• Amir Khan v Lamont Peterson

Khan can definitely have rematch - Peterson

ESPN staff
December 11, 2011 « Khan blasts ref after controversial Peterson loss | Chartbeat test »

New WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion Lamont Peterson is ready to grant Amir Khan his request for a rematch following their dramatic battle in Washington on Saturday.

Peterson, fighting in his native Washington, was awarded a split points decision by the judges after Khan was deducted two points for pushing by referee Joe Cooper.

It was a remarkable comeback from Peterson considering he was on the floor twice in the opening round - although only one of those was ruled a legitimate knockdown.

"I was the big underdog - a lot of people thought Khan was going to win," Peterson said. "Early on they were probably saying it again, but I'm not going to lay down for anyone, I'll fight the whole way through. I would definitely give him a rematch - he gave me a chance to fight for a world title, why not? It was a good fight, I'm pretty sure everyone enjoyed it and I don't mind doing it again."

Khan was critical of Cooper after his defeat, saying "it was like I was against two people in there".

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