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Lamont Peterson Would Like To Continue VADA Testing

By Luis Sandoval

Lamont Peterson will make his return to the ring after a 14 month layoff when he takes on Kendall “Rated R” Holt and defends his IBF Junior Welterweight title for the first time. Peterson has not fought since winning his title back in December of 2011 against Amir Khan due to testing positive for synthetic testosterone leading up to their rematch.

It’s been a long road for Peterson who has been fighting to clear his name ever since in the court of public opinion. While Peterson has been cleared by the IBF and has a scheduled fight in his birthplace of Washington D.C. on February 22nd, some still accuse him of cheating.

Peterson was on the most recent edition of BoxingScene’s official radio show The Boxing Lab and was asked despite all the testing controversy that sidelined his career for over a year, if he’d still continue random style drug testing for his upcoming fights. 

“I want to continue to drug test. This fight coming up we won't have random drug testing [but] I will go out and get drug testing done mainly for my health to make sure my levels of testosterone are not too low or anything like that. We will probably get private drug testing but in bigger fights where more money is generated, of course we'll go random drug testing. I prefer VADA. So as long as we're making more money, because those drug tests are not cheap, I'll continue to participate” revealed Peterson.

Despite VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) being the agency who reported the positive drug sample for Peterson, he still would like to continue using them for future fights. That speaks volumes considering most would probably try to distance themselves but Peterson is doing the opposite.

You can listen to Lamont Peterson’s interview in its entirety by listening to The Boxing Lab podcast: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/boxinglab/2013/02/06/the-boxing-lab-boxingscenes-official-audio-show

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene’s official audio show every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 02-08-2013

I really used to like him, but I really can't accept his excuse as legitimate.

Comment by 1q3er5 on 02-08-2013

[QUOTE=MJ223;13001362][B]WBA stripped him IBF cleared him after a report from an independent physician retained by the IBF reviewed his medical records [/B][/QUOTE] Translation : Someone got paid off to look the other way.

Comment by bojangles1987 on 02-07-2013

[QUOTE=fladz;13005581]If he had an ounce of integrity, and was as innocent as he protests, he'd volunteer for year round VADA testing, out of his own pocket, like Nonito Donaire. I read an article from December, where Donaire published his latest…

Comment by fladz on 02-07-2013

If he had an ounce of integrity, and was as innocent as he protests, he'd volunteer for year round VADA testing, out of his own pocket, like Nonito Donaire. I read an article from December, where Donaire published his latest…

Comment by Money_May on 02-06-2013

Lol at this guy. Probably made sure he cycles off at the correct moment this time around.

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