Found May 10, 2012 on Pro Boxing Fans:
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. Dear Fans, No one was more shocked and upset by the cancellation of next week's fight than me.  I had been training hard for almost eight weeks and was ready to put on a dazzling performance and win my belts back.  I know many of you purchased tickets for the fight and had planned to make the trip to Las Vegas next weekend.  For any inconvenience or hardship this cancellation has caused, I am truly sorry.  We're working hard to schedule my next fight for some time during the early summer in the States and hope that you can find a way to reschedule your arrangements and come out support me with the enthusiasm that you always do.  As you know, I always...

Khan promoter says Peterson rematch is off

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...

Fight between Khan, Peterson canceled

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...

Peterson lawyer fighting failed test

Lamont Peterson's lawyer is telling Nevada boxing regulators the champion fighter's failed doping test stemmed from an ''inadvertent'' failure to disclose medical treatment last November for low testosterone levels. In a letter obtained late Tuesday by The Associated Press, Peterson attorney Jeff Fried tells the Nevada Athletic Commission a doctor determined...

Peterson vs. Khan II cancelled after Peterson’s failed drug test

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...

Peterson to explain failed doping test

Lamont Peterson will try to explain to Nevada boxing regulators why he failed a doping test, prompting the cancellation of what would have been a rematch this Saturday against Amir Khan with Peterson's WBA and IBF junior welterweight titles at stake. Nevada Athletic Commission executive Keith Kizer said Wednesday that Peterson will appear before the commission the week of June...

Team Peterson statement: We are disapppointed and distraught at fight cancellation

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...

Peterson vs Kahn II Cancelled; Peterson tests positive for elevated testosterone

by Jorge Alarcon-Swaby The highly anticipated rematch between British Superstar Amir Khan (28-2) and American Welterweight Champion Lamont Peterson (29-1) has been cancelled after Peterson’s drug test results came back and elevated levels of testosterone were found. The bout was supposed to take place on May 19 in Las Vegas, but with the failed drug [...]

More Trying Times For Lamont Peterson And Boxing Fans With His Failed Drug Test

Living homeless in the Washington, D.C. streets as a child, with just his little brother as family, stealing food to eat... then rising to contender status as a junior welterweight boxer who fights on Showtime and HBO only to find you can't win "the big one" -- maybe that breeds the kind of desperation that would lead Lamont Peterson to take a banned substance, as Peterson...
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