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Miguel Vazquez in Play To Replace Peterson For Khan?

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com has been advised that negotiations are underway for IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez (30-3, 13KOs) to step in on short notice and face Amir Khan on May 19th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. 

As BoxingScene has previously reported, Lamont Peterson tested positive for synthetic testosterone and is unlikely to be licensed in Nevada for the fight. Peterson's legal team will be allowed to make a case as to why Peterson should still be allowed to proceed with the fight.

Vazquez has campaigned at lightweight for most of his career and according to our sources has been working hard in the gym and can easily make the 140 pound junior welterweight limit.  He last fought in January when he successfully defended his title against Ammeth Diaz.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TOBYLEE1 on 05-09-2012

[QUOTE=-Lowkey-;12103451]Vazquez is not some little guy either he's 5.10 and fought Alvarez weighing in at 148, so he actually fought at a higher weight than Khan so fighting at 140 shouldn't be an issue with this guy.[/QUOTE] Because most ppl…

Comment by -Lowkey- on 05-09-2012

Vazquez is not some little guy either he's 5.10 and fought Alvarez weighing in at 148, so he actually fought at a higher weight than Khan so fighting at 140 shouldn't be an issue with this guy.

Comment by -Lowkey- on 05-09-2012

Why are some people actually criticizing this considering the short notice it was always going to be a uphill struggle to find a decent opponent and the fact that they could be getting a world champion from the weight class…

Comment by PD21 on 05-09-2012

Anyone know if Vasquez is any good? Has beaten any recognisable names? If not a light wieght at 10 days notice is a poor sub and they should just call it off

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 05-09-2012

[QUOTE=Check;12101441]Prescott is a bum, he lost to freaking McClosky among others. Even if they showed that clip it's way in the past. Khan is far better than Prescott and despite if they fought now, it might heal some of the…

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