Amir Khan’s rematch with Lamont Peterson has been called off following the American’s failed drugs test.
Peterson tested positive for synthetic testosterone after both fighters agreed to random testing before their 19 May light-welterweight bout in Las Vegas.
Continue reading the main story
“He did nothing wrong – we have no doubt that he will be vindicated”
Lamont Peterson’s team
WBA and IBF champion Peterson then gave a negative test, prompting his camp to appeal to the Nevada Athletics Commission for the fight to go ahead.
Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer – Khan’s promoter – confirmed earlier this week that Peterson tested positive from the A and B samples taken in March, but then gave a negative test in follow-up samples from 13 April.