Khan Claims To Have The Remedy For Peterson's Strategy

By Edward Chaykovsky

Former champion Amir Khan believes that he has the remedy to counter Lamont Peterson's effective strategy of staying close and fighting on the inside. Speaking to Ringside's Johnny Nelson, Khan explained some of the issues he encountered when Peterson captured the WBA/IBF junior welterweight titles with a twelve round split decision in December. The rematch is scheduled for May 19th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

"Lamont Peterson had a game-plan, which was to stay very close to me and stick to me. I couldn't get my punches away. I think he'll do the same thing. He'll probably want to stay in the pocket again, stay very close to me, working the inside for them looping big shots so what we need to do is maybe hit the angles. Maybe there will come times in the fight when we have to fight inside but mainly we want to be on the outside working long," Khan said.

If Peterson has Khan's back against on the wall, the British boxer plans to use uppercuts to counter Peterson's incoming charge.

"We're going to throw] a lot more uppercuts, we're going to work on the inside and also instead of standing there and taking the shots on the side when he throws a hook we're going to go under them shots and maybe work on the side and hit the angles."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 02-14-2012

[QUOTE=AdamantiumPI;11778664]Khan should watch the Cotto Margarito 2 fight. That's how you beat a pressure fighter.[/QUOTE] You do know Marga's eye was broke right??Cotto resorted back to going straight back,what ya have to understand is the fight game is about ya…

Comment by 915angel on 02-13-2012

dont trade with peterson! you have the skills to get the UD box for the win dont try and trade with peterson! and stop trynna be like pacquiao with the whole hand thing in the air! i have confidence khan…

Comment by AdamantiumPI on 02-13-2012

Khan should watch the Cotto Margarito 2 fight. That's how you beat a pressure fighter.

Comment by joesaiditstrue on 02-13-2012

[quote=bojangles1987;11778100]I guess Joe Frazier was the dirtiest fighter ever. He should have been disqualified in every fight.[/quote] damn bro, now you went and made him have to go google Joe Frazier! lol

Comment by joesaiditstrue on 02-13-2012


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