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 Last update:  10/10/2011       Read more by Chris LaBate         
   
Roach: Peterson is Tough For Khan, Mayweather is Next
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By Chris LaBate

Trainer Freddie Roach expects a very tough challenger from Lamont Peterson (29-1-1, 15 KOs), who faces one of Roach’s star fighters, IBF/WBA junior welterweight champion Amir Khan (26-1, 18 KOs), on December 10th in Washington, DC. Roach did some work with Peterson not long ago, and he was impressed with Peterson's speed and power.

During the last few weeks, Roach has heard the rumblings about a possible 2012 showdown between Khan and WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Roach is confident that Khan can beat Mayweather right now. The veteran trainer was hoping that another one of his fighters, Manny Pacquiao, would get to Mayweather first. But, Roach has a feeling Khan is going to get there before Pacquiao. Should Khan defeat Peterson, then Roach is going to push for his boxer to secure the Mayweather fight in 2012.

“I know there has been a lot of talk about another of my fighters, Amir, fighting Mayweather,” said Roach to reporter Joaquin Henson. “We’ve got Peterson first and funnily enough, I was just in the Olympic training camp with him. It was kind of a mistake but we did a rotation workout and Peterson ended up in my rotation and after two rounds, his trainer found out and pulled him out.

"He has a good style and is very physical so we have a tough fight ahead of us. But after Peterson, we will go after Mayweather. I love that fight, I was hoping Manny would get there first but I know both my fighters can beat him so I have no worries.”

Tags: Amir Khan , Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Khan vs Peterson , Khan-Peterson , Lamont Peterson , Mayweather-Khan , Mayweather vs Khan


 

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comment by supremelygifted, on 10-13-2011
[QUOTE=Check_hooks]I've been sayin that Khan could beat floyds ass right now today, with no trainin or nothing. And after seeing Ortiz win 3 outta 4 rounds against floyd it couldn't be more clear.[/QUOTE] LMFAO!!!! No training ? You saw Ortiz win 3 out of 4 rounds? LMFAO! Wow! ....just wow!

comment by mcotto1014, on 10-11-2011
[QUOTE=Check_hooks]I've been sayin that Khan could beat floyds ass right now today, with no trainin or nothing. And after seeing Ortiz win 3 outta 4 rounds against floyd it couldn't be more clear.[/QUOTE] And what 3 rounds did he win??? Were you watching the fight or just praying Floyd los...

comment by Fighting Pride, on 10-11-2011
When will people realise Floyd vs Khan has pretty much already been made? They both have the same promoter (Floyd is listed as a GBP fighter on their site), and Golden Boy have wanted this fight and talked it up long before Floyd-Ortiz happened. All Khan has to do is win and it will happen. ...

comment by kfcfloydiots, on 10-10-2011
Mayweather is on PED's!

comment by spoonwars, on 10-10-2011
[QUOTE=-Kev-]I think he's being lined up to fight Matthew Hatton and a big Brit showdown with Kell Brook. As this happens, Floyd gets closer to 36 years old, and Khan's chances of beating him increases due to Floyd's old age. This is exactly what Khan wants, he's made it no secret that he wants t...

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