WBA orders Khan-Peterson rematch after complaint
Thursday, January 12, 2012
LONDON (AP) -- The World Boxing Association says it has granted Amir Khan a rematch against Lamont Peterson.
Khan lost his WBA and IBF belts to Peterson on a split decision after being docked two points for pushing in the Dec. 10 fight in Washington.
Khan appealed the scoring and questioned the presence of a "mystery man" distracting judges at ringside.
WBA vice president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza says "we have ordered a direct rematch."