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 Last update:  12/24/2011       Read more by Pawel Pronishev         
   
Peterson on Khan, Golden Boy Appeals - Let Them Cry!
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By Pawel Pronishev

WBA/IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (30-1, 15KOs) called it "an honor" to be mentioned as a possible opponent for WBO welterweight king Manny Pacquiao. Peterson recently pulled off the biggest victory of his career, when he came from behind to win a twelve round split decision over Amir Khan to capture his two current titles.

Khan, and his promoters Golden Boy Promotions, have filed appeals with the IBF and WBA to get the Peterson result overturned. At the very least, Khan and Golden Boy want the sanctioning bodies to order an immediate rematch. A hearing is scheduled for January.

Peterson is enjoying the holidays with his family and doesn't give any merit to the appeals. He doesn't expect any of them to succeed.

"Right now I have some options and every week there are more options for me. [I'm looking for] whatever makes the most money, but also what makes the most sense. We are thinking about everything right now and we have to make the right choice," Peterson said to Brad Cooney of 8CountNews.

"[Khan] and Golden Boy will do whatever they can do to get those belts back. It's not good for him or for them to not have those belts. Those protest or appeals, or whatever they are going to do, I don't think any of them are going to hold up. All you have to do is watch the tape and see that I won the fight.....Let them cry."

Tags: Amir Khan , Khan vs Peterson , Khan-Peterson , Lamont Peterson


 

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comment by JuanDan, on 12-26-2011
[QUOTE=sananman50]Con just looks desperate now. All this crying is losing him fans and getting him nowhere. Take the L like a man and earn your way back to a title shot.[/QUOTE] Even as an amateur Khan was an arrogant prick. demanding free ticket for his entourage. [url]http://news.bbc.co...

comment by Hitman932, on 12-26-2011
This is why Khan should be careful about lowballing good fighters and disrespecting them in negotiations. Khan made Peterson a pathetic offer for a voluntary defense. Gave everyone the old "nobody knows you, I'm the champ and you should feel lucky to be considered". Peterson believed he was go...

comment by studentofthegam, on 12-25-2011
[QUOTE=hougigo]You know what's funny... people still say he wasn't running... he was using superior ring generalship to move about the ring. When your opponent literally has to sprint to get to you after you move away, unless you're freaking goku and can walk at the speed of light, then you're ru...

comment by Cubanborn87, on 12-25-2011
[QUOTE=whatismyname]**** you haters, if Khan presses for the rematch he is "desprate" ..if he doesn't give a **** about the rematch and fight another contender or champion he is "ducking".. Some of you need to grow atleast half a brain.[/QUOTE] you need to grow a brain and read what i wrote al...

comment by LeadUppercut, on 12-25-2011
Funny that Khan was talking about Mayweather, but now he has to solve the Peterson "puzzle". Styles makes fights, but Bradley is still the man at 140. I wouldn't mind a rematch. Khan should have the game to beat Peterson, I wanna see if he can take it to another level, because he will need to ...

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