Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/23/14

CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 27: Rock Allen of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania lands a punch in his light welterweight (141lbs) match against Lamont Peterson of Washington, D.C. during the 2004 Olympic Box-Offs at the Cleveland Convocation Center February 27, 2004 in Cleveland, Ohio. With the victory, Allen qualifies for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Lamont Peterson says he is ''ready to die in the ring'' when he defends his WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles against British challenger Amir Khan in Las Vegas on May 19 in a rematch of their hotly disputed fight last year. Khan lost both belts in a split-decision loss to the American on Dec. 10, but complained about the referee's decision to deduct him two points for pushing and the presence of an unauthorized man at ringside seen distracting an official. Peterson says Khan's complaints took the shine off his victory and his opponent ''has to accept he's not the champ anymore.'' The American says ''the reason I decided to take the rematch wasn't because I wanted to prove myself again to anyone.''
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