Khan retains title hopes
Amir Khan hopes he can reclaim the WBO and IBF light-welterweight titles following Lamont Peterson's failed drugs test.
The pair were set to meet for a rematch in Las Vegas on May 19 after Khan lost the titles to the American in December in a split decision loss.
However, Peterson has since failed a drugs test and has been stripped of the titles, although he is trying to prove the failed test was not as a result of wrong-doing, and the showdown on May 19 has been cancelled.
Khan now hopes the titles will be awarded to him before his next fight, or that he will be able to fight for the vacant titles when he next steps into the ring.
"I want those titles back," said Khan. "I'm hurt by what has happened. He has said he was taking a banned substance before we fought.
"That has proved that he is a cheat and was cheating when we fought each other in December.
"Now the Nevada Commission have taken the licence off Lamont Peterson. So I think they will put the titles on the line whoever I fight next.
"Otherwise, our last fight could be declared a no-contest and we might get the titles back."