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As you all heard this Thursday, Carl Peterson failed his drug test for steroids, which cancels his upcoming fight against Amir Khan.
Khan showed his frustration, as he tells the Daily Mail
: 'My first reaction was to say I would fight him anyway,' he said. 'Not that my father or my team would have let me, but I have put so much work into getting into the best shape I've ever been 10 days before a fight that I just wanted to go ahead and beat him no matter what he was taking. But I also felt terrible for all my fans back home who had saved up and spent good money on booking their trips to Vegas.
'Now I realize the danger I was in at the original fight. Peterson could have seriously damaged me. He could also have destroyed his own life. Because he was juiced up he took more punishment than was good for him and I don't think he's ever going to recover fully from an eye injury he sustained that night.
'He just wanted to win no matter what it took. And all he's done is ruined himself. He would have made a life-changing $1.6million from this fight. Now he's getting nothing - and I think he's finished at 28.
'I certainly hope he is punished hard. He had no respect for me as a fellow fighter, for himself or for boxing.'
Clearly, Khan isn't happy with Peterson's decision. Would have been a great fight to watch, but Peterson was just juiced up.
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Golden Boy Promotions says Amir Khan's rematch against Lamont Peterson has been canceled because of Peterson's failed drug test.
The promoter announced on Wednesday on its website that Khan's bout against the WBA and IBF junior welterweight champion scheduled for May 19 in Las Vegas has been called off.
The Nevada Athletic Commission had said the fight was in doubt...
The highly-anticipated rematch between Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan has been canceled after the American tested positive for a banned substance.
Peterson, the unified light welterweight titleholder, tested positive for synthetic testosterone following a random test in March. He had undergone testosterone therapy for low levels in November.
Golden Boy Promotions announced Wednesday...
Obviously the boxing world has been pretty upset at the cancellation of the upcoming Amir Khan vs. Lamont Peterson rematch. Word officially broke of the cancellation last night, and we've already seen a statement from Team Peterson on the ruling. Now, here's Amir Khan reaching out to his fans with a statement.
No one was more shocked and upset by the cancellation...
A failed pre-fight drug test administered by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA), coupled with the Nevada State Athletic Commission's (NSAC) legal inability to hold a formal hearing on the matter of licensing Lamont Peterson for his Saturday, May 19 rematch against Amir Khan until Tuesday, May 15, has forced the cancellation of the event.
Credit: Gene Blevins...
Statement from the Team of Lamont Peterson on the Cancellation of Peterson vs. Khan II
IBF and WBA Light Welterweight Champion Lamont Peterson’s team issued the following statement in response to the cancellation of the Peterson vs. Khan II rematch:
Team Peterson is very disappointed and distraught by the decision to cancel the May 19th rematch against Amir Khan. This is an extremely...