The May 19 rematch between Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan is reportedly in jeopardy. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
Boxing journalist Ron Lewis of The Times tweets this evening that there is possible trouble for the May 19 rematch between Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan, but didn't have any details as of now:
"Khan-Peterson in trouble. I understand there's a problem with Peterson. Next 24 hours crucial."
The first guess, obviously, is an injury suffered in training. Usually when those come up, the fighter sees a doctor to get the prognosis, and 24 hours is generally when we find out anything major.
It would be a big blow to the schedule for boxing fans, for both fighters, and for HBO, who don't have another fight until the June 9 pay-per-view show featuring Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley. The first Peterson-Khan fight drew considerable interest for a fight on that level, and the rematch is highly-anticipated.
Here's what The Sun has, apart from their usual overly dramatic headline:
A source close to the Khan camp said: "Amir would be gutted for [his fans] if it is off. Everything is up in the air and Amir is just hoping it can be resolved as he knew he was going to regain his belts in spectacular fashion."
We'll have more as soon as anything comes up, good or bad. Cross your fingers and hope for good, but where there's smoke in these instances, there is usually fire.