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Peterson Passes on Marquez, Accepts Amir Khan Rematch

According to Amir Khan (26-2, 18 KOs), WBA/IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (30-1-1, 15 KOs) has accepted a rematch offer from Golden Boy Promotions, and the fight will take place on May 19th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Top Rank had offered Peterson a lucrative two-fight package, which included a July 14th title bout with Juan Manuel Marquez at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The WBA last month ordered a rematch after Peterson defeated Khan under controversial circumstances to win the WBA and IBF titles on December 10.

Khan announced the bout on Twitter, saying: "Big announcement. KHAN. Vs PETERSON May 19th, Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. At last I get the fight I deserve."

The 25-year-old complained to both the WBA, IBF and Washington DC commission after losing his light-welterweight titles to Peterson in his hometown.

He highlighted several grievances, chiefly referee Cooper's deduction of two points, the judges' scoring of the bout and the unexplained presence of 'mystery man' Mustafa Ameen at ringside.

Golden Boy chief executive Richard Schaefer revealed he had already sought guarantees over the security at ringside this time

He told Sky Sport News: "We have a deal, we are all set. This is going to be a big, and I mean a very big fight.

"The first fight was a terrific fight, an all-action fight, a lot of controversy, a lot of questions surrounding it so this one here is hopefully going to clear up all these question marks."

He added: "(Security) will be very tight and Las Vegas is probably the best commission in the world and I know they are going to make sure that everything is going to be totally above board.

"I've already had conversations with the Las Vegas commision to make sure that it is going to be absolutely neutral ground for both fighters.

"We won't see any men in hats sitting at the scorers' table."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 4Corners on 02-10-2012

Major props to Lamont for doing the right thing. Anyways, I got Khan in the rematch, by UD. Should have been that the first time. If Khan beats Lamont in the rematch, he needs to target the Berto-Ortiz II winner.

Comment by deejd on 02-10-2012

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;11765399]You have to be kidding,Witter was rank num 1 at 140lb Devon ranked num 2 at 140lb Holt ranked num 5 at 140lb...Three top 5 opponents,how many did Peterson beat??Not to mention Bradley beat(in dominate fashion I might add)Peterson..They are…

Comment by SuperPogi on 02-10-2012

Go get that money LP! :boxing: i got khan winning the rematch though. #paid.

Comment by Oxn on 02-10-2012

If all the fame recently havent gotten into Petersons head, and got soft. Then he should win again. Even though during fight night i had Amir up in a very close fight.

Comment by COACH WEBB on 02-10-2012

I like Peterson in the rematch.

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