Amir Khan has welcomed the decision to reinstate him as light-welterweight champion of the world.
The boxer from Bolton lost his WBA and IBF belts in a controversial match against Lamont Peterson who later tested positive for drugs.
Bolton boxer Amir Khan is demanding to be reinstated after his opponent Lamont Peterson failed a drugs test. A rematch had been organised after their original, disputed fight in December but this has now been cancelled.
Khan is likely to fight on 30 June for the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation light-welterweight titles he lost to Peterson in Washington. An opponent has yet to be announced.
Bolton boxer Amir Khan's rematch with American Lamont Peterson has been cancelled after Peterson failed a drugs test. The fight had been arranged after refereeing irregularities at the pair's original fight in December, when Khan lost his WBA and IBF titles.
Amir Khan's manager says the Bolton boxer is disappointed to hear about Lamont Peterson's failed drugs test. There's now doubt over whether their rematch for the WBA and IBF light-welterwight titles on May 19th in Las Vegas will go ahead.