After months of back and forth over the validity of the result in the first match, the fighters were in London to finally announce their rematch on May 19 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
The International Boxing Federation has confirmed the ‘mystery man’ accused by Amir Khan of interfering with judges' scorecards in his defeat against Lamont Peterson is not an official of the organisation.
The boxing authority said Mustafa Ameen is neither employed nor a sanctioning official, as had been previously claimed by one of the promoters of the fight.
The 'mystery man' at the centre of the storm surrounding Amir Khan's loss to Lamont Peterson was interrogated by a Team Khan member this week, as he revealed that he will attend a hearing into the fight on January 18.
With both fighters currently training in Los Angeles with coach Freddie Roach for their upcoming fights, Khan said their usually close relationship has become strained by medaling from Pacquiao’s camp.
WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion Amir Khan spent the last few days in Washington DC, at the behest of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, where he was invited to the White House for a dinner to celebrate Eid along with a host of other influential Muslims.
Amir Khan arrives in Washington DC
The verbal sparring between light-welterweight foes Amir Khan and Breidis Prescott ignited again today after Prescott declared he would ‘spit’ in Amir and his father Shah’s faces.
As the light-welterweight unification contest between WBA champion Amir Khan and IBF titleholder Zab Judah enters fight week, the Bolton man has gone into fight mode shutting down all direct communication with the outside world (translate as going off Twitter for a week).
IBF champion Judah refused to field questions from the British press during the call as a protest to the way revenues from the fight was being divided with his promoter Kathy Duva revealing it was due to not receiving any money from the UK pay-per-view.