We believe the correct information is now out there. IBF Junior Welterweight champion Lamont Peterson tested negative for all banned substances on the World Anti-Doping Agency list as well as for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and luteinizing hormone (LH).
According to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com, it was, in fact, Kendall Holt that tested positive for HCG after Holt lost to Peterson on February 22 at the DC Armory. As reports said earlier, HCG is a female fertility drug that can be used to restart testosterone production. When former Los Angeles Dodgers player Manny Ramirez used it, he claimed it was used to lose weight. Rafael's article also revealed that HCG's presence in the body can be an indicator of cancer.
“We are very pleased that there has been clarification that Lamont
Peterson did not test positive for any banned substances as reported
inaccurately earlier today,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy
Promotions in a statement “Today’s incident exemplifies the importance of accurate
fact checking prior to reporting news. Golden Boy Promotions looks
forward to Lamont Peterson’s next fight and furthering his career.”