AMERICAN boxer Lamont Peterson has rejected Amir Khan’s calls for him to return his WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles to the Englishman.
Khan made the demand after their scheduled rematch, which had been due to take place on Saturday, was called off following Peterson’s failed drug test.
Peterson insists he is not a cheat and that synthetic testosterone pellets inserted into his hip before his controversial win over Khan in December were necessary for medical reasons.
His fate will be decided next month when the Nevada State Athletic Commission convenes to hear the case.
“Let the commission decide, let the sanctioning bodies decide. Until that point I’m still the champ,” said Peterson.
“I’ve never been a cheat. I don’t like it when people cheat. It’s just my word but the pellets didn’t do anything to help me beat him.”