Amir Khan's controversial loss to Lamont Peterson in an IBF and WBA light welterweight title bout at the Washington Convention Center on Saturday night has apparently foiled his plans to eventually move up weight classes. Before the fight, Khan announced that if he won, he would move up to 147 pounds and potentially even fight Miguel Cotto. But with the loss, it appears Khan will stay right where he is right now.
As he said in his post-fight press conference, he has no plans of moving up until he can get a rematch against Peterson. Via ESPN's Dan Rafael:
Khan said plans for 147 on hold until after the rematch
Khan's defeat came in large part because he received two point penalties for pushing Peterson. Khan protested the penalties by saying Peterson lowered his head so much that it made it impossible for him to do otherwise.
For his part, Peterson said he'd be happy to fight again in Khan's native United Kingdom.
For more on the Khan vs. Peterson fight, including live results throughout the bout, visit this StoryStream, Bad Left Hook and MMA Nation.