Peterson v Khan Hype May 19th Rematch: Three City Tour Planned

Up and coming boxers, Lamaont 'Havoc' Peterson and Amir 'King' Khan plan to promote their fight rematch starting this Tuesday, March 13th in Amir Khan's hometown of London England at the Hilton London Metropole before the pair come to the Nation's Capital on Thursday, March 15 with a 12:30 presser at the W Hotel, the initial venue for last year's standing-room only media filled press conference that laid the ground work for the highly anticipated bout between the two fighters. The promotional tour culminates in LA at the famed Grammy Museum at 1:oo pm.

Peterson vs. Khan II will be a 12-round Unified Super Lightweight World Title Fight for Peterson’s WBA World Super Championship and IBF World Championship taking place Saturday, May 19 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in the boxer's paradise, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Their first fight was a pitched and close battle considered by most boxing experts to be a “Fight of the Year” candidate. It was a classic battle of contrasting styles with Peterson brawling and banging while Khan used his lightning quick speed and boxing ability. The deduction of two points from Khan by the referee for a seldom-called foul (pushing) proved to be the difference in the outcome of the close fight, leading to questions being raised as to who actually deserved to win the decision. Khan immediately filed multiple protests following the fight, much to the ire of Peterson who felt Khan’s actions tainted his victory and were an act of disrespect.

“I’m delighted that I have finally been given the chance to avenge the result of my last fight,” said Khan (26-2, 18 KO’s). “It’s clear I wasn’t happy with what went on in the previous fight, but that takes nothing away from how Lamont Peterson fought. He showed tremendous heart that night, but now I have the chance to prove once and for all that I’m the very best in the division. I’m going to take care of business inside the ring and this fight is going to be just as exciting as the last one. The only difference is going to be in the outcome.”

On May 19, the fighters will have the opportunity to settle the score on neutral ground territory.

"I’m happy with the terms of the fight", said Peterson. "It’s at a neutral site and, when I beat him this time, he won’t have anything to complain about.”

The fight will be telecast live on HBO World Championship Boxing at 10:45 p.m. ET/7:45 p.m. PT in the United States and live on Sky in the United Kingdom.

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