HERE IS THE DEAL
Khan-Peterson will be held at the Washington Convention Center, which will be scaled down from its capacity 30,000 to 12,000 for the night of the fight.
Khan-Peterson will be the first boxing event in Washington since Kevin McBride ended Mike Tyson’s career with a sixth-round stoppage in June of 2005, and it brings HBO to the Nation’s Capitol for the first time since Riddick Bowe defended his WBA heavyweight belt with a second-round knockout of Jesse Ferguson on May 22, 1993.
Tickets are priced at $300, $150, $75, $50 and $25 and can be obtained 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 by calling 0800 555 666.
FERNANDO GUERRERO IS BACK
Middleweight prospect Fernando Guerrero (21-1, 16 KOs), of Salisbury, Md., will return to the ring for the first time since June, when the 25-year-old souothpaw was stopped in the fourth round by 40-year-old journeyman Grady Brewer.
LATEEF KAYODE’S READY FOR A FIGHT
Among the sparring partners for Mitchell has been 28-year-old Nigerian cruiserweight prospect Lateef Kayode (18-0, 14 KOs), who is trained by Pacquiao’s five-time Trainer of The Year, Freddie Roach, in the Wildcard Boxing Gym in Hollywood, Calif.
Quotable: “Juan Manuel Marquez has Manny Pacquiao’s number, because every time he calls Pacquiao, he answers the telephone,” Anthony Peterson.
Photos by Delane Rouse, Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions
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