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.