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Amir Khan: I Know I Can Outbox, Hurt Lamont Peterson

Amir Khan is promising fireworks when he puts his WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles on the line against Lamont Peterson on Saturday night.

Eighteen of Khan's 26 professional victories have come by way of knockout and if the Englishman is to be believed, fans can expect another one in Washington.

Khan (26-1) told Sky Sports News: "The viewers at home know they are going to get fireworks. They know when Amir Khan fights it is going to be explosive, there's always that explosive style there.

"They are going to be on the edge of their sofas and the fans that are going to be here will be on the edge of their seats. It is going to be a great performance from me. I am sharp, I am ready, I am in the best condition I can ever be in."

Khan's trainer Freddie Roach certainly believes his man is as well prepared as he has ever been for the fight against a dangerous opponent. And with hugely lucractive contests against the likes of Floyd Mayweather or Tim Bradley being mooted, Khan cannot afford an off-night.

Roach said: "There will be no slip-ups. He is in great shape. He has trained really hard. We have had great sparring for this fight and he is just 100 per cent ready for this fight."

But Peterson (29-1-1) is as unfazed by the glitzy build-up to fight night as he is by the prospect of facing Khan, believing his boxing skills can cause an upset.

He told Sky Sports News: ""I am just doing something I have been doing for 17 years. It is no problem, I do this every day. Just because there is a few cameras in my face or bright lights on, it's still the same thing.

"I am totally confident. I know I'll win. I know I can out-box him and I know I can hurt him, so we'll see what happens when we get in there and see how that pans out."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by right hand jab on 12-08-2011

[QUOTE=Born2Live;11532169][B]Which fighters legged it up to 147 scared of Khan? Ortiz went up to 147 because he's struggling to make weight, Alexander isn't a great fighter, the best fighters @ 140 are still there, Bradley, Morales, Matthysse, Guerrero, Maidana etc.[/B][/QUOTE]…

Comment by orlandoernandez on 12-08-2011

I bet the next thing he says "I'm a world class athlete, I'm going to be P4P soon." Same shhh, different day.

Comment by -Hyperion- on 12-07-2011

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;11530013]Did you guys see wat bradley did to lamont and wat ortiz did lamont will get ko khan will finish him lamont is not a A star fighter more of a B class[/QUOTE] ortiz punches harder than khan...... bradley is…

Comment by mathed on 12-07-2011

[QUOTE=MJ223;11532147]It looks like they messed up the quote......[/QUOTE] I noticed that too.....

Comment by Born2Live on 12-07-2011

[QUOTE=what the hell;11532117]am not much of a khan fan but i do like his entertainment also since khan beat maidana all of a sudden all the best fighters Legged it to 147 even the haters have to admit that, nobody…

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