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 Last update:  3/10/2012       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
   
Amir Khan: I Was Willing To Fight Peterson For Nothing
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By Edward Chaykovsky

In order to reclaim his world titles, two-division former champion Amir Khan would have accepted a fight with Lamont Peterson for nothing, says the British superstar. Last December, Peterson won a twelve round controversial split decision to lift the belts from Khan. On May 19th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, they clash for a second time with Khan hungry to settle the score between them and recapture the WBA/IBF junior welterweight titles.

Peterson is receiving the biggest payday of his career, well over a $1 million dollar purse and a 50-50 split on the worldwide revenue. The negotiations were tough, and at one point Khan was ready to leave the rematch behind and make a move to the welterweight division.

"Fair play to Peterson's camp, they were so so tough in negotiations. So tough in fact that we all thought they did not want the bout. We'd heard that Peterson's team thought they could negotiate a path towards fighting either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao but they were already signed up to fight others," Khan told Pat Sheehan of The Sun.

"They squeezed every last dollar out of us but my fight with Peterson was off when the final deadline passed. It was in the dustbin and I was looking to move up a division. But all of a sudden they were begging us to put the fight on. The final decision was down to me and I said 'Let's go with it' because I wanted so badly to put the record straight. That's why Peterson ended up with such a fantastic deal. I was willing to jump in there and fight for nothing just to get them titles back. Everybody knows who won the first fight."

Tags: Amir Khan , Khan vs Peterson , Khan-Peterson , Lamont Peterson



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comment by GRUSTLER, on 03-12-2012
[QUOTE=whatismyname]Bradley is getting paid to take a golrified dive. After this , he'll proabably be chasing other paydays. As the one offered by Amir. Btw I think Bradley would've probably come out on top if they had fought that night instead of Pete.. But u guys acting like King if full of it ...

comment by whatismyname, on 03-11-2012
[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko]That's why Bradley is fighting Pac(One of the top fighters in the sport)on PPV right??And I'm idiotic??LOL,ok...[/QUOTE] Bradley is getting paid to take a golrified dive. After this , he'll proabably be chasing other paydays. As the one offered by Amir. Btw I think Bradley wo...

comment by SelectOne, on 03-11-2012
Khan wins this by 4 rounds or so like last time out

comment by elfag, on 03-11-2012
Khan underestimated Peterson plain and simple. All we heard from Khan last fall was how he was going to 147 in like 2 years and how he was going to beat Mayweather in 2013 or whatever. When he got in with Peterson and realized, oh **** this guy is better than I thought, he resorted to fouling to ...

comment by Rome-By-Ko, on 03-11-2012
[QUOTE=whatismyname]See how idiotic ur post is? U're only as good as ur last performance, or year at most... And fact of the matter is, no matter how many time Khan loses, he will still bring more buzz then boring ass Bradley...and Bradley still ducked him[/QUOTE] That's why Bradley is fightin...

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