Amir Khan has welcomed the WBA’s decision to reinstate him as its light-welterweight champion following his controversial loss to Lamont Peterson.
The Briton lost his WBA and IBF belts in a hotly-disputed loss to Peterson last December. Khan raised a number of grievances surrounding the result and was further vindicated when Peterson tested positive for synthetic testosterone before their scheduled May rematch.
Khan will now put the title on the line in a unification bout with WBC champion Danny Garcia on Saturday. “Justice has been done,” Khan said.