Khan: I won’t make the same mistakes twice

FORMER WBA and IBF light-welterweight king Amir Khan insists he will prove December’s defeat against Lamont Peterson was a one-off when the pair meet again in two month’s time.

The Bolton fighter admitted yesterday that he struggled to make the weight for the original bout in Washington which was shrouded in controversy. Khan aired concerns over points deductions by referee Joseph Cooper for pushing and also the role of ‘mystery man’ Mustafa Ameen at the ringside.

The pair face each other again on 19 May in Las Vegas and Khan claims he will return to the ring a more streetwise boxer.

“For this fight, we’re going to change a lot of things. I’ll train hard and am not going to make any mistakes at all,” said the 25-year-old.

“We’ll see a different Amir Khan for this fight. I’ll be explosive, as always, and maybe this fight can be one of the fights of the year too. This fight will be even tougher because we know what to expect from each other.”