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Amir Khan camp withdraws Lamont Peterson appeal

Khan camp withdraws Peterson appeal
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Amir Khan's appeal into the controversial loss to Lamont Peterson is unusually withdrawn without reason just hours before an IBF hearing was due to take place.

The IBF hearing into Amir Khan's controversial defeat by Lamont Peterson has been cancelled after Khan's promoters, Golden Boy Promotions, withdrew their appeal.

The IBF announced just hours before the hearing was scheduled to start in New Jersey that the Englishman's team had changed their minds without giving a reason.

"The IBF received notice that Golden Boy Promotions withdrew their appeal of the Khan-Peterson bout," read a statement from IBF public relations director Jeanette Salazar.

"The hearing that was scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday) has been cancelled. We have not received any further information on this decision by Golden Boy Promotions."

The Bolton fighter is still expected to attempt to reclaim his IBF and WBA belts in a rematch against the American.

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