Congratulations are in order for Amir Khan who appears to have succeeded in persuading the World Boxing Association to order an immediate rematch  against Lamont Peterson following his controversial points defeat in Washington DC last month.

Khan claims that he unfairly lost his WBA and IBF titles to Peterson after a mystery man – now apparently identified as IBF official Mustafa Ameen – was seen “interfering with” a WBA official.

Judges George Hill and Valerie Dorsett scored the fight 113-112 in favour of Peterson, with Nelson Vasquez giving the bout to Khan 115-110. But Hill’s card looked to have originally given the seventh round to Khan and contains amendments that resulted in Peterson taking it 10-8.

The breakthrough for Khan follows his impressive use of Twitter to expose the irregularities and win popular support for his demands for a re-match.

– BY JOHN GUBBA

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whO WAS MYSTERY MAN AND WHY was Hill’s scorecard alterered?

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