Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Khan Expects Peterson To Be His Tourney Opponent

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Former champion Amir Khan (28-3, 19KOs) is looking forward to his next return, which is being penciled in for December 7th in the United States. Golden Boy Promotions is staging an internal junior welterweight tournament. On May 18th, Lucas Matthysse (33-2, 31KOs) will face IBF champion Lamont Peterson (31-1-1, 16KOs). The winner of the match will take on WBC/WBA junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16KOs) on September 7th - and the winner of that match will be positioned to face Khan.

Khan believes Peterson will beat Matthysse, and beat Garcia in September - which is going to set up the long awaited rematch with Khan. Peterson won a controversial split decision over Khan in december of 2011. A rematch was set for May 19th of last year, and later canceled, after Peterson tested positive for synthetic testosterone.

"I think Peterson will beat Matthysse. I will be at the fight as well because [my younger brother] Haroon is fighting on the [undercard]. And I really believe Peterson will beat Garcia as well [in September]," Khan told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jloro on 05-05-2013

[QUOTE=jvsnypes;13331498]People can say what they want. Khan made that comment because he's been in the ring with Peterson and had to fight for his life. Peterson, hands down, is the best fighter at 140. No he doesn't have KO power,…

Comment by jvsnypes on 05-05-2013

People can say what they want. Khan made that comment because he's been in the ring with Peterson and had to fight for his life. Peterson, hands down, is the best fighter at 140. No he doesn't have KO power,…

Comment by Hougigo on 05-05-2013

Peterson/mattysse is going to be a hard fight

Comment by bojangles1987 on 05-05-2013

No, Khan hopes Peterson wins the tourney because he knows Matthysse and Garcia would flatten him.

Comment by whatismyname on 05-05-2013

Why is everybody Dick riding Lucas these days. If Lucas can't put Lamont away he will probably lose the decision as has the case been the last couple of fights where it has gone 12. And I don't think Peterson…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (21)
Top Headlines McGregor: I'm Superior To Mayweather, He Won't Be Prepared! News: Julian Rodriguez, LaRon Mitchell, Evander Holyfield, More McGregor on How Mayweather First Got on His Radar Years Ago Photos: Callum Smith Grinding Hard For Erik Skoglund Clash Rios Expects Fireworks, Ready To Shock Rey Vargas For WBC Belt McGregor: I Whooped One Face of Boxing, Now I'll Whoop Another Mayweather Vows 'A lot More Excitement' Than Pacquiao Fight McGregor: F*** Mayweather's Defense, I Know How to Crack Code Eubank Jr: Mayweather-McGregor is a Once in a Lifetime Fight McGregor: This is NOT Even Close To My Toughest Challenge Ever Rex Tso Ready To Raise His Level For Kohei Kono Showdown Dana White Fires Back, Lashes Out at "Senile F***" Bob Arum McGregor: I Told Malignaggi - 'You Look Stupid, Get Over The Photo' Edis Tatli, Francesco Patera Rematch Agreement is Reached Cunningham: I'm Prepared To Do Whatever To Get The Job Done Klitschko Praises Floyd, Says McGregor Reminds Him of Fight Club Marciano's Son: Mayweather Should Not Be 50-0 With Win! Video: Joe Cortez Discusses Mayweather vs. McGregor, More Payano Easily Out-Boxes Santiago, Wins Unanimous Decision Ladarius Miller Beats Jamel Herring; Ashley Theophane Loses Photos: Jack-Cleverly, Cunningham-Tabiti - FaceOffs at T-Mobile Video: Malignaggi Discusses Conor McGregor Confrontation Photos: Mayweather, McGregor - Grand Arrivals at T-Mobile McGregor: Mayweather Praying That I’m Struggling to Make Weight Video: McGregor, Malignaggi Nearly Erupt at T-Mobile Arena McGregor, Malignaggi in Heated Confrontation at Grand Arrivals Video: Mayweather, McGregor Camps Near Scuffle at T-Mobile Cleverly Feels Win Over Badou Jack Will Secure Andre Ward Shot Mayweather Believes McGregor is Struggling To Make Weight Carl Frampton is Urged To Sign Promotional With Eddie Hearn Crawford-Indongo Telecast Averaged 965,000 Viewers on ESPN Former Sparring Partner Admits McGregor Was Not Hard To Hit Eubank Jr: Mayweather Will Be More Aggressive, Will Go For KO Shane McGuigan Removes Carl Frampton From Twitter Bio Mayweather-McGregor News; Burnett-Zhanat Zhakiyanov, More TMT's DeJuan Blake: McGregor is Awkward, Mayweather is Ready Paul Hyland vs Stephen Ormond on October 21 in Belfast Jeff Horn: I'd Fight Mayweather Like Maidana Did - But Consistent! Cotto Unfazed By All the Attention Paid to Mayweather-McGregor NSAC Head: McGregor is Younger, Stronger, Longer, Big Puncher
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement