Thursday, 10 May 2012

Khan Vs Peterson officially cancelled!

Lamont Peterson                                                               Amir Khan
The highly anticipated rematch between Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson has been officially cancelled. The fight was set to take place on May 19th but recent test results have shown that Peterson has tested positive for an illegal drug.

Khan will now fight on June 30th against an opponent that is yet to be announced. As this date is not far off the opponent will likely be announced this weekend or early next week. It's going to be tough for him to find a decent one that will please the fans. There are a lot of potential candidates but many of them are tied up or just coming off of a fight. The main call from the fans is WBO light-welterweight interim champion Juan Manuel Marquez but the Mexican 39-year old is set to be headlining his own show on July 14th.

The people that I feel sorry for are the British fans that spent thousands of pounds to go and see this potential fight of the year. They have lost all of their money as the airports they booked flights with are refusing to give refunds. As I see it, Peterson is going to be a very unpopular guy amongst the British boxing fans.

Amir Khan earlier took to Twitter to apologise to his fans for their inconvenience: "The fight is off! Sorry everyone the only person to blame for this is Lamont Peterson. I'll be looking for a opponent for June 30th."

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