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Amir Khan reinstated as WBA champion

Published Jul 12, 2012 06:20am


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“Justice has been done,” Khan said. -Photo by AP

LONDON: Britain's Amir Khan has had his WBA super-lightweight title reinstated ahead of his fight against WBC champion Danny Garcia in Las Vegas, the governing body said on Wednesday.

Khan lost his WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles to Lamont Peterson in controversial circumstances last December.

“Justice has been done,” Khan, was quoted as saying on the Sky Sports website.

“I'm glad the WBA are reinstating me as champion, it means I walk into this fight as world champion,” said the 25-year-old, who fights undefeated American Garcia on Saturday.

“There is a chance to win the WBC belt as well but not only that, the Ring magazine title will be on the line as well.”

Khan lost his WBA and IBF belts to Peterson on a split decision after having been docked two points by the referee for pushing.

A rematch, scheduled for May, was called off after Peterson failed a drugs test for testosterone in an unscheduled dope test conducted by the Las Vega-based Voluntary Anti-Doping Association in March.


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Comments (4) Closed

Luqman Jul 12, 2012 06:21pm
What about the IBF title? Is the decision on reinstalling it under negotiation?
Pakistan Classified Jul 12, 2012 02:23pm
Yes Justice Done, Congratulations Mr Amir.
IBRAHIM MANDOKHAIL Jul 12, 2012 08:14am
he is fantastic player of the world of boxing
Saad (DXB) Jul 13, 2012 12:02am
Well done Aamir. I hope some day you can also represent Pakistan in Olympics, like your brother did in 2008