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Khan Returns on 7/7 or 7/14, Broner-Escobedo on 7/21

By Rick Reeno

Richard Schaefer, CEO for Golden Boy Promotions, spoke to BoxingScene.com about the unexpected reshuffling of their now canceled May 19th event, which was scheduled to take place at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The HBO televised doubleheader was going to feature a junior welterweight rematch between Amir Khan and WBA/IBF champion Lamont Peterson, and WBO super featherweight king Adrien Broner was going to defend his title against Gary Sykes in the co-feature.

This past Monday, the event suffered a major blow when the Nevada State Atheltic Commission became aware, through VADA [Voluntary Anti-Doping Association], that Peterson tested postive for synthetic testosterone. The Nevada commission refused to license Peterson and the May event was officially canceled on Wednesday.

Khan (26-2, 18KOs) will now return to action on either July 7th or July 14th, against an opponent to be determined. Schaefer is in the process of finalizing the date with HBO. In terms of the venue, the Mandalay Bay is available on July 14, but the venue is hosting a UFC event on the July 7.

Broner (23-0, 19KOs) will make his return to HBO on July 21st in his hometown of Cincinnati, against Vicente Escobedo (25-3, 15KOs) - provided Escobedo defeats Juan Ruiz (23-9, 7KOs) this Saturday night in Woodland, California.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -PBP- on 05-12-2012

Is Escobedo's fight being televised tonight? I was trying to get anoyher look at him before he fights Broner.

Comment by Uns on 05-11-2012

[QUOTE=EngorgedW/Blood;12114578]A lot of people seemed to have been calling for Broner to fight Escobedo, and I see a lot of people are happy about the fight being made. Let's see what the problem with the match up is after Broner…

Comment by EngorgedW/Blood on 05-11-2012

A lot of people seemed to have been calling for Broner to fight Escobedo, and I see a lot of people are happy about the fight being made. Let's see what the problem with the match up is after Broner…

Comment by richardt on 05-11-2012

[QUOTE=newcastleking;12114112]Broner could be in trouble against Escobedo.[/QUOTE]YES - Big trouble!! The question is, will they haul Broner away for homicide or manslaughter when he easily blasts out Escobedo??? That is the question.

Comment by 4Corners on 05-11-2012

[QUOTE=fceeviper;12114301]Yeah I don't think ANY fight would keep me away from that movie, [U]any fight[/U]. Even May vs Pac lolz[/QUOTE] Can't wait till July 20th for that movie. Batman is clearly the dopest super hero, hands down. I'll see TDKR…

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