Mystery Man Disappointed With Khan's Appeal Withdrawal

By Mustafa "Mystery Man" Ameen

I voluntarily came forward to testify in the IBF hearing on the Amir Khan-Lamont Peterson title bout which was supposed to be conducted Wednesday in Newark.

After arriving in New Jersey, I was disappointed to hear that Khan promoter Golden Boy had withdrawn its demand for such a hearing as to the controversial Dec. 9 title bout in Washington, DC.

You may recall that I was subjected to completely false allegations and innuendo as to my conduct at this event.

I was ready to put the facts into the record, under oath at the hearing, but now I won't have that chance.

Briefly, here are the facts as to my involvement in this matter:

1. I never did anything illegal or even unprofessional while I was seated in the officials section at ringside.

2. I was properly admitted and credentialed for the event by the promoter after a request from the IBF. I have long been associated with the IBF in terms of assisting boxers who need a hand up and not a hand out. My efforts on behalf of such boxers with the IBF have always been done voluntarily and I have never received a single dollar for this work. In fact, I pay all my own expenses as to air travel and anything else in this activity. I do it because I love boxing and boxers.

3. I never tampered with, changed or altered any official scorecard before, during or after the Khan--Peterson title bout.

4. The WBA supervisor, Philadelphia CPA Michael Welsh, was seated next to me in the officials or technical zone and he told me he was feeling quite ill at ringside. He thanked me for handing scorecards over to him and helping him add them up. I merely double checked his addition at his request. I did this at his request but, again, I never altered or changed any marking made by any judge as to any single round or rounds or to any judge's total scoring.

5. I never communicated during the bout with any of the three judges, all of whom were seated on a completely different side of the ring than the side Mr. Welsh and I were on. I did not use hand signals, smoke signals, notes or any gestures to communicate with any judge.

6. As an IBF offical, duly credentialed and admitted, I was in the ring when it was announced that Lamont Peterson had won. I was happy for Peterson and his manager Barry Hunter. I would have been in the ring and just as happy had Mr. Khan been named the winner. It was an excellent bout, highly competitive and good for the sport I love.

7. Allegations made by Freddie Roach, Khan's trainer, about me being "kicked out" of USA Olympic boxing training centers are completely false. I represent USA 2012 London Olympics heavyweight hopeful Michael Hunter (no kin to Barry Hunter) and Roach has seen me with Michael many times at various training facilities. I have never 'buzzed" any other boxer, amateur or professional. I feel that Mr. Roach has slandered me and I fully expect an apology from him for those false allegations.

8. I have been around boxing since the halcyon days of my friend, Muhammad Ali. I am quite friendly with respected people such as Manny Steward and the Klitschko Brothers. Michael Hunter and I have been involved in training camps with the Klitschkos and great trainer Steward. Another of my longtime friends in boxing is the highly respected Larry Hazzard, the former New Jersey boxing commission leader.

9. I will continue to work diligently, honestly and in a way that brings credit to boxing as I have always done.

I am no "Mystery Man." And I did nothing wrong.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by gingeralbino on 01-19-2012

[QUOTE=devildg;11683788]tell the idiot Mystery Man his 15 minutes of fame are up and he should go back to what he's been doing before[/QUOTE] u mean wagering huge amounts of money on the outcome of the fight as the 12th rd…

Comment by Body Movin' on 01-19-2012

[QUOTE=visionary247;11681624]Khan has almost succeeded in turning Mustafa Ameen into a scapegoat as he conveniently drops his complaints about the two points deductions and his 5hitty performance in the ring.[/QUOTE] real sh[COLOR="Black"]i[/COLOR]t man.

Comment by Body Movin' on 01-19-2012

[QUOTE]i did not use hand signals, smoke signals, notes or any gestures to communicate with any judge.[/QUOTE] i like this man's humor. :lol1: [QUOTE=1q3er5;11683785]WOW did not hear about a note being passed to all 3 judges ? is this true.…

Comment by devildg on 01-18-2012

tell the idiot Mystery Man his 15 minutes of fame are up and he should go back to what he's been doing before

Comment by 1q3er5 on 01-18-2012

[QUOTE=lfc19titles;11681596]you are a joke mystery man, how dare you handle the official scorecard which has been shown, and what was the note you passed to all of the judges? you are a cancer to the sport of boxing and fixes…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (12)
Top Headlines David Haye: In 2017 I Will Be Heavyweight Champion - I Know It! De La Hoya To Critics: I Strongly Feel Canelo-Golovkin Will Happen Taras Shelestyuk Aims To Follow Gold Path of His Olympic Mates Brandon Rios a Free Agent, No Longer a Top Rank Fighter Katie Taylor Mulling Pro Move, Heading To Eddie Hearn? Fenech: Mundine-Green II is Bullsh*t Fight - Must Be Stopped! Nonito Donaire: I Want The Frampton vs. Santa Cruz Winner Next! Jack Doesn’t Take Much From DeGale’s Tough Fight with Medina Joshua's Fight Will Land on Showtime - Price, Jennings or Molina Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia Could Air on CBS in Prime Time George Foreman: Joshua Could Be Become an All-Time Great Andy Lee Wants Tough Fight, Gennady Golovkin Showdown Carl Frampton: I'll Beat Leo Santa Cruz Even More Convincingly! Jack: DeGale is Very Tough, I’ll Win and Be Best at 168 Arthur Abraham Out Of Martin Murray Rematch In Monte Carlo Craig Cunningham Heading To 154 After Shocker Over Ogogo Photos: Juanma Grinds Hard For Wilfredo Vazquez Grudge Fight Denis Shafikov vs. Richard Commey Set, Heading To Russia Broner vs. Granados on Feb. 11, Thurman vs. Garcia on March 4 Badou Jack vs. James DeGale Unification Set For January 14 Hosea Burton vs. Frank Buglioni Lands on Anthony Joshua Card Claressa Shields Pro Debut Finalized For Kovalev vs. Ward PPV Payano Eyes December Return in Quest For Second Title Reign Jason Sosa Embraces Smith Defense, Eyes Three Fights in 2017 Arum Apologizes To King For Post-Presidential Debate Vegas Spat Felix Verdejo is Very Eager To Get His Hands on Terry Flanagan Bob Arum on The Possibility of Miguel Cotto vs. Timothy Bradley Abel Sanchez: Ponamarev Likely Back on Lomachenko vs. Walters Bryant Jennings Ready To Step In, Face Anthony Joshua on 12/10 Dereck Chisora: Dillian Whyte is Nothing - I Will Stop Him! Vernon Forrest - Third Man Has Been Convicted in His Murder Pacquiao Feels Brunt of Long Flight, Takes Off From Training Marquez: If Canelo Trades With Golovkin - He's Committing Suicide! Lucas Browne Finds Himself in Limbo After Klitschko's Injury Andre Ward Aims To Set The Record Straight With Sergey Kovalev Video: Joe Smith Jr. Very Pumped To Face Bernard Hopkins Haye Explains Why Anthony Joshua-Eric Molina is Next - Not Price Marrero vs. Zambrano Talks Progress As Purse Bid Looms Klitschko's Manager Says Unfinished Contract Led To 2017 Jump Video: Oscar De La Hoya on Schaefer's Return, Hopkins, More

Latest Active Forum Threads