Peterson takes junior welterweight title
WASHINGTON -- Hometown favorite Lamont Peterson clearly thought he won the fight. Dethroned champion Amir Khan felt he had been cheated.
Peterson, helped by referee Joe Cooper deducting two points from Khan for pushing in the seventh and 12th rounds, scored the split-decision to win the WBA and IBF junior welterweight titles on Saturday night.
Judges George Hall and Valerie Dorsett scored the fight 113-112 in favor of Peterson. Nelson Vasquez had Khan winning 115-110.
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