The December 10 fight between Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson won't be in Las Vegas, which is probably good because Khan has had some trouble moving tickets there for his last two fights in the city, and could head to the challenger's hometown of Washington, D.C., according to RingTV.com's Lem Satterfield:
"The front runner is Washington, D.C., and possibly Detroit, and there is a strong interested in Montreal as well at the Bell Centre," said Schaefer.
"So we'll see if we can't do Khan and Peterson there, and see if we can get Seth Mitchell on the undercard, or, perhaps Gary Russell. But it's either going to be Seth or Gary, because they do not have space for a triple-header."
Detroit would be a horrible choice. Let's just get that out of the way right now. I know Seth Mitchell played at Michigan State and all, but no. They really, really shouldn't put the fight in Detroit.
Mitchell and Russell are both from Maryland, and Peterson (who lives in Memphis now) is from D.C., so that does seem like a good choice. The fight would land at Constitution Hall if it does go to D.C.
What does everyone think of this fight? I like it, but I do consider Khan a pretty huge favorite. Peterson is tough and can bang a bit more than his KO rate suggests, but I think Amir is just going to be too fast and too easily able to control distance. Anyone like Peterson as a live dog here?