Amir “King” Khan will fight on Sky for the first time since he defeated Marcos “Chino” Maidana in his Las Vegas debut in December last year in a clash that many in boxing called the “Fight of the Year.”
Live coverage of Khan vs. Peterson on December 10 from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, will be the first of three fights featuring Khan to be shown on Sky Sports, and follows live coverage of the Heavyweight World Title clash between Wladimir Klitschko and Jean Marc Mormeck from the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf.
Speaking about the fight Amir Khan said, “I’m delighted to be on Sky Sports. They are dedicated to broadcasting the biggest fights, so I’m excited about working together again. Fighting in America can make it difficult for my British fans to see me live in action, but being on Sky Sports means they can cheer me on and enjoy the fight as it happens from home. I’m training harder than ever for this fight and I guarantee the fans won’t want to miss it!”
Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions (Khan’s promoter) said, “We are excited that Sky Sports is going to be working with Amir Khan again. We look forward to showcasing Amir in the biggest fights out there and know Sky will be a big support in reaching his extensive British fan base.”
Barney Francis Managing Director of Sky Sports said, “This is great news for Sky subscribers. We’re pleased to welcome Amir back, and delighted to be showing his next three fights on Sky Sports. Khan vs. Peterson follows a great autumn of boxing on Sky Sports, and this fight will be part of a great month of boxing on Sky Sports that includes four world title fights and some of the biggest names in British and world boxing.”
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“Capital Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson,” a 12-round Unified Super Lightweight World Title Fight for Khan’s WBA World Super Championship and IBF World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Khan Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. Also featured will be a 10-round heavyweight battle between Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell and Timur Ibragimov. The fights will be teleceast in the United States on HBO World Championship Boxing at 9:45 p.m. ET/6:45 p.m. PT and on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.
Tickets, priced at $300, $150, $75, $50 and $25, are on sale now through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000 or by purchasing them online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets for fans traveling from the United Kingdom are available for purchase online at www.Sportscorporation.com or by calling +44 (0)845 163 0845.