The Amir Khan-Lamont Peterson rematch was canceled. (AP)A failed drug test by Lamont Peterson that was announced on Tuesday forced cancellation Wednesday of the scheduled May 19 super lightweight title bout planned for Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas between Peterson and former champion Amir Khan.
Peterson tested positive for a synthetic testosterone following a March 19 random drug test. The results were obtained by the Voluntary Anti-Drug Association, which was overseeing the testing, on April 12. Peterson was informed that his A sample tested positive the next day. On April 30, his B sample was tested and came back positive on May 2. Richard Schaefer, the Golden Boy Promotions chief executive officer, said he only discovered the positive test on Tuesday.
Schaefer was irate that he hadn't been notified by Peterson or anyone from VADA about the tests. He said if either had let him know, he could have found a suitable replacement. Because of Nevada open meeting law requirements, the earliest a hearing could be held on whether Peterson could beRead More »from Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer irate over Lamont Peterson’s failure to disclose positive drug test