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Amir Khan: Victor Ortiz is an Ideal Fight For Me at 147

By Osman Rodriguez

Former champion Amir Khan (26-2, 18KOs) is giving WBA/IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (30-1, 15KOs) "two to three days" to accept a lucrative rematch offer. If Peterson rejects the offer of $1.5 million dollars, with a 50/50 split on the worldwide revenues, Khan will move forward with a new championship campaign at 147-pounds.

One possible option for Khan, is former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz. Both fighters are promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. Ortiz was scheduled to face Andre Berto next Saturday night in Las Vegas, but Berto suffered a bicep injury on Monday and withdrew from the contest.

Khan has a history with Ortiz, as they fought in the amateurs.

"I fought him as an amateur, 16 or 17 [years-old] I was. We were young then. He was the champion of America and going to the qualifications for the Olympics. I fought him just before that and I stopped him in the second round. The score was like 22-2, [they stopped it on] the twenty point rule. As a pro he developed so much power, speed and he's come on a lot. It would be a fight that I would take. I wouldn't say no to it. When we were at 140, we were looking at fighting each other then. At 147, definitely, I think it would be an ideal fight for me. He did beat Berto and I just heard that his rematch with Berto was called off. Maybe my next fight could be against him, who knows," Khan said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 06-25-2012

[QUOTE=AndNewChampion;12278462]Yes and logic says when Ortiz gets hit, he drops or gives up. He once showed heart which was Berto. Khan hits faster and nearly as hard than anyone Ortiz has faced. His footwork isn't the best but he has…

Comment by DARKSEID on 06-25-2012

Now that Ortiz is exposed he's an ideal fight for khan :nonono:

Comment by IronDanHamza on 06-25-2012

Outside of a solid shot, Khan wins easily. Probably makes him quit.

Comment by LeG00N on 06-25-2012

Ortiz would obliterate Khan

Comment by AndNewChampion on 06-25-2012

[QUOTE=gmc_rfc_06;12278454]Common sense says Khan will get hit with them; his defence is atrocious. The slow, plodding Maidana was hitting him without much trouble, Peterson hit him with no problems...Ortiz for his many flaws and lack of heart can actually take…

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