Amir Khan vs. Lamont Peterson

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2011-12-10 : Amir Khan 139 lbs lost to Lamont Peterson 140 lbs by SD in round 12 of 12

Lamont Peterson Versus Amir Khan

  • Khan took the early points lead when he knocked down Peterson on the ropes with a left hook in the first round for a 10-8 round
  • Khan incurred point deductions in rounds seven and twelve for excessive pushing, costing him the fight
  • Without the point deduction in the twelfth and final round, Khan would have won a unanimous decision 115-111, 113-112, 113-112
  • Peterson wins Khan's WBA and IBF Light Welterweight titles, earning a possible lucrative chance in mid-2012 against Floyd Mayweather
  • Khan appeared to win rounds 1, 2, 5, 6, and 9, Peterson appeared to win rounds 3, 7 (10-8), and the all important 11th and 12th (10-8) rounds. Rounds 4 and 10 appeared close.

Khan taken a point for pushing at the very end of 7th round.