WBA grants Khan-Peterson rematch

WBA grants Khan-Peterson rematch

Published Jan. 13, 2012 12:00 a.m. ET

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.''