By Gautham Nagesh - 10/17/11 11:54 PM EDT
Washington is getting ready to rumble, and it could all be thanks to … Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonPoll: Small convention bump for Trump Brazile’s new role? Clean up DNC mess Dems fret over Trump bounce MORE. For real.
HBO World Championship Boxing will return to the District on Dec. 10 for the first time in 18 years as British junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan defends his belts against local contender Lamont Peterson.
“We’re going to bring boxing back to Washington,” he promised.
Organizers are hopeful that Clinton and other members of official Washington will show up on fight night at Washington Convention Center, where a special section will be set aside for members of Congress.
Lawmakers who are big boxing fans include Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidDems put immigration front-and-center on convention's first day Dem ad blasts Indiana senate candidate on Social Security Super-PAC targets Portman on trade MORE (D-Nev.), Sen. John McCainJohn McCainSyria activists cheer Kaine pick Clinton brings in the heavy hitters Guess which Cuban-American 2016 candidate best set themselves up for 2020? MORE (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.), but HBO Boxing chief Kerry Davis told The Hill that he has it on good authority that President Obama himself is a fight fan. Davis said he plans to reach out to the White House with an official ringside invitation.