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.
Peterson dictated much of the pace in the first fight, fighting on the inside and forced Khan into the ropes, and the Washington DC man is predicting much of the same when the pair meet again next month.
Amir Khan joined up with trainer Freddie Roach and stablemate Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines to continue his preparations for his rematch with Lamont Peterson on May 19. Here are some pictures from inside the camp as the former champ readies himself to attempt to claim his titles back.
Having slipped every jab, thrown every left to the body and felt every right counter with his protégé in his first fight with Amir Khan, Lamont Peterson’s trainer Barry Hunter is preparing to do it all again, this time away from the comfort of his hometown. We caught up with the amiable cornerman to find out his thoughts on the first fight, the rematch and everything in between…