Reports: Welterweight Title Fight Cancelled Between Amir Khan, Lamont Peterson
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).