Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Amir Khan Livid: This Proves Lamont Peterson is a Cheat

Amir Khan has spoken of his hurt and disappointment following the cancellation of his world light-welterweight title rematch against Lamont Peterson and says the American champion's failed drug test proves he was "a cheat".

It emerged earlier this week that Peterson, who controversially beat Khan in December to capture the Bolton fighter's WBA and IBF titles, had tested positive for a banned steroid.

The news cast doubt over the pair's May 19 rematch in Las Vegas until Golden Boy Promotions and Khan himself confirmed the bout has been scrapped due to Peterson's use of synthetic testosterone and his inability to get a boxing license in Nevada.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Khan said: "First of all I'm disappointed because I trained very hard for this fight.

"It was only 10 days away from the fight where my dad came knocking on my bedroom door and said to me 'look, Lamont Peterson's failed his drug test and the fight's no longer going to happen'.

"It was a big shock for me. My head was all over the place, I really, really wanted to win my titles back and have the fight. But the truth's come out now and it just proves that Lamont Peterson was a cheat really.

"It hurt me more than anything because I really did want to go in there and put on a performance and show the world how good Amir Khan is."

Asked about how he can get his belts back, Khan said: "The Nevada Commission have taken the licence off Lamont Peterson and they don't want him to fight in the next fight, so I think whoever I fight next they'll put the titles on the line or we still go through the process and we might get the titles back and the fight that we had last time will be a no-contest."

Khan is now looking to get back in the ring this summer.

He said: "I'm looking at fighting June 30. I'm in great shape now. I was looking forward to fighting next week. I'm already at the right weight and it was a tough tough training camp.

"I was so fit and looking forward to this fight. I wanted this fight even when I heard he failed his drugs test, I did everything to get the fight on, but my parents and my team said to me 'look, at the end of the day Amir, it could be a risk to your life. It's not going to be fair to step into the ring with someone who is gonna to be on drugs and gonna be cheating'.

"The next fight for me will be June, July. I've got a meeting with Golden Boy Promotions over the next few days and hopefully we'll set a date."

Khan's American promoter Richard Schaefer, chief executive of Golden Boy, was hopeful the WBA and IBF titles the 25-year-old relinquished in Washington last December would be returned to the Bolton fighter.

Schaefer was also positive about lining up a new bout over the next couple of days.

"Given the fact this [testosterone] procedure was taking place in November - a month before his first fight with Peterson - we are obviously going to ask the sanctioning organizations, the World Boxing Association and the International Boxing Federation, to rule this fight a no-contest and therefore give back the belts to Amir Khan - where they belong. I do hope the boxing organizations are going to do the right thing.

"Irrespective of that, of course, I will meet with Amir tomorrow and we are going to move forward, with a new opponent and new date and possible new venue.

"We're trying to do all of that within the next 48 hours or so. Amir will be in another big fight very shortly. The date will be some time towards the end of June, early July."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Toltec77 on 05-11-2012

[QUOTE=reeflegend;12110959]Floyd never failed a test...Your point?[/QUOTE] Pac never failed a test either, so why is floyd saying pac has.:boxing: Floyd scared of the little asian man.

Comment by montakristo on 05-10-2012

Peterson got caught with something on the banned substance list and should have his titles stripped. Fact is, the testosterone had nothing to with the way that fight went, Khan lost because he can't fight on the inside. He would…

Comment by reeflegend on 05-10-2012

Peterson def should be suspended..but chill with the Roid talk, this was timed released Test pellets, it's almost as effective as creatine lol.. Even though it's a banned substance and by all means deserves to be punished for this, I…

Comment by reeflegend on 05-10-2012

[QUOTE=SirChaelSonnen;12109621]Lamont Peterson is a drug cheat, but my man was the one who asked for the testing... Remind us of anyone FLOYD?[/QUOTE] Floyd never failed a test...Your point?

Comment by Carlos Alberto on 05-10-2012

[QUOTE=flint;12109624]shut up khan. lamont cheaterson would beat you with or without testosterone treatment. khan is a running coward when things are not going her way. now she's screaming like a woman again. shut up after the back hand.[/QUOTE] I bet…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (39)
Top Headlines Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis: Torch Songs Video: Abner Mares Discusses His Career, Future Options Golovkin's Coach Reacts To De La Hoya's Position on June Fight Video: Richard Schaefer on Future of Ringstar Prospects, More Leduan Barthelemy Drops, Stops Reynaldo Blanco in Nine Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Jayson Velez in Play For May 5, Las Vegas Robert Garcia Fears That Age Has Finally Caught Up With Golovkin Golden Boy Prez on Linares' Future, Garcia/Lomachenko Fights Schaefer Agrees With De La Hoya's Position on Golovkin June Fight Photos: Ringstar Sports Prospects, Schaefer, Roach, Garcia Presser Nonito Donaire Meeting with Promoters, Decision Coming Soon Briedis-Huck Now For Full WBC Title, Bellew Made Emeritus Champ Nacho: Chavez Jr. Will Never Be His Father, But He Can Win Petr Petrov Continues To Grind Hard; Antoine Douglas Gets Win Vincent Feigenbutz To Top May 13 Sauerland Card in Karlsruhe Golovkin's Trainer: Spence is Not Ready, Brook Will Beat Him Christopher Diaz, Olympians Return on Top Rank Card, April 21 Muhammad Ali - New Film Getting Developed, To Drop in 2021 Sullivan Barrera vs. Paul Parker Finalized for HBO Latino, April 15 Bellew Admits He Was Terrified, Wrote a Will Before Haye Fight Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury Not Likely To Leave Auckland Daniel Dubois vs. David Howe Added To Manchester Card Crawford-Diaz Announced for 5/20 at MSG, Not Prudential Center Kosei Tanaka vs. Angel Acosta Finalized For May 20 in Nagoya Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence - Ticket Information Quigg vs. Simion Could Become Final Eliminator, Says Hearn Cause of Amateur's Death a Mystery as Investigation Continues Warren: Forget Flanagan-Crolla, Let’s Make Flanagan-Linares Amir Khan Eager to Test Out His Surgically Repaired Right Hand Spence's Trainer: Errol is Just as Big, Taller Than Kell Brook Scott Quigg Aims To Reclaim Elite Status With Freddie Roach Paul Butler: Jamie McDonnell Fight Is Close Marcus Morrison: I F***ed Up, Will Be Back Better Andy Lee Tired of "Biased" Commentary During Sky Sports Cards Mikey Garcia Feels Golovkin Made Mistake By Going To PPV Wladimir Klitschko: Guns Are Cocked, I Look Forward To Shooting Hearn: Joshua-Haye is Dead, Haye Needs Bellew Rematch Marriaga Confident of Win: Oscar Valdez is Not Out of This World Golovkin's Coach Has NO Issue With Jacobs Missing IBF Weigh-In De La Hoya Cautions: Canelo Can Not Lose To a Countryman
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement