Capital Showdown Pics, and More!

Our pictures from this past weekend's Capital Showdown are online here!

Amir Khan v Lamont Peterson. Peterson won via split decision.

Trainer Barry Hunter weighs in on the fight!
The Peterson Brothers' trainer, Barry Hunter, talked with Luke Thomas of 1067 The Fan and had some interesting things to say.

Listen as he talks fight options, winning in DC, his guys Lamont and Anthony Peterson, and his game plan for fighting Britain's own, Amir Khan.



DC native, turned Hollywood actor, supports Lamont Peterson!
Talented actor, and DC native, Lamman Rucker gave us his thoughts on the Peterson win.

"It was a good fight", Rucker told us.

On Lamont Peterson's win Rucker tells us, "He's a young guy, new talent, new face. But I'm glad he sustained and had the stamina to make it twelve rounds. I thought he performed very well and deserved the win."

**Update** Khan set to appeal fight ruling. Click here!

Mitchell Appeal:Seen on the Internet
The world is also talking about the Seth Mitchell v Timur Ibragimov fight.

We couldn't help but post this remark found on a boxing forum about the Mitchell/Ibragimov fight last Saturday night. It really put in perspective Mitchell's humble beginnings.

Seth Mitchell v Timur Ibragimov. It's like he's saying, Don't hit me no more!


Re: Thoughts on Seth Mitchell

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Here's a thought. Seth Mitchell blew his knee out playing football. Career-ending knee injury. Completely shot knee.

He was age 25 watching the contender and saw Tom Zbikowski fighting on tv and said "hey, I can do that".

25, never boxed before, shot knees.

He just knocked out (brutally, I might add) Timur Ibragimov in two rounds, a former Olympian, who just went life and death with the guy who is Wlad's next opponent.

The man is 29 and has been boxing for 4 years with shot knees.

Update
Boxing great Gerry Cooney gives his take on Mitchell. Click here.

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Ironic. Wouldn't You Say?
Now, that's an interesting sentiment considering here we have Donovan McNabb, a (dare we say) former football star with a career hanging in the balance, watching another former football star who made a career change when his own football career hung in the balance.

Former Redskin and Minnesota Viking quarterback, Donovan McNabb attends Capital Showdown.


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More Boxing News
February 11, 2012 fight card adds Tori Nelson!

Tori Nelson to face Vashon Living for WIBA Title, Todd Wilson to battle Fernando Basora on Feb. 11 Jimmy Lange Boxing Card.

A pair of popular Northern Virginia boxers, middleweight Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson (Ashburn) and junior welterweight Todd “White Lightning” Wilson (Fairfax), will put their undefeated records on the line as opponents have been announced for their bouts on the Jimmy Lange Boxing card set for Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Patriot Center.

Nelson (5-0-1), a single mom with three jobs (school bus driver and cafeteria worker at Loudoun County’s Broad Run High School and IHOP waitress) outside of the ring, will challenge Vashon “Lady V” Living (5-2, 1 KO) of Houston, Texas for the vacant Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) middleweight championship in a 10-round contest. This past summer in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Nelson won the World Boxing Council’s (WBC) middleweight championship belt by upsetting Lorissa Rivas. She beat Michelle Garland in an action-packed contest in her Patriot Center debut last September.

Living is battle-tested in championship fights having lost a 10-round decision to Christiana Hammer for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and World Boxing Federation (WBF) middleweight titles in October 2011. An experienced amateur competitor, she had won five in a row prior to the world title fight.

Wilson (11-0, 3 KOs), a former collegiate boxing champion and all-American at Virginia Military Institute, will face Fernando “El Latigo” Basora (8-7-1, 6 KOs) of the Bronx, N.Y. in a six-rounder. The Fairfax fighter outworked former world champion Eric “Mighty Mouse” Aiken en route to earning his 11th victory and biggest test to date last September at the Patriot Center. Since emerging on the Beltway boxing scene, the business development specialist at Booz Allen Hamilton has continued to draw supporters while gaining ring experience.

Nicknamed ‘The Whip’, the Puerto Rican-born Basora gave Ryan Belasco all he could handle in a loss this past August in Dover, Del. Only three of his 16 fights have gone the distance, so fans should expect a high-energy, fast-paced affair when he visits Wilson’s home turf in February.

About the Jimmy Lange boxing card
World Boxing Union (WBU) champion Jimmy Lange will defend his junior middleweight title against an opponent to be determined in the Main Event. Officials plan to announce the card’s third world title bout later this week.

Tickets for the event can be purchased here. Doors will open at 6:00 pm, with the first fight scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. All bouts are subject to change.

**Notice** The Zain “Tiger” Shah vs. Tony “Mo Better” Jeter bout previously announced has fallen out.

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