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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 in the lead-up to their HBO-screened fight May 19, ESPN reported.
The Las Vegas-based Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) was contracted to carry out the checks.
Jeff Fried, Peterson's attorney, acknowledged the positive test Monday night.
"We have tremendous respect for VADA and its mission. Lamont, [trainer/manager] Barry [Hunter] and the entire team emphatically support random drug testing in the most comprehensive manner possible," Fried said. "We are working expeditiously with a team of pathologists and other medical specialists to confirm the origin of the test result and in full compliance with the rules of the Nevada Athletic Commission."
He added, "Lamont has never had a positive test either before or after this isolated occurrence, and we plan to submit the medical findings by close of business Tuesday reflecting the actual facts in support of Lamont's good-faith intentions and the requirements of the commission."
In December, Peterson won 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.
There was also controversy over a ringside "mystery man," who later turned out to be IBF-affiliated Mustafa Ameen.
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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...
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...
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...
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.
Credit: Gene Blevins...
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...
In a few short weeks, the rematch between Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan will take place. Right here, we have a handful of special Khan vs. Peterson II video clips, including an official fight preview from HBO Boxing, and an Amir Khan Greatest Hits highlights video, featuring some of his best and most memorable moments on the big stage. Take a look and enjoy.
Peterson vs. Khan II...
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 [...]
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...
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...