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 Monroe Vows To Shock Saunders For Underdogs Everywhere Paul Butler Vows To Get Much "Clearer" Win Over Stuart Hall Vijender Singh vs. Zulpikar Maimaitiali Undercard Information Farhood: If McGregor Goes 12, The Press Will Hammer Mayweather Virgil Hunter: Mayweather Stops McGregor or it Gets Stopped Barring a Win, Broner's Legacy To Be Full of Wasted Promise Viktor Polyakov Shocks Giovanni De Carolis For WBA Regional Mikey Garcia: I Would Consider Crawford-Indongo Winner Next Roberto Duran on What Canelo Must Do To Beat Golovkin Jon Jones: I Admire McGregor, But I Back Mayweather To Win Emmanuel Rodriguez, Alfredo Santiago Get Foes For Fajardo Kovalev Files Protest With NSAC To Make Ward Loss a No-Contest Mayweather Parts With Prized Vehicle, His Koenigsegg Being Sold Mikey Garcia Makes Surprising Pick for His Toughest Opponent Frampton Felt Like Failure, Had Dark Days After Santa Cruz Loss Canelo-Golovkin 24/7 To Debut on August 26, on HBO Tim Tszyu Puts Away Chris Khan in Two Rounds Ismail Muwendo, Seniesa Estrada Pick Up Wins in Anaheim Verdejo To Stay Busy While Flanagan Situation is Sorted Out Tyson: McGregor's Gonna Get Killed; Dumb to Accept Boxing Rules! Gennady Golovkin Links With Chivas Regal For Chivas Fight Club Frank Warren Wins Damages Against Chris Eubank Jr. Top Rank VP: We'd Love Lomachenko-Salido II As Soon as Possible Butler-Hall II, Davies-Farrell, Fielding-Brophy on September 30 Greorge Groves vs. Jamie Cox on October 14 in London, WBSS McGregor: I Can Fight in Many Stances, Mayweather Has One Heiland: I Don't Feel Like The Underdog With Charlo, I'm Confident Broner: I Bet They Won't Bet Against Me Again After This Fight! Randy Couture: Mayweather Will NOT Knock McGregor Out Mike Tyson Says Molestation Incident Was a Motivator To Box Frampton: Selby is a Natural Fight To Make, The Timing is Right Haye: Before You Criticize Parker, Take a Good Look at Joshua! Abel Sanchez on What McGregor Must Do To Beat Mayweather Enrico Koelling Helping Erik Skoglund Prepare For Callum Smith Maybe there are worse things in boxing than Mayweather-McGregor Mayweather Vows: This Fight Won't Be Dull - It's Kill or Be Killed! Carlos Molina Hits Santo Domingo For Carlos Adames Clash Eddie Alvarez: McGregor Has Very Real Shot To KO Floyd Early Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Plans October Return, Eyes Martin Murray Cortez: McGregor a Very Powerful Puncher, Has Great Potential
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement