MOY JOY AT HIS TEEN CRACKERS
Khan predicts a Lam slam
AMIR KHAN seems certain to face Lamont Peterson in his final lightwelterweight contest later this year. The IBF and WBA champion
is moving up to welterweight next year, having beaten all the contenders willing to challenge him in the 10-stone division.
Detroit, Los Angeles and Las Vegas are on the short list to stage the December 10 battle against the American mandatory contender for his IBF belt.
Bolton’s Khan, 24, said: “I think it’s a good fight. Peterson is skilful and a good fighter. But I will leave the negotiations to Golden Boy Promotions.
“This will probably be my last fight at 140lb. Opponents are hard to get. We asked about Erik Morales and Timothy Bradley but they said no.
“Lamont is a credible opponent. He got a draw with Victor Ortiz, who is now fighting Mayweather.
“Now he’s my mandatory and it would be a good fight. He wants to fight and I am willing to fight him. “That’s probably the best fight for me before I move up to
welterweight.” EVERTON manager David Moyes admits he is having to construct a new side from resources within the cash-strapped club – but is pleased with the way it is shaping up.
Having sold Mikel Arteta, Jermaine Beckford and Ayegbeni Yakubu in the transfer window and allowed Joseph Yobo to go out on loan, the Scot was only able to bring in striker Denis Stracqualursi and winger Royston Drenthe on temporary deals.
That meant he has had to dip further into the pool of back-up players than he would have wanted.
But Moyes has been rewarded with some promising cameos from teenagers Ross Barkley Apostolos Vellios.
Barkley, 17, has impressed in all four matches so far while Vellios, 19, made his first appearance of the season – and only the fourth of his Everton career – as a substitute in the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa.
“I’m having to look to try to build a new side from what we’ve got, not necessarily with lots of new players,” said Moyes.
“I need to get myself in the right position in the league but also need to see where we can take it on and try to find the new Tim Cahills.”