Welterweight boxer Amir Khan revealed on Twitter this evening that his title fight with Lamont Peterson, scheduled for May 19, has been canceled.
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The news was also confirmed by Dan Rafael of ESPN.
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Khan's bout with Peterson, a 12-rounder for the IBF/WBA junior welterweight title, was to be a rematch of the championship fight between the two boxers on December 10, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Peterson won that fight by a split decision, but the result was a controversial one -- Khan later made accusations that a man ringside had interfered with the judges' scorecards to alter the result. No details are yet available on what lies ahead for Khan (26-2-0) or Peterson (30-1-1).