Thursday, February 09, 2012

Peterson-Khan Rematch Set For May 19 in Las Vegas!

ESPN.com's  Dan Rafael is reporting that there is a signed contract for a rematch between WBA/IBF Super Lightweight champion Lamont Peterson and former champ Amir Khan.

The bout will be held on Saturday, May 19 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

The bout will be the headline contest on an edition of HBO's World Championship Boxing. Attorney Jeff Fried, who represents Peterson and Barry Hunter, Peterson's trainer/manager and father figure, told ESPN.com on Thursday after the deal had been signed.

"It was challenging for a variety of reasons, including some of the post-fight antics undertaken by Khan. But at the end of the day, Lamont and Barry had a singular focus on what is in the best interest in Lamont Peterson and his family, and that is what drove this deal getting done."

"There was a lot of back and forth, but it all ended good in getting this fight done," said Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer. "I think it's one of the most anticipated rematches. It's the right fight for Lamont and the right fight for Amir, and I'm really excited both parties agreed to do this fight."

Rafael says Peterson accepted the deal from Golden Boy, which handles Khan, for the rematch even though Top Rank's Bob Arum had been wooing Peterson, a promotional free agent, for a fight with Juan Manuel Marquez, which he hoped to put on at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Peterson, who earned $650,000 for the first fight and rejected a $1 million offer for the rematch shortly after the first fight, will make "substantially more than $1 million," Fried said, although he did not divulge the terms.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

cool

TB said...

The last known offer to Peterson (30-1-1, 15 KO) for a rematch with Khan was $1.5 million and a 50-50 share of all revenues, including Khan's UK TV deal with Sky Sports. It's a great deal for Peterson, by far a career-best payday for him, and an opportunity to prove remaining skeptics wrong.

Jason said...

I'm rooting for Lamont to knock Khan's crybaby a$$ out this time so there will be no debate after the fight!

Anonymous said...

Wow thats cool! Finally Khan will put to rest that the dumb ass referee Joe Cooper and the Mystery Man were part of the conspiracy. Their BS aint gonna work on neautral grounds. That foo will be back on food stamps within a year after he gets robbed by all of his "friends" after this payday. Stupid monkeys never learn.

Peter Defreitas said...

The commenter immediately above is spineless, gutless, and yellow-bellied. Being a bigot is no way to go through life. There is one piece of good news for you, though: it's never too late to change.

Anonymous said...

Lamont is going to get knocked out this time. He look like a old beat up fighter just like cry Baby Jones Big time boxing will never come back to Dc to many fools there

Anonymous said...

Peter Defreitas would be one of the biggest crooks of them all, except...he's got a bunch of losers!!! You big mouthed faggot!

He Knows Who said...

Thats funny that Peter Defreitas is on here talkin $hit to or about anyone, from all the stuff I've heard about that jackoff, I'm suprised he would put his name on any comment. You know who this is to Peter, I'm still lookin for you and I'm gonna catch up to you one of these days.

Anonymous said...

Peter's girl sure is as wild one though. I know that first hand. WooHoo! Peter, when you leavin town again, I wanna tear that up again while youre away!

Scott Doncaster said...

Defreitas only stand up guy on this thread. Rest of you guys are pussies.

Anonymous said...

Scott and Peter are lovers! Faggots!

Anonymous said...

Just keep Joe Pooper Scooper and Chrissy Middendorfous away Lamont and you will be fine! oh that whack announcer, Are you ready to do this, then step in crap and smell this!

One love!

JR

ACW said...

JR, you're a dumbass.

Digital, this was in today's Post article about the rematch; you hear about this?

Included in the agreement for Khan-Peterson II is the stipulation Peterson’s next fight after May 19, regardless of opponent, will take place in the District, according to Jeff Fried, Peterson’s chief negotiator from Las Vegas.

Anonymous said...

Barry Hunter "Our preparation for this fight will be the same, it is going to be a hard fight and we will be ready for the challenge.”

You better step it up a level or two...you think Amir Khan's training is going to be the same, I doubt it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah punk ass bitches on this site always talking shit about this about that but you won't leave your name you must live in the mountains I'm on this mother f***** bitch is gay all you bitch mother f***** once again I want Jimmy Bitch Ass Lange or Bitch ass Talk to much Coley

Anonymous said...

Sugar Pooh

Sugah Poohs Mama said...

Thats funny, this stupid monkey bitchin bout people talkin shit then won't leave their name...and he does the same damn thing! Ha Ha!! STUPID MONKEY!

"Yeah punk ass bitches on this site always talking shit about this about that but you won't leave your name you must live in the mountains I'm on this mother f***** bitch is gay all you bitch mother f***** once again I want Jimmy Bitch Ass Lange or Bitch ass Talk to much Coley"

Anonymous said...

i think lamont is going to need world class sparring to get over this fight. someone with fast hands and years on them... good luck lamont we all need stick together as a city ....stop hating and help one another .... we are like crabs in the dmv

Anonymous said...

wtf??? crabs in the dmv??? uh...ok....whatever that means bro.

Gary Digital Williams said...

Crabs in a barrel tend to pull each other down. The poster sees the DMV as a large barrel of boxers and the boxers (and boxing fans) are pulling each other down instead of trying to help each other.

Does that help?

Anonymous said...

Great clarification Gary!