It has been confirmed that Amir Khan will get his rematch against Lamont Peterson on May 19 in Las Vegas. Lamont Peterson beat Amir Khan back in December, under controversial circumstances, to take the World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) light welterweight titles from Amir. Khan appealed against the defeat and has now got the rematch that he wanted.
Golden Boy Promotions chief executive, Richard Schaefer explained, "We have a deal, we are all set. This is going to be a big, and I mean a very big fight. The first fight was a terrific fight, an all-action fight, a lot of controversy, a lot of questions surrounding it so this one here is hopefully going to clear up all these question marks."
The first fight ended with a points decision in favour of Lamont Peterson but Amir Khan had a number of complaints from the fight as a whole. Amir first complained that referee Joseph Cooper had treated him unfairly and then later complained about a “mystery man” who was interfering with the scoring at ringside. Amir Khan has now got his wish of a rematch with Lamont Peterson and he will need to put on a great performance to win over a lot of new critics.