Vienna, VA - December 15, 2011 —MicroTech, a leading technology systems integrator, sponsored a highly successful, yet controversial, return of professional boxing to Washington DC at the December 10 "Capital Showdown.” With over 8,000 in attendance at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the event featured one of the better fights of the year. Challenger Lamont Peterson stunned the boxing world with an upset of world champ Amir Khan, who traveled from England to defend his WBA and IBF Super Lightweight world titles. In a contentious majority split decision, Peterson, the local boxer from DC, was declared the winner.
As part of the sponsorship, the MicroTech logo was prominently displayed inside the ring. Legendary fight MC Michael Buffer announced MicroTech’s involvement in the event before the main card matches. "What a great night of championship boxing in our Nation’s Capital," said Tony Jimenez, MicroTech President & CEO. "Local contenders Seth Mitchell and Lamont Peterson celebrated big wins and put Washington DC back on the professional boxing map. Peterson’s stunning win over Khan brings a world title back to the region. We [MicroTech] are honored to have played a prominent role in this historic boxing event.”
Also featured on the main card was local phenomenon, Heavyweight Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell who scored a quick second round TKO in his match with Timur Ibragimov. Mitchell accompanied MicroTech CEO Tony Jimenez on a 2010 visit to wounded troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Sports celebrities in attendance included NHL superstar Alexander Ovechkin, NFL Quarterback Donovan McNabb, retired heavyweight Riddick Bowe, former NBA guard Stevie Francis, and DC mayor Vincent Gray.
MicroTech is an active sponsor of the NHL Washington Capitals, the NBA Washington Wizards, professional motocross, as well as the UFC and Strikeforce, and professional boxing..