Amir Khan world light-welterweight title rematch off after American Lamont Peterson failed drug test

May 10th, 20124:58 am @


Peterson could even be stripped of the WBA and IBF light-welterweight belts,
given that he has admitted he was taking a course of TRT prior to the world
title fight with Khan on Dec 10.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission, which is responsible for the conduct of
the promotion, took submissions from Peterson’s legal advisers before
delivering a judgment, late on Wednesday night.

“Unless there’s some real obvious and legitimate reason for the positive
test, he’s not fighting,” NSAC’s executive director Keith Kizer had

Kizer explained he was told by Peterson’s attorney Jeff Fried that the fighter
tested positive for surgically implanted “testosterone pellets”.

Kizer told “Jeff Fried said that it was testosterone pellets.
What I understand that to be, although I’m not a doctor, is that it’s almost
like a semi-solid that you kind of put underneath of your armpit, and then
the heat of your body kind of allows it to soak into your glands.”

“It’s not something that he took orally. He said that they used it for
the first Khan fight, and I’ve been told by Jeff Fried that he hasn’t taken
any more of it since the Khan fight in December. So that opens up a whole
other question about whether the D.C. commission should overturn that
decision. That would certainly be grounds here, if that first fight had been

The development will cause concern for Khan and the promoter Golden Boy as
there are an estimated 4,000 British fans who have booked flights, hotels
and fight tickets to support Khan as he seeks to reclaim the WBA and IBF
light-welterweight belts lost in a controversial fight to Peterson in
Washington on Dec 10 last year.

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