Having continually campaigned since his upset loss in December, Amir Khan will finally get his rematch with Lamont Peterson.
Khan lost a close split decision to Peterson in Peterson’s home town of Washington after twice having points deducted by referee Joseph Cooper for pushing, and Team Khan called further foul play when a mystery man in a black hat was seen interfering with the judges and their scorecards.
The man was later revealed to be an IBF helper called Mustafa Ameen and no foul play was found to have taken place.
After appeals and counter appeals no rematch was announced but it appears that Khan will finally get his wish on May 19th in Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay.
Golden Boy Promotion’s CEO Richard Schaefer told Sky Sports News:
“We have a deal, we are all set.
“This is going to be a big fight, and I mean a very, very big fight.
“The first fight was a terrific, all-action fight. There was a lot of controversy and questions surrounding this fight.
“This one will hopefully clear up all these question marks. It’s is going to be a big, big night for boxing.
“I’m happy that Lamont Peterson realised this is the fight the world of boxing wants.
“Irrespective of weight class, these two guys fighting each other again is going to be one of the biggest fights in any weight class which can be made.”
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