Lamont Peterson is no longer the World Boxing Association Junior Welterweight champion. The WBA returned the title back to former champion Amir Khan and Khan can put that title on the line against WBC titleholder Danny Garcia on Saturday, July 14 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Peterson is now considered a "Champion in Recess" until the WBA reevaluates the situation. Peterson still holds the IBF version of the 140-pound title.
Speaking of that July 14 card, it will have some Beltway representation. Salisbury, MD middleweight Fernando Guerrero will be in the 10-round supermiddleweight co-feature bout against Jose "Stinger" Medina of Tilton, NH. Guerrero (23-1, 18 KO's) has won two straight since his June 2011 loss to Grady Brewer. Medina (17-10-1, seven KO's) is coming off a 12-round majority decision loss to Bronco McKart on April 28.