Amir Khan is the favorite to defend his IBF and WBA welterweight titles against challenger Lamont Peterson when the two square off at the D.C. Convention Center on Saturday night. Khan has defeated a lot of challengers already, and in an interview with Luke Thomas of MMA Nation, he said he plans on moving up weight classes if he wins the fight against Peterson.
"Yeah," he said when asked if this was his last fight at 140 pounds. "There are no more tests at this weight. We've proven that we're the best in this division. Hopefully, we can get past Lamont Peterson."
Khan also said that he would like to move up to 147 pounds and fight Miguel Cotto if he is able to win this fight against Peterson. For his part, Peterson sounded confident that he could go one further than Marcos Maidana did against Khan a year ago. Maidana had him on the ropes, but couldn't finish the job and Khan won in a unanimous decision.
"I would do the same exact thing he was doing, but I will try to fight with more energy," Peterson said. "I'll lay it all on the line. I won't try and hold it and say, 'Maybe if I don't get him out of there, I have the 12th round to worry about.' I'm going to try to end it right there."