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Mystery Man Admits He Helped Correct Khan-Peterson Card
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'Mystery man' Mustafa Ameen has admitted he did get involved with the scorecards during Amir Khan's controversial defeat by Lamont Peterson on December 10 but claims he was simply helping to correct mistakes.

Ameen's unexplained involvement at ringside recently became the latest in a line of complaints from Englishman Khan following his split decision loss in Washington, which saw the local fighter snatch his WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles.

Ameen had been unidentified at first before being named by promoter Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy. The IBF admitted he was loosely affiliated to them but insisted was not carrying out any official duties on fight night.

Yet Ameen - who denies any wrongdoing - has admitted today he did get involved with WBA supervisor Michael Welsh.

"I noticed one error and a subsequent error. I assisted him in correcting it without touching anything," he told BBC Sport.

"I happened to look down, I believe at the end of the third round, I looked down and I saw Mr Welsh's score," said Ameen.

"I saw, I believe, it could have been nine, nine and nine - which is 27 all day long. There was an error. It might have been 26 or 28 but he was off by a point or two.

"I happened to look down and I said 'Michael, nine times three is 27'. He said 'oh my God' and corrected himself.

"And he said 'I'm not feeling well this evening, thank you very much'."

Tags: Amir Khan , Khan vs Peterson , Khan-Peterson , Lamont Peterson


 

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comment by Leohappy, on 01-19-2012
[QUOTE=Money_May]:haha: :haha: exactly my point in my earlier post. Guy is attempting to save face[/QUOTE]who cares? welsh's card has about as much merit as yours or mine. he was sitting there as a WBA supervisor and not an official judge. and i read he scored it a DRAW ... so much about robbery ...

comment by Money_May, on 01-19-2012
[QUOTE=Makaaveli]This is priceless - Mike Costello, BBC boxing commentator "World title fights are scored on a system called the 10 point must. "That means each judge must give the winner of each round 10 points, with the opponent getting nine points or lower if the round was one sided....

comment by Dirk Diggler UK, on 01-19-2012
[QUOTE=jmmfan]Right. I hate Khan as a person, he's a disgraceful, unintelligent whiner. I watch boxing from a neutral standpoint though, and from that I can say Khan has decent skills behind a great body. What I saw, as a boxing fan, was a gassed out and running Khan get beat, not by much but sti...

comment by Dirk Diggler UK, on 01-19-2012
[QUOTE=jmmfan]Right. I hate Khan as a person, he's a disgraceful, unintelligent whiner. I watch boxing from a neutral standpoint though, and from that I can say Khan has decent skills behind a great body. What I saw, as a boxing fan, was a gassed out and running Khan get beat, not by much but sti...

comment by jmmfan, on 01-19-2012
[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK]And neither are you, right? :op:[/QUOTE] Right. I hate Khan as a person, he's a disgraceful, unintelligent whiner. I watch boxing from a neutral standpoint though, and from that I can say Khan has decent skills behind a great body. What I saw, as a boxing fan, was a gassed...

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