Tonight, December 10th, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., WBA and IBF light welterweight champion Amir Khan will put both titles on the line against hometown challenger Lamont Peterson. In the co-main event, rising prospect Seth Mitchell takes a step up in competition as he faces former Olympian Timur Ibragimov. Lamont's brother Anthony will also appear on the card. This is Anthony Peterson's first fight since a disqualification loss to Brandon Rios. So, how can you watch these fights tonight? Unfortunately, your options are fairly narrow if you don't live in the nation's capital.
In the United States, the fight is being broadcast on Home Box Office (HBO). The broadcast kicks off at 9:45 p.m. ET. You must have a subscription to view HBO. Call your local cable provider with any issues related to this. It should be noted there are also no pay-per-view options for this bout. Either you have HBO or you don't. For those in the U.S. who prefer a Spanish-language broadcast, HBO Latino should also be carrying the fight live. Khan is a U.K. resident and a big boxing star there, so Sky Sports1 is also carrying this fight. Again, for those in the U.K., be sure to call your cable provider to see if you get or qualify to get Sky Sports 1.
In terms of online options, there do not appear to be any live streams. Even if you are an HBO Go subscriber, the service will not live stream on your mobile device. You must have a cable service through your television to take advantage of the live stream. This will also not be available on demand tonight, obviously.
You can likely watch this event at a sports bar, so be sure to use Yelp to get the contact information of your favorite watering hole or any sports bar in town. In addition to broadcasting the fight, there may be drink and food specials as well.
If there is any method I've left out here, please list an alternative in the comments section. We'll be sure to update the post with proper and legal methods for watching Khan vs. Peterson: Capital Showdown.
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