Lamont Peterson vs. Amir Khan Fight Canceled After Peterson's Failed Drug Test | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline

Lamont Peterson vs. Amir Khan Fight Canceled After Peterson’s Failed Drug Test

by Robert Littal | Posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
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Peterson just cost himself the biggest payday of his career, his titles and reputation.

Don’t know what else to say. He claims it was just a simple mistake, but if that was the case why did they try to hide it from Golden Boy?

Sounds suspect and at this point it doesn’t matter cause the fight is off.

The rematch between unified junior welterweight titlist Lamont Peterson and former titleholder Amir Khan was canceled on Wednesday night after it was revealed earlier in the week that Peterson failed a random urine test.

Peterson and Khan were due to meet in a major HBO “World Championship Boxing” main event on May 19 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, six months after their epic first encounter, in which Peterson won a controversial split decision in his hometown of Washington, D.C., to take a pair of world title belts from England’s Khan.

Peterson (30-1-1, 15 KOs) initially denied he had taken synthetic testosterone when his “A” sample tested positive April 12. After the “B” sample also tested positive May 3, Peterson said he had taken testosterone pellets under a doctor’s supervision — at a clinic in Las Vegas — because he suffered from fatigue and had difficulty concentrating.

According to letters from doctors that Fried submitted to the NSAC, and obtained by ESPN.com., Peterson was diagnosed with abnormally low testosterone levels.

Taking the substance is a violation in Nevada, according to Kizer. Taking a substance for medical reasons and not disclosing it is also a violation under Nevada rules.

“There’s no question about it that Peterson was injected or inserted with testosterone pellets,” Schaefer said. “They don’t deny it, but it raised a lot of questions. He trains in Washington, D.C., so why would he go to Las Vegas to a little clinic which the Nevada commission never even heard of and get tested because you feel you’re tired? Aren’t there better places in Washington, D.C., which has a lot of great hospitals, to do that?”

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