tempo. Peterson would trip on referee Joe Cooper's feet in
which was rightfully ruled a slip. Peterson would later land
a big left hook on the chin of Khan who then pushed Peterson
down, this time the referee wrongly ruled a knockdown.
In rounds 3 and 4, Peterson had his biggest opening moments,
staggering Khan around the ring with big right hands and
left hooks, then setting up the uppercut which would snap
Khan's head far back from his guard.
In round 6 & 7, Khan had been told numerous times by the
referee, "Stop pushing, Khan; Get off his head, Khan; Let go
Khan", over and over, and it would even progress through the
rest of the fight. After so many pushes, the referee decided
to take a point from Khan at the end of round 7 and rightly
so, enough was enough.
In round 8, Khan was getting battered with his back against
the ropes again. Khan felt the need to do more showboating
to the crowd, shaking his head as if he wasn't hurt, even
opening his mouth to Peterson, rather than focusing on how
he might be in trouble.
In the 12th and final round, Khan did a good job at keeping
away while throwing more punches than Peterson, however Khan
could just not follow the rules and had been told not to
push which he was deducted another point for again. Khan was
using those tactics all night and the two points deducted
were rightly justified, especially considering one knockdown
scored for Khan was legitimately a push down.
Final scores were 113-112 for Peterson, 114-111 for Khan and
113-112 for Peterson. Khan falls to 26-2 with 18 KO's.