Just weeks after Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson’s highly anticipated rematch was called off due to a failed drugs test another blockbuster return was thrown into jeopardy yesterday after it was revealed Andre Berto failed a drugs test.
Golden Boy Promotions has called off the eagerly anticipated rematch between Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson due to the US man’s failed drug test and the inability of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to rule on the matter quickly.
The blockbuster rematch between Amir Khan and WBA and IBF light-welterweight ruler Lamont Peterson rests in the hands of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) after the Washington fighter failed a drugs test.
Both fighters agreed to random testing before their bout in Las Vegas on May 19 and Peterson tested positive for banned substance, synthetic testosterone.
Floyd Mayweather Sr has suggested that Manny Pacquiao’s recent poor performance against Juan Manuel Marquez could be due to the Filipino getting ready to take the Olympic-style drug testing necessary to face Floyd Jr.
Top Rank boss Bob Arum revealed earlier this week that the Manny Pacquiao camp have agreed to random drug testing with regards to a super-fight with Floyd Mayweather, but only if administered by a neutral agency.