Amir Khan calls for overturned score

Amir Khan
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Amir Khan admits that he is looking into getting the defeat against Lamont Peterson overturned, but insists that a rematch is still on the cards.

Amir Khan has revealed that he is attempting to get the defeat against Lamont Peterson overturned following a controversial split decision by referees.

The British boxer was angered by the shock defeat in Washington DC, claiming that the referees made a "disgusting decision".

"We are trying to get the result overturned, if not then a rematch is going to happen," said Khan. "Even if the result does get turned over, I would still give Lamont Peterson a deserved rematch.

"We'll do it somewhere neutral, not in DC or in the UK. Somewhere like Las Vegas where it will be neutral judging and a neutral referee."

Khan, who relinquished his WBA and IBF light-welterweight belts to Peterson, was hit with two penalty points during the bout.

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