Tuesday 8 May 2012

Peterson tests positive for banned substance!

Fans shocked by result.
The highly anticipated rematch between IBF and WBA light-welterweight champion Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan has been put in jeopardy after Peterson has apparently tested positive for synthetic testosterone in a random drug test.

Keith Kizer of the Nevada State Athletic Comission and Golden Boy CEO Robert Schaefer confirmed the positive result and are waiting for a letter from Peterson's attorney, explaining the result.

After reviewing the letter they will decide whether the fight will still go on and what would be the correct punishment for Peterson if he can not explain the situation. Schaefer is livid that Golden Boy were not informed earlier about the whole thing as they are now in a very tricky situation. They have two options; keep the fight on  and allow a drug-taking fighter to take part in one of the biggest fights of the year or cancel the fight or lose a very big amount of money.

Surprisingly, Khan and his team are still in full training and carrying on like there is nothing going on. According to reports, Khan's dad was the first person in Team Khan that was informed about the situation. Personally, I think that Khan will still want the fight to take place as it will earn him one of the biggest pay-checks of his career.

Ironically it was Peterson that actually requested the test a few months back, which is why there has been such a big investigation prior to the result.

I, along with most other boxing fans would just like the whole thing to be just sorted out as soon as possible. At the moment, the likely outcome will be that the fight will still take place on May 19th but Peterson will be stripped of his title and banned for a lengthy period of time after the fight.

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