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BOXING – Former world champion Amir Khan reveals he was robbed at gunpoint

Former world boxing champion Amir Khan revealed on Tuesday that he was robbed at gunpoint in London on Monday. Khan, 35, said he


Former world boxing champion Amir Khan revealed on Tuesday that he was robbed at gunpoint in London on Monday.

Khan, 35, said he and his wife Faryal were fine after the incident, in which two men with a gun stole a watch from him.

“My watch has just been stolen in a pistol assault in East London, Leyton,” the boxer wrote on Twitter.

“I crossed the street with Faryal. Fortunately, she was a few steps behind me. Two men ran up to me and asked for my wristwatch with a gun pointed at my face. The main thing is that we are both okay,” he explained.

A statement from the London Metropolitan Police confirmed that “a call was received at 9.15pm on Monday 18th April from High Road, Leyton”.

“A man in his thirties was attacked by two men who threatened him with a firearm before stealing his watch and fleeing. No shots or injuries were reported,” the text added.

“The police have launched an investigation. Until now there have been no arrests,” he concluded.

Amir Khan, a former holder of the WBA and IBF light welterweight belts, was defeated by compatriot Kell Brook in Manchester in February.