Lamont Peterson Fails Drug Test; Amir Khan Fight in Doubt

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Amir Khan’s scheduled rematch with American Lamont Peterson later this month is in severe doubt after the champion failed a random drugs test.

The light welterweight is understood to have tested positive for synthetic testosterone in March as his training camp was getting underway.

The rematch between the pair is scheduled for May 19 in Las Vegas and comes hot on the heels of December’s highly contentious split decision victory for Peterson. The role of the referee Joseph Cooper and IBF official Mustafa Ameen was sited by the Khan camp as influential factors in the defeat.

Khan Promotions’ Asif Vali told Sky Sports: “The fight’s on. The Nevada commission will come back to us with their findings. That decision is due to come to us by the end of play on Tuesday.”

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