Discussion

Peterson takes junior welterweight title

Updated: December 11, 2011, 3:00 AM ET
Associated Press

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.

"It ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE BOXING HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM