Amir Khan touched down on home soil and immediately declared talks are underway to stage a rematch with Lamont Peterson to avenge his bitter world championship defeat in Washington.
The Bolton fighter landed at Heathrow still seething from his controversial split decision dethroning on Sunday morning which saw him lose his WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles.
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Subdued homecoming: Amir Khan arrives at Heathrow returning empty-handed following his controversial defeat to Lamont Peterson in Washington
Although no longer a champion in name, both organisations allowed the 24-year-old to keep his straps but he is already planning to get them back for good.
Let me at him: Khan wants revenge against Peterson
He posted on Twitter: 'Landed in uk safe and sound, still got the belts, the organisation let u keep them, rematch talks are happening. Thankyou for ur support [sic].'
Khan insists he will treat his defeat against Peterson as 'a learning curve' as he plots his revenge in 2012 - believed to be in March.
Khan blasted referee Joseph Cooper’s deduction of two points and there were also question marks raised over the judges scoring of the fight.
Khan’s team have submitted official complaints to the relevant authorities but such action is likely to prove immaterial, with a March 31 rematch in Las Vegas thought to be in the pipeline.
Khan, whose team claim they were told unofficially he had got the decision only for Peterson’s hand to be raised, has already bounced back from defeat in his career when Breidis Prescott blew him away in less than a minute three years ago. And he has vowed to do the same after suffering his second professional loss.
'This is all a learning curve,' said Khan. 'That’s just the character I am. I’ll come back stronger. Even Lamont was very shocked that he got the decision. I knew after the 12th round we had won the fight.
Man on a mission: Khan insists he will win his titles back after losing both his IBF and WBA straps
'But no excuses. People who were watching and who know what the fight was all about will know that I’ll come back stronger. That’s why I want the rematch straight away, just to prove to everyone.
'I’m here, I’m ready and I want my two titles back.
'Beating him will be great. He is the one now who will have to suffer. I’m going to work hard now and change things I did in the ring.'
Talks: Khan confirmed his team have enter discussions with Peterson's people in a bid to arrange a rematch in early 2012
He added: 'It’s about how you come back from these fights.
'I’m a warrior. I’m strong, I’m still young and I’ve got a lot left in me. This is what boxing is all about, it’s about how you come back.'
Khan acknowledges his team’s official complaints are likely to fall on deaf ears but has called for referee Cooper to be punished.
'I wouldn’t let him do a world title fight again,' he said.
Points of difference: The judges score card caused controversy in Washington
'He has refereed 44 out of 51 in Washington and he comes from the city.'
Another bone of contention for Khan and his advisors is the fact they heard he had won the decision on Saturday, only for Peterson’s hand to be raised in victory.
He said: 'One of the Golden Boy (Promotions) guys got the scoresheets and it said "Khan, Khan, Peterson’ and then the next thing it was "Peterson, Peterson, Khan".'