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.”