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March 28, 2013

GOLDEN BOY DENIES RUMORS THAT PETERSON FAILED A SECOND DRUG TEST

Last year, Lamont Peterson failed a drug test due to elevated testosterone levels, which caused the cancellation of a rematch against Amir Khan. He was out of action for a year and recently returned with a win over Kendall Holt. Today, rumors spread that Peterson failed a post-fight test after the win over Holt. --Scott Shaffer

Peterson's promoter, Golden Boy, issued the following statement in response: Contrary to earlier erroneous media reports, Lamont Peterson did not fail a post-fight drug test following his successful [IBF 140-pound title] defense against Kendall Holt on Friday, February 22 in Washington, DC.  In fact, Peterson tested negative for all banned substances on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Full Menu as well as human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and luteinizing hormone (LH). "We are very pleased that there has been clarification that Lamont Peterson did not test positive for any banned substances as reported inaccurately earlier today," said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions.  "Today's incident exemplifies the importance of accurate fact checking prior to reporting news.  Golden Boy Promotions looks forward to Lamont Peterson's next fight and furthering his career."



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