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Amir Khan: No One Wants To Fight Me, I'm Going To 147!

By Mel "Sabaka" Ohlhoft

WBA/IBF junior welterweight champion Amir Khan is frustrated with his inability to secure opponents at 140-pounds. Khan is prepared to defend his titles, for what may be the last time at 140, against mandatory challenger Lamont Peterson on December 10th in the challenger's hometown of Washington. Because of his opponent struggles, Khan is making a sooner than expected move to the welterweight division.

“There’s no one out there who wants to fight me,” said Khan to The Bolton News. “I put the fight to Erik Morales and he turned it down, I put the fight to Bradley and he turned it down for a second time. The deals we were offering would’ve been the biggest pay days of their careers, so I’m going to move up to 147-pounds because I’m frustrated I can’t get any fights at this weight.”

Khan is expecting a very tough challenge from Peterson, who battled to a draw with former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz, and only suffered a single career defeat - to Khan's rival WBO champion Timothy Bradley.

“It will be explosive. He drew with Victor Ortiz and the only guy to beat him is Timothy Bradley, so it will be tough test but I’ve got the skills to beat him,” Khan said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mani1 on 10-05-2011

[QUOTE=micky1971;11254102]ark at this cunt, hes carrying on like hes some kind of...fvuk knows what? and already lookin past peterson whilst contradincting himself by saying hes not lookin past pete.....oh please. with only 20 odd fights and a ko loss within…

Comment by -Lowkey- on 10-05-2011

[QUOTE=lest26;11250088]Bradleys resume pisses all over Khans[/QUOTE] That is simply untrue.

Comment by Schmerzen on 10-05-2011

Floyd would end Khans career at 147 :D

Comment by Chunk.. on 10-05-2011

Khan's been fighting top 10 140 pounders since Kotilnek.

Comment by micky1971 on 10-05-2011

ark at this cunt, hes carrying on like hes some kind of...fvuk knows what? and already lookin past peterson whilst contradincting himself by saying hes not lookin past pete.....oh please. with only 20 odd fights and a ko loss within…

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