LONDON: The long-awaited rematch between Lamont Peterson and British boxer Amir Khan has been thrown into doubt after the American failed a drug’s test, according to a report. Peterson and Khan’s May 19 bout in Las Vegas is now under a cloud after the WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion tested positive for a banned substance. Both Khan and Peterson had agreed to random testing by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association ahead of the fight. Peterson’s publicist Andre Johnson said in a statement that the boxer’s camp was mystified by the test results. “Peterson, manager Barry Hunter and the entire team support random drug testing,” said Johnson. “Peterson has never had a positive test either before or after this isolated occurrence, and we plan to submit medical findings reflecting the facts in support of Peterson’s good faith intentions and the requirements of the commission.”
Published in The Express Tribune, May 9th, 2012.
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