Amir Khan is 1/4 in the boxing odds to exact revenge on Lamont Peterson should the pair step back into the ring again in 2012.
Khan controversially lost his WBA and IBF light welterweight titles to Peterson last month and was quick to lodge a protest questioning the performance of referee Joe Cooper and some possible interference with the ringside officials.
WBA vice president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza has now explained that his organisation have ordered a rematch to take place, with both parties having until February 3rd to agree terms.
However, the IBF have yet to take their stance and this could be all important in whether a rematch will in fact be negotiated.
If the IBF throw out Khan’s protest, Peterson may opt to relinquish his WBA title and continue his chase of a mega-money pay deal with Manny Pacquiao later this year.
This move would also potentially allow Khan to keep pushing Floyd Mayweather for his own major encounter later in 2012.
But with Khan wanting the chance to put things right against Peterson and the American coming across as a respectable fighter, there is every reason to suggest that a rematch will be negotiated.
Khan did not look like knocking out Peterson in their first fight so fans of the Brit may want to take the early 11/8 on offer for him to triumph by decision in the rematch.
Peterson will not underestimate Khan and he will also want to take advantage of the opportunity to beat Khan fair and square to boost his own credentials.
It is 3/1 that Peterson defeats Khan for a second time and 6/1 that he wins on points again.
Furthermore, it is 4/5 that the second fight matches the first and the result is still undecided after 12 rounds of action.