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Khan: I'd Love a Rematch With Danny Garcia, Peterson

By Edward Chaykovsky

British star Amir Khan (31-3, 19KOs) would love to redeem the worst period of his career, when he lost back to back fights to Lamont Peterson (33-31, 17KOs) and Danny Garcia (31-0, 18KOs) from 2011 to 2012.

Khan lost a close controversial twelve split round decision to Peterson. A rematch was set, but then canceled when Peterson failed a pre-fight drug test. Instead, Khan faced Garcia in a unification at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. After dominating the early action, he was caught on the chin and dropped hard in the third round. He never fully recovered and was dropped twice more in the fourth before fight was called off.

This past Saturday, Garcia moved up to Khan's current division of 147-pounds and stopped Paulie Malignaggi in nine rounds. Peterson is reportedly coming up in weight as well.

"Yes, 100 percent. I’d love to have a rematch with Garcia or Petersen. It won’t happen though. I would love it but when they’ve been sounded out about it I’ve had no response. Last few fights as well, Garcia’s not looked the fighter he once was. He was on fire a couple of years ago, beating myself, Zab Judah and Erik Morales but he’s struggled lately," Khan told Sport360.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by thack on 08-05-2015

[QUOTE=Box-Office;15942353]Of course. He should take on: Porter, Thurman or Danny Garcia. There has been numerous questions about him not facing a puncher, hence he should address that. I haven't mentioned Brook, because they're looking at for next summer cuz him…

Comment by Box-Office on 08-05-2015

[QUOTE=thack;15942338]B.O, I know you like me you love this sport but please be realistic ...lets have real decent banter....[B]all we want to see is Khan actually do something..would you not agree [/B]?[/QUOTE] Of course. He should take on: Porter, Thurman…

Comment by thack on 08-05-2015

[QUOTE=Box-Office;15941651]Brook should be rated higher than Khan at WW because he is a World champion. No doubt. I'm talking about rankings in general.[/QUOTE] B.O, I know you like me you love this sport but please be realistic ...lets have real…

Comment by Box-Office on 08-05-2015

[QUOTE=thack;15940448]But Brook is ranked higher than Con because he's world champion or do you not rate world champions .......so it is very likely....thanks for that ...:theyareon[/QUOTE] Brook should be rated higher than Khan at WW because he is a World…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 08-05-2015

[QUOTE=LacedUp;15940454]Brook doesnt need to do anything. He's a champion. What has Khan done at WW? Fighting The Collazo's and Algieri's of the world, still living off past accomplishments. They should have fought in June and the winner should have been…

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