Friday, 20 January 2012

It's called interference

There are still suggestions that Mustafa Ameen interfered with the scorecard when Amir Khan fought Lamont Peterson over a month ago. It may be the case that Mr Ameen was really helpful and corrected genuine errors in the scoring by WBA supervisor Michael Welsh during the fight. It may also be the case that something more sinister is going on.

I watched an interview at and Mustafa feels that he should not have been described as a mystery man. Well he was to most people. At around one minute Mustafa categorically denies wrongdoing at any time in his life. On this basis alone I would not trust him. However I will give him the benefit of the doubt. He has done things wrong in his life but forgot about them during the interview. It is easy to pick holes in Mustafa's explanations but you can do that yourself.

The answer does not lie with Mustafa Ameen because he cannot tell us that he has authority to act in the way that he did. The answer does not lie with Amir Khan for the same reason. He simply does not know why Mustafa was assisting Michael Welsh. The answer does not lie with Michael Welsh either so it is no use interviewing him.

The WBA may be able to help but the answer lies with the International Boxing Federation. They should tell us why a man in a hat was assisting the supervisor. Who gave him the ringside seat? Who gave him the authority? If Mustafa's assistance is not authorised then it's called interference.

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