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The WBA is reinstating British boxer Amir Khan as its junior welterweight champion, just in time for a 140-pound unification bout this weekend in Las Vegas with WBC champion Danny Garcia.
Nevada State Athletic Commission executive Keith Kizer said he learned Wednesday that Saturday's Khan-Garcia matchup at the Mandalay Bay Events Center will be a WBA-WBC unification fight.
The WBA announced Wednesday that Khan was being given back the crown he lost to Lamont Peterson in a disputed split decision last December in Washington, D.C.
Peterson later failed a doping test and a May rematch against Khan in Las Vegas was canceled.
Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer, who represents Khan, did not immediately respond Wednesday to a message from The Associated Press.
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