By Lem Satterfield
Junior welterweight contender Lamont Peterson (28-1-1, 14 KOs) of Washington, D.C., is still being considered as an April 16 opponent for WBA king Amir Khan (24-1, 17 KOs) of England, according to Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. Khan had recently voiced his complaints over Perterson's financial demands in the British press.
Schaefer says there are at least three to four possible candidates being discussed, and Peterson is still one of them. According to Khan, unbeaten British champ Paul McCloskey (22-0, 12KOs) is another possibility.
"Khan is definitely fighting in the United Kingdom on April 16, we don't have any update on any opponent yet. We're talking to three or four different opponents for Amir Khan, but I really don't want to disclose who those three or four possibilities are," said Schaefer.
"Lamont Peterson is still one of them, I can say that. But, we are determined to lock in the opponent next week. We're pretty close to getting this done. HBO is going to televise."
Lem Satterfield is the boxing editor at AOL FanHouse and the news editor at BoxingScene.com. To read more from Lem Satterfield, go to AOL FanHouse by Clicking Here.