Boxing looking to be a TKO in DC

Washington is getting ready to rumble, and it could all be thanks to … Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonFBI recovers 30 Clinton emails involving Benghazi attack Trump aide: It’s a ‘shame’ Clinton allies call names Lanny Davis: Don’t let Clinton Foundation become a casualty of politics 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.

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D.C.’s political clout played a large role in securing the event; at a recent press conference, Khan said he fell in love with the city during a visit last month to attend a dinner hosted by Secretary of State Clinton.

“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 ReidNo, Tim Kaine is not the most liberal member of Congress Reid requests FBI probe into Russia 'tampering' in US election Dems' Florida Senate primary nears its bitter end MORE (D-Nev.), Sen. John McCainJohn McCainThe Hill’s 12:30 Report Veteran and single father wants Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Meghan McCain fires back at Drudge over ‘obnoxious’ headline 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.