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 Last update:  1/17/2012       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Lamont Peterson Could Be Offered Marquez, Bradley Bouts
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By Rick Reeno

WBA/IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (30-1-1, 15KOs) has some bright opportunities in his future. Peterson, who shook things up with a split decision win over Amir Khan on December 12th, has several possible fights in play.

There are several factors in the background which could affect Peterson's final decision. The WBA recently ordered an immediate rematch between Peterson and Khan. Besides the WBA, Khan filed an appeal with the IBF. A hearing is scheduled for January 18th.

If the IBF follows the WBA's lead and orders an immediate rematch, then Peterson will have to make a decision on whether he wants to fight Khan or pursue other opportunities. In pursuing those opportunities, Peterson will likely get stripped by both sanctioning bodies.

Peterson is also one of the four fighters being considered for Manny Pacquiao's tentative return on June 9th. The other three considerations include Miguel Cotto, Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez. Floyd Mayweather Jr., according to Arum, is the leading option for Pacquiao's return, but very few people expect that fight to happen.

Top Rank's CEO, Bob Arum, advised BoxingScene.com that he would be willing to match Bradley or Marquez against Peterson - but everything depends on who Pacquiao will ultimately fight in the spring.

Marquez recently expressed an interest in fighting Peterson, and Bradley would make an interesting rematch. Bradley won a dominating twelve round decision over Peterson in 2009.

"Once we sort this out and we understand that Pacquiao is fighting Mayweather, or Pacquiao is fighting somebody else - that's my first priority. Then we'll look to offer [Peterson's manager] Barry [Hunter] a fight, either with Marquez if he's not in the mix with Pacquiao or with Bradley if he's not in the mix [with Pacquiao]. Obviously we would love to work with Barry and make him a big fight," Arum told BoxingScene.com.

Tags: Timothy Bradley , Juan Manuel Marquez , Lamont Peterson



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comment by Prince Mongo, on 01-18-2012
[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK]Not with regards to it being a lucrative fight. Your description sounds exactly like a potential Khan-Peterson fight. Which is why I asked the question, why would he avoid a match with Khan and now fight Peterson? Doesnt make sense.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK]Lowb...

comment by Dirk Diggler UK, on 01-18-2012
[QUOTE=Prince Mongo]It is very clear Team Khan do business in a very dodgy way and have not got their reputation for low balling for nothing.I doubt the real business terms to Marques were that good but mentioning Marques name was a great move to get lots pf free PR for Khan. Team Peterson are ...

comment by Prince Mongo, on 01-18-2012
[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK]Not with regards to it being a lucrative fight. Your description sounds exactly like a potential Khan-Peterson fight. Which is why I asked the question, why would he avoid a match with Khan and now fight Peterson? Doesnt make sense.[/QUOTE] It is very clear Team Khan ...

comment by Dirk Diggler UK, on 01-18-2012
[QUOTE=RubenSonny]Actually it absolutely matters that he's shot. He was not fighting at 140, he had no obligation to fight him - Khan had not defined himself from any other above decent fighter to make it an obligation to fight him. It was nothing more than a potential match up proposed by GBP...

comment by RubenSonny, on 01-18-2012
[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK]Doesnt matter if hes shot, its still a big fight. How exactly was it not a duck?[/QUOTE] Actually it absolutely matters that he's shot. He was not fighting at 140, he had no obligation to fight him - Khan had not defined himself from any other above decent fighter ...

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