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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 that the fight, which was scheduled to take place May 19 in Las Vegas, was officially off.
Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer had earlier confirmed to USA Today that Peterson was not granted a boxing license and Britain's Khan also tweeted that there would be no bout.
"The fight is off! sorry everyone the only person to blame is @kingpete26 [Peterson]. I'll be looking for an opponent to fight June 30th."
In December, Peterson won the WBA and IBF light welterweight titles in a controversial split decision against Khan in his hometown of Washington, D.C.
Khan was docked points for pushing during the fight, and questions were raised about judge George Hill's scoring.
According to USA Today, Peterson is likely to be stripped of the titles and Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said he hoped the organizations would "do the right thing" by declaring the December fight a no-contest and returning the belts to Khan.
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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...
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 next week could be in jeopardy after the American tested positive for a banned substance.
The unified junior welterweight titleholder, 28, reportedly tested positive for synthetic testosterone following a random test in March.
Peterson himself asked British boxer Khan to undergo random blood and urine testing...
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...
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.
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A Nevada regulator says boxer Lamont Peterson failed a drug test, and a May 19 rematch in Las Vegas against former title holder Amir Khan is in doubt.
Nevada Athletic Commission executive Keith Kizer tells The Associated Press that he learned Monday that the WBA (super) and IBF light welterweight champion tested unacceptably high for synthetic testosterone in a urine test administered...
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...
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...
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 [...]
While the boxing world is still taking in the aftermath of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto fight, there has been some big news over the past day across several different fronts. Most notably, it has come out that Lamont Peterson failed a pre-fight drug test several months ago, testing positive for synthetic testosterone, and also that David Haye and Dereck Chisora will fight...
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...