The “Aberdeen Assassin” said yesterday that he needed to learn how to control his temper after he was fined for stamping on a man’s head.
Lee McAllister, the former two-weight Commonwealth boxing champion, was speaking after he appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and admitted assaulting Donald Simpson on August 24.
The court heard the 31-year-old had been out drinking with friends at Champs bar, on Chapel Street, when Mr Simpson started drunkenly to provoke the boxer.
Fiscal depute Anne Macdonald said the victim had been told by door stewards at the pub that he was too drunk to enter, so he remained outside.
The court was shown a DVD of the incident which showed Mr Simpson trying to throw punches in McAllister’s direction as he left the pub.
At first the sportsman walked away from Mr Simpson with his friends. However, the complainer then lunged at McAllister before door staff pinned him to the ground.
Mr Simpson was held while they waited for police to arrive – but seconds later McAllister walked past and stamped Mr Simpson once on his head.
After watching the footage, Sheriff Graham Buchanan said the stamp did not seem to have had any force to it.
Solicitor Graeme Morrison, representing McAllister, said that ever since his client became known to the public as a sportsman he had attracted unwanted attention on nights out.
He said many people try to challenge him when they are drunk and that, on this occasion, he succumbed to the provocation.
Sheriff Buchanan told McAllister he needed to learn what to do in situations like these in future.
He said he accepted it had been a “mere gesture” towards Mr Simpson and that, if McAllister had intended to injure his victim, he would have done. He fined him £750.
Speaking after the case, the single father of two said he was “sorry for being so stupid” and that he would learn to walk away from similar situations in future.
McAllister, who has one previous conviction for assault, racked up 35 wins, nine by knock-out, in a professional career spanning more than a decade.