Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/28/14

CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 27: Rock Allen of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania lands a punch in his light welterweight (141lbs) match against Lamont Peterson of Washington, D.C. during the 2004 Olympic Box-Offs at the Cleveland Convocation Center February 27, 2004 in Cleveland, Ohio. With the victory, Allen qualifies for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Lamont Peterson's camp says it has submitted an appeal to the WBA asking it to overturn a decision to order a rematch against Amir Khan. Peterson's management team dismissed rumors that it has already held negotiations about another bout with Khan, who has protested the split-decision loss in their Dec. 10 fight. The statement says Peterson's camp is ''confident that the WBA will overturn its decision mandating an immediate rematch and recognize Lamont Peterson as the true and final WBA Jr. Welterweight World Champion.'' While the WBA granted a rematch last week, Khan withdrew his IBF appeal on Tuesday because of what his promoter described as fears that he wouldn't receive a fair hearing. The Peterson camp's statement described the withdrawal of the appeal ''as a form of vindication.''
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