Amir Khan: Let’s Hope the Right Thing Will Be Done
by David P. Greisman
Former junior-welterweight titleholder Amir Khan has taken to Twitter to comment on the ongoing story involving Lamont Peterson, who tested positive for synthetic testosterone ahead of the May 19 rematch between the two. [More Details on The Story].
[Note: I’ve added some punctuation to these tweets]
“Yes, Peterson was tested positive, VADA randomly tested us throughout the camp, and he failed sample A and sample B,” Khan wrote Wednesday on his official Twitter account. “We are waiting now on the Vegas commission to make a final decision. Big thanks to Floyd Mayweather, who stresses about fighters to be tested, and we all should agree. We should keep [the] sport clean.
“Peterson’s camp admitted they took the testosterone before the first fight. I’ve worked so hard since the age of 8 to achieve my goals and dreams in the sport, and boxing is a dangerous sport, a toe-to-toe battle. Someone can seriously get hurt, especially with an unfair disadvantage. We need to put a stop to this.
“I still believe they are my belts. I want to thank everyone for their support. Let’s hope the right thing will be done!”
Khan ended his message by asking fans what they think should happen, adding the hashtags “#TestedPositive” and “Justice4Khan.”
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Kahn should get his belt back and the fight be considered a no-contest.Comment by Swazye510 on 05-10-2012
Eventhough i disagree with A-mere-con most of the time, Pederson should be banned for life. Cheat is a cheat, no excuses, give the belt back.Comment by Camp Beast on 05-10-2012
Can't believe I'm saying this but Con has a point. Peterson admitted to taking banned substance prior to the 1st fight so Con's loss should be changed to a No Contest and he should get the belts back. Dammit Peterson,…Comment by supRa on 05-09-2012
[QUOTE] We are waiting now on the Vegas commission to make a final decision. [B]Big thanks to Floyd Mayweather, who stresses about fighters to be tested, and we all should agree. We should keep [the] sport clean[/B].[/QUOTE] -Amir Khan OH…Comment by Corelone on 05-09-2012
Khan has a point, that doesn't mean I'm going over to the Khan camp. Peterson was caught red handed and confessed to his knowledge of the cheating. How can this be condoned in any way? Khan is still champ and…Post a Comment - View More User Comments (26)