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Peterson: My Team Asked For Drug Tests in Khan Bout

By Luis Sandoval

An interesting fact in the Amir Khan vs. Lamont Peterson rematch is that both fighters will participate in a random Olympic style drug testing protocol. Olympic style drug testing is slowly being incorporated into major fights after Floyd Mayweather Jr. was the first fighter to introduce the testing procedure as part of the requirements leading up to a fight. Peterson-Khan II takes place on May 19th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

BoxingScene.com spoke to Lamont Peterson, the WBA/IBF 140-pound champion, regarding the use of the Olympic style testing. Peterson was asked if the testing was a mutual idea between camps or if one camp was responsible for bringing the testing into play.

“I think my camp brought it up. It’s not that we think Khan is cheating or anything. It’s just that there are people who are out there cheating and they have new methods of cheating. And we do urine tests all the time so why not just take the blood tests and make sure everyone is safe in the ring,” explained Peterson.

Floyd Mayweather Jr and Miguel Cotto will be using random Olympic style drug testing for their upcoming fight on May 5th. Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz will also be using the testing for their upcoming rematch in June.

The testing seems to be becoming more accepted as more fighters are turning to the testing to ease any concerns regarding anyone using illegal PEDs. Making sure no one in the sport has an unfair advantage over any fighter is also part of the reason Peterson encourages the testing.

“[Again], this has nothing to do with Khan. It has nothing to do with him but just trying to take a step forward to where every championship fight goes this way and have to take blood tests” said Peterson.

Amir Khan is no stranger to random testing as he had previously told BoxingScene.com that he is randomly tested year round in the UK.

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SplitSecond on 05-09-2012

[QUOTE=Frozencat;11914182]LOL! Are you kidding. If anyone is on PEDS, its Peterson. The guys main asset is his PED toughness. Like Tim Bradley.[/QUOTE] this guy got it spot on :hail:

Comment by Uns on 05-07-2012

'I gots me a Lamont Peterson gun' [img]http://www.hardwaresphere.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/back-fire-gun.jpg[/img]

Comment by Evil Abed on 05-07-2012

Comment by Evil Abed on 05-07-2012

Wtf man?!!

Comment by Money_May on 05-07-2012

cant be drug test if he asked for it :dunno:

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