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WBA Returns Title To Amir Khan in a Strange Manuever?

By Terence Dooley

Editor's Note: The WBA has since denied the information circulated by Khan, and stand firm that Peterson is still the WBA's super champion at 140-pounds.

Amir Khan (26-2, 18KOs) has been given a lift ahead of his May 19 rematch with Lamont Peterson, who beat Khan on points in December to capture the WBA/IBF junior welterweight titles. For reasons unknown, the WBA has re-instated 'King' Khan as their WBA 'super' champion over the weekend. The move by the sanctioning body leaves more questions than answers.

Peterson won a twelve round decision, and there was a lot of controversy over the referee's conduct and allegations of interference with the ringside judges. Because of the controversy, the WBA ordered an immediate rematch. After weeks of negotiations, the two sides agreed to their scheduled May date.

Now comes the latest news that the WBA returned Khan's title before the two fighters even step in the ring. Khan's handlers had tried to overturn the decision by claiming that Mustafa Ameen, a known WBA associate, was distracting the officials at ringside.  

This development has now turned the Peterson-Khan rematch into an unlikely unification fight.  Peterson still holds the IBf crown and Khan will now defend his WBA 'super' title come fight night. 

"I'm delighted," said Khan when speaking to The Mail online.  "This is great news and a real boost for me coming into the return."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bull24 on 03-05-2012

This is a joke and if Amir accepts it so is he.

Comment by ts33 on 03-05-2012

[QUOTE=choelzle;11854970]Khan has nice fast hands. . . . And thats literally all he has. He sprints around the perimeter of the ring and tires himself out. That has absolutely no value in professional boxing. [B]I gave him 3 rounds against…

Comment by Pony Boy on 03-05-2012

These sanctioning bodies are killing the sport of boxing. There is no one prestigious championship organization that we can say is the model or the ideal one to fight for anymore. Fighters need to come together and start black balling…

Comment by Chunk.. on 03-05-2012

[QUOTE=SpeedKillz;11856210]ummm yea so what. [B]doesnt mean I wouldnt say it to his face,[/B] and theres no e-thugs here bud, just a fellow fighter, so relax yourself. :bottle: amir khan is a puzzy any way you slice it, face facts :boxing:[/QUOTE]…

Comment by SpeedKillz on 03-05-2012

[quote=sicko;11856220]let him enjoy his special treatment and protection from Golden Boy...it is only a matter of time before he gets Knocked Out and exposed again this dude is a JOKE! it would be sweet if Peterson knocks his A$$ OUT…

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