Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Amir Khan, Roach Have a Plan For Peterson's Attacks

Amir Khan has embarked on the toughest training of his career to beat Lamont Peterson in their rematch on May 19. The 25-year-old Briton aims to avenge his controversial loss to the American when they meet in Las Vegas. Peterson will defend the IBF and WBA light-welterweight titles that he took from Khan in Washington last December.

"I believe I won the first fight. I want those titles back," Khan said. "This fight means so much to me. It's going to be explosive."

He is already into his “longest and most motivated training” and has started workouts in England. He also plans to do high-altitude training in the Philippines and spend weeks at the Hollywood gym of trainer Freddie Roach.

"I like the attitude," Roach said. "He has already been training for a month in England. Physically I think Lamont took more punishment last time. That's why I think we will have an easier time."

Once a homeless youth on the streets of Washington, Peterson (30-1-1, 15KOs) completed a fairytale with a split-decision triumph over Khan in a fight marred by referee Joe Cooper taking points away from Khan in the seventh and twelfth rounds. Peterson, 28, won 113-112 on two scorecards. The other judge had Khan a 115-110 winner. Without the deductions, Khan would have kept the titles.

"People still say I'm the champ," Khan said. "At no time has Lamont said he won the first fight. It's all about how you come back from these fights and I always come back stronger.

"His head kept coming in there. We're not going to be dealing with that problem now because I'm going to be hitting him. I'm not going to make the same mistakes. When he comes inside, instead of pushing him away, I can take a sidestep back.”

"There aren't that many British world champions and I'm going to be one again. I'm going to be ready for everything he brings to the table. I just want there to be no doubt I won that fight. I want to go out and prove I'm the better fighter. I will definitely leave no doubt come May 19."

Khan, who stands at 26-2, with 18 knockouts, wants to forget the controversies about Cooper's calls and the handling of the scorecards during and after the first fight.

"I haven't got to the bottom of it and I don't want to. I want to put it all behind me," Khan said. "I just want to win the next fight. I just want a fair fight and I promise 100% that I will win."

Roach is working on strategy adjustments after seeing more attacks than expected from Peterson.

"Lamont fought more aggressively than I have ever seen him fight," Roach said. "If he does that again, we will be ready to deal with that.".

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SelectOne on 03-17-2012

[QUOTE=Alpha & Omega;11897641]What exactly is Freddie going to be ready to deal with and have a plan for? Khan tried being offensive, counterpunching, being defensive, trading shots and fighting inside and boxing from the outside and none of it worked.…

Comment by Alpha & Omega on 03-16-2012

What exactly is Freddie going to be ready to deal with and have a plan for? Khan tried being offensive, counterpunching, being defensive, trading shots and fighting inside and boxing from the outside and none of it worked. So what…

Comment by alembic on 03-16-2012

I thought Khan won the first fight but it was very close. Khan has to keep Peterson at the end of his stiff jabs. His jab is better than his ring movement. Once Peterson works his way in, he's golden.…

Comment by WESS on 03-16-2012

I'm so happy Roach has a plan to beat Peterson this time... His plans always seem work!

Comment by miniq on 03-16-2012

The plan so far: Use jab stay off ropes... I would have liked to have heard more about using uppercuts and inside fighting... hummmm.... Looks to me like they will try a stick and move job again... If so UD…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (37)
Top Headlines Froch: Smith is Not Ready For DeGale, Should Face Dirrell First Pedro Diaz on N'Dam's Big KO Win, Golovkin vs. Jacobs, Gamboa Luis Ortiz: Miller Will Have To Back Up The Crap He's Talking Adonis Stevenson: Unfair Haters Call All of My Opponents 'Bums' Danny Garcia: Not Worried About Critics Who Won't Say it to My Face Eubank Jr: In a Rematch I Would Annihilate Saunders in Four! Pacquiao: In The Eyes of The People - I Beat Floyd Mayweather Andrew Selby Faces Diale For WBC Regional on Eubank-Quinlan Wilkins, Karkardi To Appeal BBBofC Bans Over Nick Blackwell Manny Pacquiao: I Would Fight Conor McGregor - Only in Boxing De La Hoya Worried: Chavez Jr. Could Derail Canelo-Golovkin Plan Danny Garcia on Father's Racial Jabs: I've Heard Trump Say Worse! The Return of Zab Judah Ricardo Mayorga Holds Press Conference, Reveals April 1 Return DeGale: Mayweather Came To My Room, I Doubt I'll Work With Him! Cuadras Sides With Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. To Take Down Canelo Canelo-Chavez: Big Promotional Tour on Tap, Big Undercard Plans Photos: David Lemieux, Curtis Stevens - Face To Face in Montreal Chris Eubank Jr: I Can Beat Gennady Golovkin, He's Not The Truth! Photos: Adam Lopez vs. Danny Roman - Official Weigh-in Leo Santa Cruz: I’ll Fight Different Than in First Frampton Bout Froch: I'm Very Confident Callum Smith Beats Anthony Dirrell Juan Jose Velasco Faces Fernando Marin in WBA Regional Clash Oscar Valdez Yearns For Gary Russell Unification Bout Dejan Zlaticanin: I Will Catch Mikey Garcia and Knock Him Out Brooklyn Boxing With a Big 2016, Bigger 2017 is Expected Garcia Feels His Resume Stronger Than Thurman's, Has Proven More Kid Galahad vs. Joseph Agbeko on Eubank-Quinlan PPV Card Dodson Offered Buglioni Title Shot; Would Land On Haye-Bellew Golden Boy Promotions, ESPN Announce Multi-Year TV Deal Callum Smith: If Dirrell is Next in Line For WBC Belt - Let's Do It! Richard Commey, Fredrick Lawson Back in Action on March 11 Michael Conlan on His Relationship With Conor McGregor Trainer: Charlo Should Fight Top 15 Middleweight, Become a Contender Hearn on Brook-Spence: Khan Worth 3 Times More, 3 Times Easier Thurman: Angel Garcia Wants the Limelight; Should Let Son Speak DeGale: Groves Should Drop WBA Shot, Fight Me For The IBF! Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams Showdown in Play For April 8 Callum Smith's Trainer is Not Buying Badou Jack's Weight Issues Haye, Bellew Could Lose Licenses if Further Violence, Says Hearn
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement