Mendoza: Khan deserves rematch over fight scandal
Friday, January 6, 2012
LONDON (AP) -- The vice president the World Boxing Association says Amir Khan deserves a rematch against Lamont Peterson after fresh questions were raised about the legitimacy of the American's victory in their light-welterweight title fight.
The WBA is studying images of an unidentified man accused by Khan of interfering with the judges and leaning over WBA supervisor Michael Welsh during the fight in Washington on Dec. 10.
WBA's Gilberto Jesus Mendoza says the man in question is unknown to his organization and that "there were a lot of things that make this fight controversial." He says it would be the "right decision at the moment" if a rematch is ordered.
Khan lost the fight on a split decision after being docked two points for pushing.