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 ClintonTrump: We are proud of African-American history museum Kim Kardashian confirms: 'I stand with Hillary' No, Doctor: Hillary's eyes are just Hillary's eyes 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 ReidBlack Caucus demands Flint funding from GOP Report: Intelligence officials probing Trump adviser's ties to Russia White House preps agencies for possible shutdown MORE (D-Nev.), Sen. John McCainJohn McCainSenate rivals gear up for debates McCain opponent releases new ad hitting his record Why is the election so close? Experts say it's all in your head 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.