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WBA Waiting on Docs, NSAC Hearing For Peterson Ruling

By Phil D. Jay

World Boxing Association Vice President Gilberto Mendoza has exclusively told World Boxing News that Amir Khan is capable of reclaiming his old WBA junior welterweight title if the Nevada State Athletic Commission finds that Lamont Peterson intentionally took performance enhancing drugs.

Mendoza also stated there is the possibility that his organization will change the result of the original December bout, declaring it a no-contest after the Peterson admitted to being injected with a testosterone pellet in the build-up to the fight in Washington DC.

“We have sent a letter to Peterson´s party requesting information on the result. There is also a hearing to deal with on June 13 in Las Vegas,” Mendoza told World Boxing News.

“I can´t make further comments because we have not received all [of] the document disclosures. But if there are grounds for it, the rules are clear that a no-contest is a possibility.

“If we have enough evidence to declare it, Amir Khan could definitely be reinstated as champion,” Mendoza added.

Khan, 25, is currently pencilled in to face WBC champion Danny Garcia on July 14th at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and could have his WBA belt returned to him in time to defend it against the unbeaten 24 year-old in Las Vegas.

Garcia may then be allowed to keep his green belt by the WBC for a unification with the Bolton fighter as mandatory challenger Ajose Olusegun puts pressure on the organization strip the champion for avoiding a defense.

Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.net

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by immortal tech on 05-25-2012

why isn't DC athletic commission having a hearing

Comment by koyes on 05-25-2012

I dont understand why you feel that khan should haveto fight for it...Peterson has admitted to taking the steroids before the first fight which is illegal period (everwhere) and therefore makes the first fight illegal. If this is true, which…

Comment by whatismyname on 05-25-2012

[QUOTE=Best in Boxing;12168798]honestly, fight shouldn't get changed. If they wanna strip Peterson of his belts, then so be it. But Khan shouldn't just be handed the belts back like he's trying to have done. They should become vacant and if…

Comment by Carlos Alberto on 05-25-2012

It seems to me like a lot of people on here are having their visions clouded by their hate for Khan. Whether Peterson knew or not, what he did is illegal. I strongly suggest to empathize with Khan in this…

Comment by Carlos Alberto on 05-25-2012

[QUOTE=Best in Boxing;12168798]honestly, fight shouldn't get changed. If they wanna strip Peterson of his belts, then so be it. But Khan shouldn't just be handed the belts back like he's trying to have done. They should become vacant and if…

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