Amir Khan reinstated as WBA champ

Updated: July 11, 2012, 10:51 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Although England's Amir Khan lost his last fight, he will walk into the ring for his bout with junior welterweight titleholder Danny Garcia with a belt of his own.

The WBA on Wednesday announced it has stripped Lamont Peterson and reinstated Khan as its 140-pound "super" titleholder, which means the fight with Garcia on Saturday night (HBO, 11 ET) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas will be to unify Khan's title with Garcia's WBC belt.

"This decision was taken after the positive doping ...

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