Amir Khan revealed that he and his wife are safe after being robbed in East London.
Boxer Amir Khan revealed that he was robbed at gunpoint in London while walking with his wife, Faryal Makhdoom on Monday. The fighter took to Twitter to make the announcement.
“JUST HAD MY WATCH TAKEN OFF ME AT GUN POINT IN EAST LONDON, LEYTON,” KHAN WROTE.
“I TOSSED THE ROAD WITH FARYAL, LUCKILY SHE WAS FEW STEPS BEHIND ME. 2 MEN RAN TO ME, HE ASKED FOR MY WATCH WHIST HAVING A GUN POINTED IN MY FACE. THE MAIN THING IS WE’RE BOTH SAFE.”
Khan explained what happened during the incident and that they are both safe. The Metropolitan Police released a statement that they were called just after 9 P.M. on Monday night.
“A MAN AGED IN HIS 30S IS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN APPROACHED BY TWO MALES WHO THREATENED HIM WITH A FIREARM BEFORE STEALING HIS WATCH AND FLEEING,” THE STATEMENT READ.
To this point, there have been no arrests made. Police responded to the call and conducted a search following the incident, which did not see any shots fired.
“AN INVESTIGATION HAS BEGUN AND PLACE ARE FOLLOWING A NUMBER OF ENQUIRIES.”
Amir Khan is known for winning a silver medal in the Olympic for Great Britain in 2004 when he was 17 years old. He was a professional fighter crowned world champion winning the WBA light-welterweight title in 2009. Khan last fought in February when he was defeated by Kell Brook.
This was Khan’s first fight since defeating Billy Dib in 2019. He burst onto the scene in 2005 winning his first 19 professional fights. Khan did not suffer a loss until 2008. He held the WBC Silver welterweight title from 2014-2016. In his career, Khan is 34-6 with 21 victories by KO.
This is an ongoing investigation where the police are still looking for the men that confronted Amir Khan before stealing his watch. There will be updates provided once the men are found and arrested.