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Sugar Ray: Khan Needs To Be More Aggressive, Active

By Edward Chaykovsky

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard spoke with Sky Sports about the upcoming rematch between junior welterweights Amir Khan (26-2, 18KOs) and Lamont Peterson (30-1-1, 15KOs).

Last December, Peterson scored one of the biggest upsets of 2011 with a twelve round split decision over Khan to capture the IBF/WBA titles. The rematch is set for May 19th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

In order to win, Leonard says Khan would have to be more aggressive and more active in the fight - but he also expects a much tougher Peterson in the rematch.

"I thought it was a fight that could have gone either way. First off, it was a fight where everyone thought Khan would win easily, I did too. But the fight became closer than we expected. [Khan] needs to be more aggressive and more active," Leonard said.

"Khan is so talented. I was so impressed with his artillery. He has the whole package. First of all he can fight, he's a good looking kid. He has it all, but has to put it to use. Peterson will be tougher now because he's gained a little more confidence. I think it will be a better fight, a more action packed fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JK1700 on 04-15-2012

What Khan really needs to do is leave Freddie Roach and get with a trainer that will teach him more than one style. Under Roach, he fights like an amatuer, just like Pacquiao. Peterson will beat him again simply because…

Comment by 1q3er5 on 04-15-2012

[QUOTE=Illdil;11987368]Khan is too far gone too change hes fighting ways..he should have started those things when he was a amature..Khan only has speed thats it..once someone closes the distance he is done for he cant fight on the inside nor…

Comment by DoomCity202 on 04-10-2012

More heart you say?

Comment by Thread Stealer on 04-09-2012

Just because Ray is a legend, it doesn't mean he's always going to be spot on with his analysis. Eddie Futch was one of the greatest trainers ever and he made some pretty bad predictions. Muhammad Ali picked Michael Spinks…

Comment by bigcursedawg on 04-09-2012

[QUOTE=Ringlife;11987147]I can't wait for this fight. I have a feeling this fight is going to end an a knockout.[/QUOTE] Me too Im planning on going to this one. But I expect this fight to go the distance again this time.…

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