Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Roach: Peterson Fought Fight of His Life With Khan

Trainer Freddie Roach believes Lamont Peterson produced the 'fight of his life' while taking Amir Khan's world titles, but he expects the Brit to box clever in the rematch. Peterson pulled off a major upset last December when he took the WBA and IBF light-welterweight belts with a split-decision points win in Washington.

Roach will be plotting Peterson's downfall in the return bout on the 19th of May at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports, Roach said: "He fought the fight of his life. I watched a lot of tapes on Peterson, he never fought better. I never saw that guy in tapes and I've got to give him credit, he fought a hell of a fight. I was actually happy for him in a way, he's a really nice kid and his story is very compelling."

"I think we laid on the ropes a little too much. When he gets on the ropes he has that passive defence, there's really no counter punching off it. Peterson went to the body, was scoring points. Even when he's not scoring a lot of big points, it still looks really good for him. When the other guy is on the ropes, it looks like you're winning.

"This time we have to be a little bit more clever because he is going to put us on the ropes, because he's a big strong guy. We can't get square, use a little movement so we can get in that right uppercut. I think the uppercut will be very important in this fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Drunk Punch on 04-27-2012

Peterson always fights like that. He just saw the look of fear in Khan's eyes and smothered him with pressure. Next time he will be even better - he won't give the first two rounds away again trying to outbox…

Comment by micky1971 on 04-27-2012

roach is a wanker. i hope king "khunt" gets battered...........AGAIN! im goin for a poo.

Comment by mathed on 04-26-2012

He took 6 rounds to get things working, this fight, he will break Khan down from round 1.

Comment by Weebler I on 04-26-2012

[QUOTE=pac2;12048397]Khan is not a complete fighter he is just fast thats it. Khan cant fight on the inside and he's never gonna be able to, and he doesn't have defense, he really can't fight going backwards freddie roach can't teach…

Comment by Weebler I on 04-26-2012

[QUOTE=Best in Boxing;12045963][IMG]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j71/chillin8/amirsucks.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] did hatman throw something in the ring?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (21)
Top Headlines Photos: Billy Joe Saunders, David Lemieux - Tense Face To Face Terry Flanagan: Jorge Linares Deal 'All But Done' Nico Hernandez Back on December 2 at Hartman Arena Amir Khan: I Have Something Mayweather Has Not Faced - Speed! Berchelt With Right Hand Issue, Pulled From Salido Fight Callum Johnson Out Of Buglioni Clash, Replaced By Craig Richards Arum Plans Big Year For Murata - Eyes Golovkin, Canelo as Foes Hasim Rahman Jr. Slated to Fight Nov. 4th after Durham Fiasco Saunders Tells David Lemieux: "I'll Put You Out Like A Candle!" Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares Ordered To Reach Deal By Nov. 6 Dillian Whyte: Takam is Too Small, Easy Fight For Anthony Joshua Julian Williams vs. Ishe Smith Set For November 18 in Las Vegas Jeff Horn's Promoter Nearly Fell Asleep Watching 'Boring' Skeete Anthony Yigit vs. Joe Hughes For Euro Belt on December 2 Kal Yafai Aims To Make Statement, Land on Next Superfly Card Weekend Review: Murata, Machado, Gassiev, Burnett, More Stiverne: Wilder is Scared of Me, I Ate His Punches Like Breakfast! Sanchez: Canelo Facing GGG’s Leftovers Would Be Sad For Boxing Hearn on Burnett's Options: Butler, Tete, McDonnell-Solis Winner Lucian Bute Mulling Over Decision - Ring Return or Retirement Corcoran: Pacquiao Did Not Do Enough, Horn Deserved To Win Helenius: I'll Knock Dillian Whyte Out, He Will Never Reach Wilder! Pacquiao Has Bad News - Horn Rematch Secured By Brisbane Photos: Jeff Horn, Gary Corcoran - Go Face To Face in Brisbane Adonis Stevenson-Eleider Alvarez May Land on January 26 or 27 Povetkin vs. Hammer Close To Done, To Be WBO Eliminator? Murat Gassiev May Be Abel Sanchez's Latest Masterpiece Team Horn Warn Thurman: Shut Mouth or Suffer Pacquiao's Fate! Dmitry Bivol Salivates Over Expected Gassiev vs. Dorticos Clash CompuBox: Fox Landed '52' Punches in 12 Rounds With Andrade Stiverne: I Guarantee That I'll Beat Deontay Wilder in Rematch! CompuBox: Murata Lands a Big 56.5% of Power Shots on N'Dam Felix Verdejo Ring Return Targeted For January, Says Manager Promoter: I Want To Match Andrade Against Elite at 160 - ASAP! Schaefer: If U.S. Networks Aren't Interested in WBSS, So Be It Dorticos: All Gassiev Did Was Beat 'Old' Opponent in Wlodarczyk Photos: Ryota Murata Gets Revenge, Stops Hassan N'Dam Denis Lebedev: I Think Yunier Dorticos Will Beat Murat Gassiev Maliek, Mikhail and Michael Jr. Montgomery Get KO Wins Juho Haapoja Loses EU Title, Announces His Retirement
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement