THE REST — 10 May 2012
Lamont Peterson – Amir Khan Rematch Canceled

Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan fought a few months ago in Washington, D.C. and ended in what some would call a controversial manner. They were set to have a junior-welterweight title rematch next Saturday, May 19 in Vegas, but that bout was just cancelled by Golden Boy Promotions because of Peterson’s positive test for testosterone. From the LA Times

“It’s unfair to the public, HBO and the hotel [Mandalay Bay],” said Golden Boy Chief Executive Richard Schaefer, whose decision came after he was informed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that it would conduct a special session Tuesday to weigh Peterson’s licensing.

Peterson said he had a therapeutic reason for using testosterone beginning in November, but he never told the testing agency, and Schaefer said he will now seek to have Peterson’s controversial, narrow decision victory over Khan in December ruled a no-contest. Khan will discuss his future with Schaefer on Thursday.

 

 

Following this cancellation, Amir Khan too to Twitter to let everyone know how he feels about it:

The fight is off! sorry everyone the only person to blame is @kingpete26 I’ll be looking for a opponent to fight June 30th

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