After waiting a night following the news that Lamont Peterson had tested positive for synthetic testosterone ahead of his May 19 rematch with Amir Khan, news is starting to come out. And that news is not good, to put it bluntly.
Ring Magazine's Twitter account is sharing details on what they've been told and it breaks down like this:
- NSAC executive director, Keith Kizer, stated that he was told Peterson had used "testosterone pellets." Which he learned via Lamont's lawyer.
- The pellets are placed under your armpit where they are slowly absorbed into your body.
- Most shockingly, Kizer said that he was informed that Peterson had used the pellets prior to the first fight with Khan.
Quite frankly, we're seeing Lamont Peterson's career end in front of our eyes. The failed test was bad enough, but finding out that his career highlight win over Khan (which was already controversial) needs to be erased from the record books?
It'd almost be sad if it weren't so bizarre.
For Peterson to have requested the VADA testing and then be the one popped is like something out of a comedy sketch. You almost have to believe that there was someone in his ear telling him that this wasn't going to be caught and that requesting the testing would make him look even better.
Instead, it bit him in the ass and may very well have ended his career as a relevant boxer.
The fight is still not officially canceled, but I have a hard time seeing how it goes ahead at this point.