Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has revealed that the WBA light-welterweight belt has been added to Amir Khan and Danny Garcia’s clash on July 14 after Lamont Peterson was stripped of the title.
The Luxembourg Boxing Federation renewed its support for David Haye and Dereck Chisora’s Upton Park clash yesterday after its members met to discuss the European Boxing Union’s (EBU) decision to expel them.
Frank Warren was defiant this weekend that the controversial match up between David Haye and Dereck Chisora would still go ahead despite the EBU’s moves to expel the fight’s sanctioning body, the Luxembourg Boxing Federation.
In a statement from the veteran promoter, Warren accused the EBU vote of not being ‘fair’ and confirmed that 28,000 tickets had already been sold for the July 14 event.
The pair meet in one of the most eagerly awaited fights in recent years at West Ham United's Boleyn Ground in East London on July 14, live on BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546).
Amir Khan has claimed that the World Boxing Association have reinstalled him as their light-welterweight super champion ahead of his rematch with Lamont Peterson at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on May 19.
Khan lost his WBA strap as well as his IBF title to Peterson in controversial circumstances in December and after filing a complaint with both bodies the WBA ordered a rematch.
Mustafa Ameen, the ‘mystery man’ embroiled in the Khan-Peterson controversy, has threatened to sue Amir Khan and his trainer Freddie Roach if the pair do not issue a public apology over statements made about his integrity.
The governing body last week confirmed they wanted Peterson to defend their light-welterweight title against Khan after he defeated the former champ in controversial circumstances in his native Washington on December 10.
The ‘mystery man’ at the centre of the Amir Khan row has defended his actions today telling BBC Sport that he was correcting clear errors made by the fight's scoring supervisor Michael Welsh.