Amir Khan will have the chance to reclaim his WBA light-welterweight title after it was revealed that Lamont Peterson had been stripped of the belt following his positive drugs test.
The Bolton fighter will face WBC champion Danny Garcia in Las Vegas on July 14 in what has now become a unification bout following the decision to remove Peterson as champion.
Khan was due to face Peterson in a rematch but the American tested positive for synthetic testosterone and there where immediate calls for the WBA and IBF to strip him of his titles.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO RIchard Schaefer revealed that he had sent letters to both the WBA and IBF asking for Khan to be reinstated as the champion.
"I’ve gotten verbal confirmation that the WBA is going to have Amir fight for the WBA title, so that’s that," Schaefer told RingTV.com. "As it relates to the WBC, we already know that the fight is also going to be for the WBC title, so their fight will definitely be for two belts."
As of yet the IBF has not made a decision on whether to strip Peterson of the title, but should they made the same decision then Khan could be fighting for three world titles.