Posted March 13, 2012 on
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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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Lamont Peterson says he's "ready to die" in the ring to defend his WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles against British challenger Amir Khan in a rematch of their disputed fight last year.
Khan lost both belts in a split-decision loss to the American on Dec. 10. But he complained about the referee's decision to deduct two points for pushing and the presence of...
Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson’s rematch has been scheduled to take place in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay on 19 May. The rematch was ordered by the WBA after their controversial bout in Washington ended in favour of Peterson last year in which Khan lost IBF and WBA light-welterweight titles.
With about two months to go for the bout, already a battle of words have began between...
The three-city, two-country press conference tour for the Lamont Peterson vs. Amir Khan II fight got underway yesterday, March 13th, with the London press conference. It was the first time for both Khan and Peterson to be in the same place publicly since their first fight and the controversy which resulted, and both men had plenty to say. Right here, you can find a collection of...