Amir Khan searching for new opponent

Lamont Peterson
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Amir Khan's scheduled fight with Lamont Peterson is called off following the confirmation that the American failed a drugs test.

Amir Khan has revealed that he is looking for a new opponent following the confirmation that his scheduled fight with Lamont Peterson has been called off.

Peterson tested positive for synthetic testosterone in March during a random drugs testing ahead of their proposed May 19 bout for the WBA and IBF light-welterweight championship in Las Vegas.

British fighter Khan has now admitted that he is ready for a new challenge this summer.

Khan wrote on his Twitter account: "The fight is off! Sorry everyone the only person to blame is @kingpete26(Peterson's account).

"I'll be looking for a opponent to fight June 30th."

Peterson's camp are reportedly preparing medical records to ensure that Peterson can retain his boxing licence.

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