Just so you know, MMA Nation will be in Washington, D.C. tonight to cover tonight's Khan vs. Peterson: Capital Showdown event. The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. ET and the HBO broadcast kicks off at approximately 9:45 p.m. ET. The venue is the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
In America, the event will air on HBO while the U.K. will show the fight on Sky Sports 1.
As we have previously broken down, the odds for this fight favor Khan. Dramatically. Scott Christ over at Bad Left Hook doesn't take issue with the notion Khan is and should be the rightful favorite, but believes Peterson should be closer than the odds currently indicate.
There will be a televised portion of the undercard. In the co-main event, rising heavyweight prospect Seth Mitchell jumps up a class in terms of opposition when he faces Timur Ibragimov. This fight will also air on HBO and Sky Sports 1. Bad Left Hook breaks down the rest of the undercard (non-televised):
The off-TV undercard tonight notably features the return of Lamont's brother, lightweight Anthony Peterson, who faces trial horse Daniel Attah after 15 months out of the ring. Attah (26-8-1, 9 KO) was recently seen on October 1 in Puerto Rico, getting whomped by Roman Martinez. Peterson (30-1, 20 KO) is not exactly on the good side of boxing fans after his low blow fest against Brandon Rios, although I suspect that someone hitting Rios in the junk that many times now might get a more favorable reaction from some.
Fernando Guerrero (21-1, 16 KO) also looks to get his ship righted after his first career loss in June to Grady Brewer, a stunning fourth round TKO on Friday Night Fights. Guerrero is in against Robert Kliewer (11-13-2, 5 KO) in what is set up as a very easy bounce-back fight near Guerrero's home base in Salisbury, Maryland.
And then there's Dublin's Jamie Kavanagh (8-0, 3 KO), a Wild Card Gym-trained lightweight who has appeared on HBO's 24/7 a couple times. He'll face Ramesis Gil (6-3-4, 5 KO).
Either way, we'll begin our coverage earlier than the HBO broadcast. Join us for round-by-round scoring for tonight's main event.