Bradley: Khan will be running like a chicken from Peterson
By William Mackay: WBO light welterweight champion Timothy Bradley is picking Lamont Peterson (30-1-1, 15 KO’s) to come out on top in his May 19th rematch with Amir Khan (26-2, 18 KO’s) at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bradley doesn’t see Khan doing anything different than he did in the first fight when he was beaten by a 12 round split decision on December 10th last year.
Bradley told fightsaga.com “Everybody already knows Khan’s game plan. Khan isn’t going to change. He’s going to pop in and try to brush him up with little flurries. Khan will be running around the ring like a chicken just like he did in the first fight, but it’ll be worse this time.”
I have to agree with Bradley here. I believe that Khan will initially attempt to battle Peterson in the first couple of rounds, but when things aren’t going any better than they did the last time he fought him, Khan will be off to the faces looking to save his hide by doing laps around the ring all night. Like in all of his fights, Khan will throw quick flurries to try and impress the judges but with most punches badly missing.
Bradley said “He [Peterson] is going to beat him up so bad.”
I believe Bradley is right. Khan is going to take a worse beating in this fight because Peterson already has figured out how to beat him, and when you have a rematch occurring within six months, Peterson snap back into the grove that he had in the first fight after he figured Khan out in the 4th round. It’s going to be much worse this time, though, because there won’t be a brief lull like there was last time while Peterson was shifting gears to catch Khan. He now will be in the attack mode and will go full throttle to batter and finish off Khan by the 6th or 7th round.
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