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I must be honest, I almost didn't give Peterson a chance after the fight was announced this summer, but Im sure his motivation is through the roof at this point. He's fighting in his hometown, and it appears that he's been severely overlooked, which is a MAJOR motivational factor. I mean damn, Khan is babbling about who's he wants next, and the winner of whoever, blah, blah, blah. Peterson could very well be the guy to fuck up Khan's little plans in his hello kitty planner.
Peterson really has nothing to lose, and most viewers (the unqualified ones), are already giving the fight to Khan. After I saw what I saw on Saturday night (JMM/Pac), anything is possible. Im looking at how Peterson withstood Ortiz's shit, and fought all the way back to a draw. His power isn't the topic of discussion, which is probably why people wont give him a chance. My point is, as long as he has 1 or more KO wins on his record, then he's very much capable of producing one. Hell, Malignaggi almost knocked Diaz out in their rematch, and we all know Paulie punching power is as soft as a baby's butt.
The thing is, Peterson needs to find a way to cut the ring off, so Khan wont have the opportunity to circle him...like he always does his opponents. Head movement is also a big key factor for Peterson, because we all know Khan throws 3-4 punches at once, then moves out. No one can question Peterson's technique, but he has to either be quick or find a way to turn Khan in order to neutralize his offense, and execute his shit as quick and precisely as possible. Peterson's biggest mistake would be to stand there in all hopes of trading with Khan, and end up with a busted up face and low punch output...or possibly finishing the fight on his back.
Oh yeah...I hate Anthony Peterson!