Former world champion Amir Khan says he has been robbed at gunpoint

The 35-year-old posted on Twitter saying he and his wife Faryal were safe after the incident.

By Press Association Published: 19 April 2022 - 9.05am

Former world champion Amir Khan has said he was robbed at gunpoint in London on Monday evening.

The 35-year-old posted on Twitter saying he and his wife Faryal were safe after an incident in which he was confronted by two men in Leyton, with his watch being stolen.

Khan tweeted: “Just had my watch taken off me at gun point in East London, Leyton.

“I crossed the road with Faryal, luckily she was few steps behind me. Two 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.”

Police confirmed an investigation had been launched.

A statement from the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at 2115 on Monday, April 18 to High Road, Leyton.

Amir Khan (left) in action against Kell Brook in February (Nick Potts/PA).
Amir Khan (left) in action against Kell Brook in February (Nick Potts/PA)

“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. There were no reports of any shots fired or any injuries.

“Police responded and conducted an area search. At this very early stage there have been no arrests. An investigation has begun and police are following a number of enquiries.”

Khan, the former WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion, was beaten by fellow Briton Kell Brook via a sixth-round stoppage in Manchester in February.

That was the sixth defeat of a professional career featuring 34 wins, 21 by knockout.

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