Lamont Peterson has been stripped of the WBA 140-pound title he won from Amir Khan as a result of his failed pre-fight drug test, according to Golden Boy Promotions' Richard Schaefer. The vacant belt will be on the line when Khan challenges WBC titleholder Danny Garcia on July 14.
Victor Ortiz is expected to receive surgery to repair a broken jaw on Sunday, according to his manager and his promoter.
WBO junior featherweight titleholder Nonito Donaire will pioneer a move for year-round, random drug testing of blood and urine to be conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.
RingTV's Dominic Verdin spoke with former unified junior welterweight titleholder Amir Khan and WBC 140-pound beltholder Danny Garcia after the heated kick-off press conference for thier HBO-televised showdown in Las Vegas on July 14.
Amir Khan got into it with Angel Garcia, the father and trainer of WBC 140-pound titlholder Danny Garcia, at the lively kick-off press conference announcing the British star's HBO-televised challenge to the American beltholder on July 14.
Lamont Peterson should get a life ban and boxing must eradicate drug cheats, says Amir Khan, whose rematch with Peterson was cancelled when the American failed a pre-fight drug test.
Trainer Angel Garcia on his son, Danny Garcia: "If Danny takes advantage of this opportunity and does his thing on July 14, then Amir Khan will be looking up at the lights."
Bob Arum: "Tim Bradley is so confident that it's scary. I mean, he is absolutely 100 percent convinced that he's winning the fight" against Manny Pacquiao on June 9.
Amir Khan will face WBC junior welterweight titleholder Danny Garcia at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on July 14
Tim Bradley: "It feels great to get the fight with Manny Pacquiao. It’s going to feel even better when I beat him. You can take that to the bank."
Former IBF and WBA beltholder Amir Khan will face newly-crowned WBC junior welterweight titleholder Danny Garcia on July 14.
Eleven boxing insiders give their thoughts on Lamont Peterson's and Andre Berto's recent failed drug tests, which resulted in the cancellation of two high-profile rematches, and the sport's challenge of properly screening for performance enhancing substances.
WBC middleweight beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has split with strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza in advance of his June 16 defense against southpaw Andy Lee.
IBF and WBA junior welterweight beltholder Lamont Peterson's camp has requested a June hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission to argue their case for being licensed.
Could WBC 154-pound titleholder Saul Alvarez face former two-time welterweight beltholder Paul Williams, THE RING's No. 8-rated junior middleweight contender, on Sept. 15?
Fans give their opinions on the Lamont Peterson controversy, The Fight Game with Jim Lampley, David Haye vs. Derrick Chisora, the junior middleweight division and mythical matchups involving Floyd Mayweather, in this week's Monday mailbag.
Referee Joe Cooper on December's controversial split-decision victory by Lamont Peterson over Amir Khan: "It came down to the judges...in actuality, I didn't have nothing to do with the fight at all."
WBC junior welterweight titleholder Danny Garcia could make the first defense of his belt against former IBF and WBA beltholder Amir Khan in July in what could become a unification bout if Khan's titles are reinstated in the wake of the Lamont Peterson controversy.
The IBF will not decide whether to strip Lamont Peterson of his title until it reviews medical records. Also, the sanctioning body will not recognize Peterson-Amir Khan as Fight of the Year.
Lamont Peterson's positive drug test will be among the subjects addressed in the debut of Jim Lampley's "Fight Game" on HBO on Saturday night.
Amir Khan eyes return to the ring on July 7 or July 14 in the wake of his canceled return bout with Lamont Peterson.
"Don't be so quick to judge me. Let the facts come out first," says Lamont Peterson, who does not believe he should be stripped of the IBF and WBA junior welterweight belts he won from Amir Khan in December.
Lamont Peterson was injected with testosterone before his title fight with Amir Khan because his levels were abnormally low, according to the physician who treated him.
Lamont Peterson has admitted to taking a banned substance but claims it was for medical reasons and had nothing to do with the outcome of his first fight against Amir Khan, which he won last December.
IBF and WBA junior welterweight titleholder Lamont Peterson has tested positive for a banned substance in advance of his rematch with Amir Khan on May 19.
Lamont Peterson on his upcoming rematch with Amir Khan: "If it comes down to a knockout, then I'll win by knockout. If it's a decision, then I'll be winning a decision. I just know that I'll control the figtht all the way."
IBF super middleweight beltholder Lucian Bute's title defense against Carl Froch in the challenger's hometown of Nottingham, England, will air live on Sky Sports on May 26.
American heavyweight title hopeful, Seth Mitchell, held an open workout on Wednesday in Clinton, Md., in advance of his clash with Chazz Witherspoon on April 28.
Lamont Peterson on Olympic style drug testing: "Make it mandatory. Eventually, I think that it should be mandatory for every championship fight. I'm trying to be part of the movement to get that done."
Lateef Kayode's cruiserweight bout with former light heavyweight titleholder Antonio Tarver is to headline a Showtime-televised, quadruple-header from the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., on June 2.
Seth Mitchell and Chazz Witherspoon, who fight on April 28, were both high school athletes who earned college scholarships before graduating with degrees in criminal justice and pharmaceuticals, respectively.
"God has given me my skills back," says Zab Judah, who believes himself ready to challenge the winner of Lamont Peterson vs. Amir Khan, or Danny Garcia, who recently beat Erik Morales for the WBC junior welterweight title.
Former WBA/IBF junior welterweight champion Amir Khan says that his desire to silence skeptics influenced his decision to accept the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency's (VADA) involvement in his upcoming rematch with Lamont Peterson.
Tim Bradley: "Any day, week or month of the year, you can come and drug test me. It's all natural over here with Tim Bradley. Natural. God-given talent."
Freddie Roach spoke to RingTV.com regarding Manny Pacquiao's recent developments, as well as drug-testing issues surrounding Amir Khan and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr's next move.
Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan spoke to RingTV's Dominic Verdin about their first fight, their anticipated HBO-televised May 19 rematch, and what might come after their second showdown at their recent press conference in Los Angeles.
Lamont Peterson had good offers for other fights after beating Amir Khan last December, but the new WBA/IBF 140-pound titleholder accepted an immediate rematch with Khan - on May 19 in Las Vegas - to give fans what they wanted.
Adrien Broner could defend his WBO junior lightweight belt on the May 19 undercard of the rematch between Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan before fighting in front of his hometown fans in Cincinnati on Aug. 18.
Sky Sports ringside commentator Jim Watt lamented the bad streak that continued for UK fighters after Sergio Martinez's 11th-round knockout of Matthew Macklin, but he's picking Amir Khan to break it.
Amir Khan on drug testing: "I'm probably one of the first fighters in our camp ... to say, 'look, I want to do random drug testing.'"
Amir Khan was in New York on Friday to support Matthew Macklin in advance of his fellow Brit's challenge to THE RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez on Saturday.
Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan will begin their three-city press tour next week, visiting London, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.
Lamont Peterson on the rematch with Amir Khan: "I can do better. I think that I can wind up with a cleaner victory, and possibly, a knockout."
Saul Alvarez wants the winner of the Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto fight if he gets beyond Shane Mosley on May 5.
Heavyweight Seth Mitchell will pursue his 23rd consecutive victory against Chazz Witherspoon on the undercard of the rematch between Bernard Hopkins and Chazz Witherspoon on April 28.
Who is next for Adrien Broner? "For me, it really don't matter. I'm ready for whoever," said the fighter. "Whoever wants to fight, just sign on the dotted line, and that's whose behind I'm kicking."
Tim Bradley's prediction that Devon Alexander would dominate Marcos Maidana turned out to be true, and now Alexander's trainer, Kevin Cunningham, is offering his own prediction: that Bradley will defeat Manny Pacquiao.
Ken Hershman ran down an HBO lineup that includes fights such as Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Miguel Cotto, Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley, Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson II, Lamont Peterson-Amir Khan II, Sergio Martinez-Matthew Macklin, and Brandon Rios-Yuriorkis Gamboa.
Adrien Broner: "For Eloy Perez, this is the biggest night of his life. For me, this is just another night of boxing. For me, it's just the same s--t, different toilet."
Juan Manuel Marquez says Tim Bradley has the skills to compete, but does not have the power to defeat Manny Pacquiao.
Lamont Peterson on the rematch with Amir Khan: "When I beat him this time, he won't have anything to complain about."
Amir Khan: "Lamont Peterson and his people were really playing hard to get. To me, I don't think that they really wanted the fight. To me, they were afraid to take the fight."
Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan have inked their names on the dotted line for an HBO-televised rematch on May 19 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.
Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley have agreed to terms to fight on June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Manny Pacquiao's advisor, Michael Koncz: "Our counter offer to Floyd Mayweather was a $50 million guarantee, plus the overage on the pay per view would be split 45 percent to 55 percent, with the winner getting 55 percent."
Manny Pacquiao against Tim Bradley may be close to being finalized, Juan Manuel Marquez-Lamont Peterson could be in the works, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. chides Pacquiao as he preps for Miguel Cotto.
Floyd Mayweather will fight WBA junior middleweight titleholder Miguel Cotto in his next bout on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. could announce his next opponent during a Wednesday licensing hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Andre Berto's rematch with Victor Ortiz was officially called off by Showtime, Golden Boy Promotions and Lou DiBella Entertainment.
Miguel Cotto is game for a clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr. if a rematch with Manny Pacquiao does not happen.
Bob Arum still insists that Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao is a priority for November, but he's come up with a contingency plan that would pit the winners of Pacquiao-Bradley and Marquez-Peterson against each other in the fall.
Trainer Freddie Roach believes that his "On Freddie Roach" reality series on HBO is "raising awareness" about Parkinson's disease.
"I'm more on the level of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao than those other guys," says Paul Williams, but he's not expecting a phone call from either any time soon.
Manny Pacquiao's advisor says "We have not closed the door on Floyd Mayweather" as he meets with Bob Arum in Las Vegas over Pacquiao's next opponent.
Miguel Cotto's advisor on Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao: "We have discussed with both parties the possibility of a fight."
Floyd Mayweather on his telephone conversation with Manny Pacquiao: "He asked about a 50/50 split and I told him no, that can’t happen, but what can happen is you can make more money fighting me than you have made in your career."
WBA officials are concerned for the well-being of scoring official Michael Welsh, who has not been heard from in the weeks since he worked ringside at last month's Lamont Peterson-Amir Khan title bout.
Bob Arum on the telephone conversation between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao: "Obviously, they're the fighters, so it's good that they're talking."