LONDON (AP) -- British boxer Amir Khan is hoping to secure a rematch with Lamont Peterson after launching an appeal against the judges' scoring in his split-decision loss to the American in their light-welterweight title fight. "We'll find out in the next five to seven days if the decision is overturned," Khan told Sky Sports News on Thursday. "If that's the case, I will give him a rematch to settle the score." The 25-year-old Englishman lost his WBA and IBF titles in the defeat in Washington on Saturday after being deducted points on two occasions for pushing. International Boxing Federation President Daryl Peoples confirmed to The Associated Press that Khan's camp has also appealed against referee Joseph Cooper's decision to deduct points. "We have just asked Golden Boy Promotions for a DVD of the tape so I can review it with the Championships Chairman (Lindsey Tucker)," Peoples said.
Khan claimed the scorecards were changed before the results were read out by the ring announcer. "I got told I won the fight by someone at Golden Boy Promotions who had seen the scorecards, and (ring announcer) Michael Buffer said the same thing to me, before they were taken off him and changed," Khan said. "It's never taken so long after a fight." The 2004 Olympic silver medalist also said he only resorted to pushing Peterson because his opponent was constantly leading with his head. "Every time he came in with his head, the best thing was for me to push him away," Khan said. "In the rule book, there's no warning for pushing -- especially points deducted -- and I got two points deducted. "I was treated unfairly, and I'm sure we can get a rematch and we can have a neutral referee and neutral judges." Khan's second professional loss dealt a setback to his hopes of moving up to welterweight ahead of a potential fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr., the unbeaten WBC champion. "This has only put me back three to six months because hopefully I'll get the rematch with Peterson and beat him," Khan said. "Maybe it's happened for a reason. It's given me an extra fight, given me more experience and made me a lot wiser and I'll be a lot more mature when I fight Mayweather."