BOXING: KHAN AND PETERSON REMATCH IN SERIOUS DOUBT AFTER PETRSON TESTED POSITIVE TO BAN SUBSTANCE
Amir Khan's rematch with Lamont Peterson is in serious doubt after the American tested positive for a banned substance.
The fight is due to take place on
May 19 in Las Vegas, five months after Peterson stunned the reigning WBA
and IBF light-welterweight champion in their controversial first
The fighters are due to meet for a second time in May after the World Boxing Association ordered a rematch following Peterson's controversial victory over Khan on December 10, 2011.
Both fighters agreed to random testing before their light-welterweight
bout in Las Vegas on 19 May and Peterson tested positive for synthetic
But with less than two weeks until the rematch, the revelation by Peterson's team has thrown Kahn's plans into disarray.
Reports suggested that Peterson has tested positive for synthetic
testosterone and while there is no evidence that the 28-year-old is
guilty of any wrongdoing, the substance can be used to increase muscle
strength and mass and shorten recovery time.