It has now been confirmed that the highly anticipated rematch between Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson has been called off due to Peterson failing a random drugs test. The test was carried out in October 2011 before thier last encounter and after initially disregarding claims that he had taken the drug, Peterson later confirmed it was true. The Khan camp is devestaed after what has happened in the last couple of days and Khan appologies but confirms the fans should be blaming Peterson for the fight being called off, Khan also believes he should have the belts returned to him. Twitter went into overdrive with an array of people involved in the Boxing world making thier points very clear about the results of the test, Khan has also echoed the random drug testing proposal that Floyd Mayweather has been backing for some time. After an incredible rags to riches story that peeked when Peterson beat Khan at the end of last year, it now leaves another blemish on the sport. Khan will now probably be looking for another opponant to face very soon but for now we will have to wait to see what is round the corner for the former British Champion.
Tonight it has been confirmed that Kell Brook will test his ability against Oklahoma born Carson Jones on July 7th. Jones will be coming across the pond and taking on Brook at the Motorpoint arena in Sheffield. It will be a good test for Brook but i can't help but feel slightly disapointed that it wasn't a Welterweight higher up the rankings.
Frank warren has confirmed that over 20.000 tickets have been sold for the upcoming bout between David Haye and Dereck Chisora. It was over 24hrs that phone lines went crazy for fight fans booking thier place at this all British grudge match. The fight has not come without its share of controversy, the BBBC have released thier statement yesturday on how they feel about Warren putting on this fight,
the full statement can be found here:
Warren has confirmed that even though he does not have the backing of the BBBC he will still be going ahead with this match up and full support Chisora's choice to get in the ring. The Brits promotor has also stated that if he has to take action against the BBBC he will do so, claiming he will sue them for not allowing his fighter to make an earning. Chisora's appeal results are due back at the end of July, but untill then Warren believes his fighter has the right to carry on in his job and fight.
I can only think that this will carry on over the next few weeks and we have only just seen the start of the war between Warren and the BBBC