LONDON (AP) — Lamont Peterson’s manager has accused Amir Khan of being a sore loser in the wake of the British boxer’s loss to the American in a light-welterweight title fight.
Khan lost his IBF and WBA belts to Peterson on a split decision after being docked two points for pushing in the Dec. 10 fight in Washington. He’s appealing the scoring and questioned the presence of a “mystery man” distracting judges at ringside.
The IBF says Mustafa Ameen will explain why he was near the judges at a hearing next week.
Barry Hunter, who is also Peterson’s trainer, says in a statement that Khan “blames everyone and everything but his performance and lack of ability” and says his rival’s claims are “boldly false.”
Hunter says Khan’s camp is “trying to spin the media as some form of retaliation.”