Advertisement
Advertisement

Khan: I'm Determined To Get a KO, I'll Do a Job on Him!

Amir Khan admits his career could be left in tatters if he fails to beat Lamont Peterson for a second time when the two fierce rivals lock horns again in May. Khan surrendered his IBF and WBA light-welterweight titles last December after a shock defeat to Peterson in a controversial split decision in Washington.

Khan's team were incensed by the judges' decision to grant Peterson the win, and later complained to the IBF and WBA about the fight, in which the Bolton fighter was docked two points for pushing. Khan also questioned the presence of Mustafa Ameen at ringside.

The WBA ordered the rematch in light of "questionable decisions" of referee Joseph Cooper and an "apparent intrusion in the scoring process".

Khan has vowed to put any furore about the pair's original fight to bed by knocking out his 25-year-old opponent, but admitted that losing again could put a severe dent in a career that has been on a sharp rise since he won silver at the 2004 Olympics.

"This is a make a break fight for me because I have so much to lose now," Khan said. "Now is the time to put things straight. I'm glad Lamont took this fight. I will be training like a challenger and I am going to prove to the world how good I am and prove that I am better."

The furore that followed last year's bout has led to strained relationships between the two camps and at one point it appeared the rematch would not happen. Khan, who has had to delay plans for a meeting with Floyd Mayweather because of the Peterson defeat, maintains he was robbed but his opponent, unsurprisingly, denies that was the case.

Today's press conference to launch the rematch, which will take place on May 19 in Las Vegas, was a tense affair, with Peterson claiming Khan's camp had only kicked up a fuss about the original decision in order to mask what he thinks was a genuine defeat for the Lancastrian.

"We were denied that the first time. I am sure that this time it will happen. We want a referee who is going to be true, who understands the sport well and who is neutral - he is not going to be from the same state as Lamont Peterson this time."

Khan hopes to avoid any doubt about the outcome this time around by knocking out his opponent.

"I am very determined to knock him out now. I will do a job on him," said Khan, who will train in the Philippines with Manny Pacquiao ahead of the fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tlarry on 03-14-2012

I'm really disappointed as previously a fan of Khan, how much he talked prior to the first fight, and under-delivered. He was talking about moving up in weight because there was no more competition where he was. He was throwing…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 03-14-2012

[QUOTE=Arma316;11888972]Khan is the David Haye of the 140s. He loves to hear himself talk. He just never shuts up. You want him to go away but he still continues talking and talking and talking. Its really annoying. In spite of…

Comment by Arma316 on 03-14-2012

Khan is the David Haye of the 140s. He loves to hear himself talk. He just never shuts up. You want him to go away but he still continues talking and talking and talking. Its really annoying. In spite of…

Comment by Hilis on 03-14-2012

Khan is fast, but totally overrated and he just plain can't fight, especially on the inside. I got nothin against him, but i dont think he's gunna win the rematch, but if he does then all the best. [QUOTE=Discipline;11885425]Khan keeps…

Comment by rckdees on 03-14-2012

[QUOTE=TonkaJones;11887434]I agree Khan is nowhere near as good as he thinks he is. He's got fantastic speed but he can't fight on the inside & he's nowhere near ready to fight Mayweather & never will be in my opinion. Peterson…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (53)
Top Headlines Frank Warren Throws Water on Joshua's Claim of Joyce Robbery Canelo Pleased To Reclaim Mexican Dates From Mayweather Deontay Wilder, Jarrell Miller Explodes - Heated Confrontation! Photos: Marriaga vs. Robb, Felix vs. Frankel - UniMas Weights Photos: Lucian Bute Putting in Work, Eager To Resume Career Brandon Rios' Manager: Top Rank Contract Ends in December Smith: Canelo Had To Go To 154 To Save Face Over Golovkin! Photos: Robert Guerrero, Alfredo Angulo, Terrell Gausha Ready Hands of Stone - Ramirez Credits Roberto Duran as Mentor Gilberto Ramirez Starts Next Stage, Aims To Return By Year's End Murat Gassiev: Lebedev Improved A lot Since Hiring Roach Abel Ramos faces veteran Juan Jesus Rivera in Phoenix, Arizona Chisora's Coach: Joshua is Better Than Fury, But Haye Beats Him Ishe Smith Discusses Training Camp, Fighting Frank Galarza Shakur Stevenson, Nico Hernandez To Get Honored at Home Smith: Canelo Ducked Golovkin, Talk of Pacquiao is Embarrassing! Mayweather Promotions' Titans of the Trade on September 17 Eubank Jr: Saunders is Extremely Boring, I Want 50-50 For Rematch Karim Mayfield Vents Over Bakhtiyar Eyubov Loss, Wants Rematch Marrero Reflects on Latest Win, Remains in Pursuit of Zambrano Burns-Relikh Title Fight Confirmed For October 7 in Glasgow Demetrius Andrade Ready For Culcay in Germany, SHO on Board? De La Hoya is Firm: Canelo Will Out-Sell Both Pacquiao Fights! Golovkin's Coach Rips Carl Froch: He Retired, Didn't Back Up Talk Daily Bread Mailbag: Golovkin, Ward, Kovalev, Team USA, More Mike Lee Faces Chris Traietti, September 30 at UIC Forum Juan Manuel Lopez Medically Cleared To Fight Wilfredo Vazquez Carlos Sanchez Aims To Continue KO Streak in Montebello Golovkin-Brook: Callum Smith, Kid Galahad, McDonnell Added Brook Baits Golovkin: You Want Respect? Show Me That Power! Avni Yildirim Ready For Aaron Pryor Jr. Clash in Berlin Despite Backlash, Luis Ortiz Envisions Brighter Future Williams on Brook Sparring: He's on Another Level To Golovkin! Jose Felix Pumped For Return, Hopes To Get Terry Flanagan Canelo, Conor McGregor Trade Words Over 'Cherry Picking' Claim Cuadras: Chocolatito Has an Appointment With a Knockout Photos: Christian Gonzalez, Edgar Valerio, Nava Open Workouts Photos: Danny Roman, LaRon Mitchell Ready For 'New Blood' Photos: Guerrero vs. Peralta, Angulo vs. Hernandez Face To Face Roberto Duran's 'No Mas' Trunks Hit The Auction Block
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement