It’s been a busy day for Golden Boy Promotions. There was the arrest of Robert Guerrero at JFK airport, and also rumors and reports circulating that Lamont Peterson failed a post-fight drug test after his bout against Kendall Holt. Golden Boy has released an official statement, and is adamant in the matter that Peterson did not fail any test. Take a look.
Contrary to earlier erroneous media reports, Lamont Peterson did not fail a post-fight drug test following his successful IBF Junior Welterweight World Championship 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.”
A second drug test failed for Peterson certainly would have been a damning blow. We’ll see if there’s anything else to this story in the coming days.