Amir Khan said he would have no qualms in fighting the fearsome Lucas Matthysse
Last Updated: 19/05/13 12:04pm
Amir Khan: Happy to share a ring with Lucas Matthysse
Amir Khan has said he would love to fight Lucas Matthysse after watching the Argentinian floor Lamont Peterson in Atlantic City.
Khan, like former conqueror Danny Garcia ringside for the fight at the Boardwalk Hall, is confident he could beat Matthysse in a clash in which many would predict only one possible outcome.
The Briton could be next in line to fight the winner of a Matthysse vs Garcia match-up pencilled in for September 7, and would be a willing challenger.
"I'd love to (fight Matthysse)," he told Sky Sports. "When (Marcos) Maidana was knocking everyone out I went in there and beat him. My style will suit Matthysse and I'd definitely go in with him.
"People talk about a glass chin, but Peterson got dropped by me, knocked out by Matthysse - does that mean he has a glass chin?
"The 140 division is the most exciting division and it's made me want to stay in it. I've said I'm going to move up to 147 but I've not made that move yet. I want to mix it with these guys."
Peterson remains the IBF light-welterweight champion because his belt was not on line but Khan predicts a long road back for the man who beat him in 2011 in a highly contentious points decision.
"I don't know how he got up from that shot, he showed a lot of guts," he added. "The referee should have stopped it.
"It's hard to see Peterson come back from a devastating knockout like that. You could see he was hurt badly."