See you in court! Mystery man threatens to sue Khan over scorecard accusations
Mustafa Ameen, the mystery man embroiled in controversy over Amir Khan’s defeat to Lamont Peterson, plans to sue the former world champion.
Khan accused Ameen of interfering with the scorecards as he lost his WBA and IBF titles in Washington DC in December.
But the ‘man in the hat’ has hit back and demanded an apology from the British light-welterweight.
Controversy: Amir Khan could face legal action if he does not apologise
‘Amir Khan is going to have to apologise because I’m already in the process of litigating this,’ Ameen told Sky Sports News.
‘I’m in discussions with some of the most successful legal firms in Britain regarding the slander, the libellous statements, made against me by Amir Khan and other individuals in the press.
‘I will give Mr Khan an opportunity [to apologise] prior to me reaching the point of no return, and filing a law suit.
'My name is Mustafa Ameen. I can
categorically rule out any wrongdoing in my life, criminally. I don’t
work at it, that’s who I am. I'm an honest, forthright individual.'
Ameen has been accused of interfering
with WBA supervisor Michael Welsh’s scorecard but claims he simply
pointed out an inaccuracy.
Mystery man: Mustafa Ameen (left) was accused of interfering in the fight
He added: ‘I saw a mathematical error. I can’t remember which rounds, it was the early ones. I noticed that Mr Welsh had made a mathematical error and I informed him of that. He agreed and corrected himself.
‘It’s immaterial what Mr Welsh had [on his scorecard], it would have had no impact on the fight.’
Ameen went on to say that Welsh was unwell on the night of the bout.
'There didn’t seem to be anything unusual about the way the he was feeling but at some point he told me he wasn't feeling well.
'I don’t know exactly what that meant. I took it to be true because I know Mr Welsh is a certified public accountant. He can count circles around 99 per cent of us.
'He doesn’t need me for basic maths but on that night I assure you he made several mathematical errors.'