Following Lamont Peterson’s failed pre-fight drug test administered by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA), coupled with the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s (NSAC) legal inability to hold a formal hearing on the matter of licensing Lamont Peterson for his Saturday, May 19 rematch against Amir Khan until Tuesday, May 15, has forced the cancellation of the event.
Khan v Peterson II is now very unlikely to take place in 2012 with bookie Ladbrokes offering odds on 1/25 it wont happen in 2012 and 8/1 it will. Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “This is a bad week for boxing. Due to the controversy surrounding the rematch we cannot see this fight happening any time in the near future.”
Ticket refunds for “Peterson vs. Khan II” will be available at your point of purchase. Event ticket refunds for fans traveling from the United Kingdom are available at www.sportscorporation.com or by calling +44 (0)845 163 0845.
Daily Sport says – This is yet another twist and turn in what was shaping up to be a great fight, but this is boxing and anything can happen in or out of the ring.