WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 10: Lamont Peterson punches Amir Khan during their WBA Super Lightweight and IBF Junior Welterweight title fight at Washington Convention Center on December 10, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Khan Vs. Peterson II: Scheduled May 19 Rematch Is Off, According To Report

Lamont Peterson's positive test for a banned substance means that the rematch with Amir Khan will not take place May 19.

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Khan Vs. Peterson II: Lamont Peterson Explains His Use Of Synthetic Testosterone

WBA and IBF light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson appeared on D.C. radio Thursday afternoon to defend his competitive honor after his scheduled re-match with Amir Khan was canceled due to a positive test for synthetic testosterone.

Appearing on the Mike Wise Show on 106.7 The Fan, Peterson acknowledged that he had begun taking soy-based testosterone in November, while in training for his first fight with Khan, to treat hypogonadism.

"I was going through camp and started feeling dizziness." Peterson said. "I felt like my energy was gone."

Peterson said that the testosterone pellets he took were slow-releasing, and did not begin to work until 8-12 weeks after he began taking them. He said that this explained the fact that he passed drug tests before and after the first Khan fight in December 2011.

Ironically, it was Peterson's camp who insisted on random drug testing before the re-match, which had been scheduled for May 19 in Las Vegas.

"We were trying to make a statement to step up and start doing random drug testing because there are people out there cheating." said Peterson, who added that he did not believe that Amir Khan was using any illegal substances.

When asked why he did not inform the Nevada State Athletic Commission that he was taking the pellets, Peterson said that the testosterone was therapeutic, and therefore not illegal.

Peterson's trainer Barry Hunter also stepped forward to defend his fighter, saying, "If he was dirty, I'd be the first to throw him under the bus. But I know this man, I know who he is.

It just doesn't sit right."

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Lamont Peterson Tested Positive Due To Hypogonadism, According To Doctors

With confirmation that the rematch between Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan has been cancelled, Peterson's camp has been trying their best to try and absolve the boxer of intentional wrongdoing because of him testing for synthetic testosterone.

An article published by Washington Post sportswriter Gene Wang has said that doctors and other medical professionals that have treated Peterson for a testosterone deficiency, known medically as hypogonadism. Wang reports Peterson's attorney Jeff Fried contends that Peterson visited Las Vegas-based doctor John A. Thompson in November 2011 for this very reason.

Paperwork submitted by Fried to the Nevada Athletic Commission included a supporting letter from John A. Thompson, a Las Vegas physician who treated Peterson for a "critically low level of free testosterone." Peterson visited Thompson in November 2011 after complaining of fatigue and lack of concentration, which Thompson's letter indicated are symptoms consistent with testosterone deficiency.

The article continues to describe the specific type of synthetic testosterone injected into Peterson was a type of testosterone to treat his condition, not increase his athletic performance.

"The pellets do no enhance athletic performance," Thompson said in a telephone interview. "They couldn't enhance athletic performance because they release so slow."

Khan has tweeted that he is looking for a new opponent to fight on June 30.

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Khan Vs. Peterson II Off, According To Report

The status for "Peterson Vs. Khan II: No Doubt" was in jeopardy after Lamont Peterson tested positive for synthetic testosterone. The rematch with Amir Khan was originally scheduled for May 19, but now according to a report that fight is now off.

The rematch was believed to be highly unlikely to happen, and now it's officially off. Khan lost the first match between the two boxers by a split decision after 12 rounds back in December of 2011.

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, who is promoting the event, has suggested that legal action could be taken against Lamont Peterson and Peterson's camp. Schaefer even went so far as to suggest looking into having the December match overturned.

According to Khan's official Twitter account, he will be looking for an opponent to fight on June 30th.

For more on "Peterson Vs. Khan II: Do Doubt" and other news from the boxing world, be sure to visit Bad Left Hook, SB Nation's site for all things boxing.

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Khan Vs. Peterson II: Golden Boy CEO Says Rematch 'Highly Unlikely' To Happen

With boxer Lamont Peterson testing positive for synthetic testosterone, his rematch with Amir Khan originally scheduled for May 19, has been thrown into doubt. Now the CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, Richard Schaefer is saying that the rematch is 'highly unlikely' to happen according to tweets from the Washington Post's Gene Wang.

Schaefer has also suggested that legal action could be taken against Peterson's camp to possibly even overturn the result of the first fight in December claiming that its now obvious that Peterson had the testosterone in his system then.

In any case, whether this fight goes on or not, Peterson's reputation will be sullied from this for probably the rest of his career.

For more on "Peterson Vs. Khan II: Do Doubt" and other news from the boxing world, be sure to visit Bad Left Hook, SB Nation's site for all things boxing.

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Khan Vs. Peterson II: Peterson's Camp Optimistic Fight Will Go Ahead

The camp for boxer Lamont Peterson is optimistic that the May 19 rematch with Amir Khan will take place as scheduled, despite the recent news of Peterson testing positive for a banned substance. Barry Svrluga talked with Peterson's trainer, Barry Hunter and then tweeted about the optimism the Peterson camp has.

Right now, the fate of the rematch is in the hands of the Nevada Athletic Commission. A decision by them could come as late as Thursday according to Gene Wang.

If the rematch goes forward as scheduled, it will take place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more on "Peterson Vs. Khan II: Do Doubt" and other news from the boxing world, be sure to visit Bad Left Hook, SB Nation's site for all things boxing.

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Khan Vs. Peterson II: Lamont Peterson Tested Positive For Synthetic Testosterone In March, According To Report

The Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson rematch, just 11 days away, appears to be in doubt after reports Monday night revealed that Peterson tested positive for a banned substance. Those reports have now been supplemented, as Steve Karp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the substance was synthetic testosterone. Via @SteveCarpRJ:

Peterson's team, meanwhile, has issued a statement vigorously defending the DC native. In their statement, they indicated that they would submit medical findings on Tuesday to support their claims. Via Bad Left Hook:

"We have tremendous respect for VADA and its mission. Lamont, Barry & the entire team emphatically support random drug testing in the most comprehensive manner possible. We are working expeditiously with a team of pathologists and other medical specialists to confirm the origin of the test result and in full compliance with the rules of the NSAC. Lamont has never had a positive test either before or after this isolated occurrence, and we plan to submit medical findings by close of Tue. reflecting the actual facts in support of Lamont's good faith intentions and the requirements of the commission."

Steve Kim of Max Boxing reported that Khan was still training as if the fight would go on, scheduled for May 19 at Mandalay Bay.

For more on "Peterson Vs. Khan II: Do Doubt" and other news from the boxing world, be sure to visit Bad Left Hook, SB Nation's site for all things boxing.

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Khan Vs. Peterson II: Lamont Peterson Tests Positive For Banned Substance, Effect On Rematch Unclear

With Khan-Peterson II less than two weeks away on May 19, reports Monday night indicate that Lamont Peterson tested positive for a banned substance. It is still unclear just what particular banned substance that is, but Peterson's attorney did issue a brief statement, via Dan Rafael of ESPN:

'We are working expeditiously with a team of pathologists and other medical specialists to confirm the origin of the test result.'

The rematch was prompted by the controversy surrounding the first fight, after Peterson won the WBA and IBF light-welterweight title by points in December in his hometown of DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This news will now certainly add another cloud of controversy to the rematch, which may now be in doubt due to the positive test. Rafael tweeted that it was unclear how the positive test would affect the rematch.

For more on "Peterson Vs. Khan II: Do Doubt" and other news from the boxing world, be sure to visit Bad Left Hook, SB Nation's site for all things boxing.

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Khan Vs. Peterson II: Seething And Sniping, Fighters Move Toward Vegas Rematch

Raw memories and thwarted opportunities give the rematch between Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan an extra charge.

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Khan Vs. Peterson II: Times, TV Broadcast All Set For May 19 Fight

"Peterson vs. Khan II: No Doubt," the rematch between Lamont Peterson and Amir "King" Khan is all set for Saturday, March 19, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boxing fans who cannot make it to the event in person will have the chance to watch the bout from the comfort of their own homes as the 12-round fight will be broadcast live on HBO World Championship Boxing at 10:45 p.m. Eastern.

The fight revisits a controversial bout on that took place on December 10 in Washington, DC, Peterson's hometown. Peterson was declared the winner of that fight on points, prompting Khan, from the UK, to clamor for a rematch.

According to the press release, both fighters will submit to Olympic-style drug testing, including both random urine and blood tests.

Fans in the UK can also see the match on television. It will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 1 HD in the United Kingdom at 11:00 p.m. GMT.

For more on "Peterson Vs. Khan II: Do Doubt" and other news from the boxing world, be sure to visit Bad Left Hook, SB Nation's site for all things boxing.

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Khan Vs. Peterson II: Rematch Scheduled For May 19 In Las Vegas

D.C's own Lamont Peterson will get the chance to defend his WBA and IBF light-welterweight title against British boxer Amir "King" Khan in a rematch of their controversial bout this past December at the Washington Convention Center.

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