This is the main event of the evening: Amir Khan vs. Lamont Peterson. This bout is being contested at light welterweight, which is 140 pounds, and scheduled for twelve, three-minute rounds. Khan's WBA and IBF titles are on the line. The referee in charge of the action is Joe Cooper.
ROUND 1 - Both fighters open orthodox. Right hand nearly sneaks through for Khan. Khan whiffs with a right. Khan hits the body and Peterson misses wide on a right hand. Khan's speed differential is huge, but he nearly eats a big left hook from Peterson. Left hand from Khan knocks Peterson down, but referee calls it a slip. Khan opening up now with combinations. Jab for Peterson. Right hand catches Peterson posturing up. Khan knocks down Peterson for real this time and Peterson seems to be in all sorts of trouble. Left hook from Khan to end the round.
MMA Nation scores this round 10-8 Khan.
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