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- Joseph Cooper is a well-known professional boxing referee in the United States
- Now infamous as the referee who deducted two points for pushing from Amir Khan, which cost Khan to lose his WBA and IBF World Light Welterweight championship belts by split decison to Lamont Peterson, who came out ahead 113-112 on two scorecards. Without the two points of deductions, Khan would have retained his title by unanimous decision in an otherwise close bout.