Team Peterson: We Won't Be Bullied Into a Rematch

By Steve Lillis, courtesy of The Daily Star

AMIR KHAN faces being left in the wilderness after Lamont Peterson insisted he would not be bullied into a rematch. Team Khan have claimed a return will take place, but Peterson’s manager and trainer Barry Hunter says no deal has been struck.

Peterson, 27, is a free agent after snatching the Bolton boxer’s IBF and WBA light-welterweight titles at the weekend.

He has been offered a seven figure purse for a May 19 rematch in Los Angeles but is also weighing up a rematch with WBO titleholder Timothy Bradley, that only man to defeat him.

Hunter warned: “If it doesn’t make sense to me or Lamont, I don’t care what happens. I’m not going to let nobody bully us. I have got to do what is best and right for Lamont. Lamont said it best. A rematch has to make business sense.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 12-17-2011

[QUOTE=LeadUppercut;11572422]ummm..... not sure about that. When it became obvious that trading with Peterson was not working, he stopped, but I dunno if you can call that an adjustment..... more like, he stopped playing into Peterson's hands. When Peterson changed up…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 12-17-2011

[QUOTE=Dave Rado;11566551]His main adjustment was that he [B]started circling and trying to move in and out with fast combinations, and he stopped trying to put so much leverage into each punch. He also stopped the macho trading when cornered that…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 12-15-2011

[QUOTE=Dave Rado;11566551]His main adjustment was that he started circling and trying to move in and out with fast combinations, and he stopped trying to put so much leverage into each punch. He also stopped the macho trading when cornered that…

Comment by Dave Rado on 12-15-2011

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;11566528]I mean I guess,but tbh I really did not see much of an adjustment..Peterson slowed in the Championship rds imo(from chasing Khan around the ring undoubtedly)and Khan was able to shoot his punches again..But maybe your right and he did…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 12-15-2011

[QUOTE=Dave Rado;11566513]Actually Khan did adjust a lot during the Peterson fight. But (a) he waited too long before doing so (b) his basic defence is too weak, and especially he hasn't learned how to turn people and pivot on the…

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