Amir Khan robbed of Watch at Gunpoint

Amir Khan has revealed that he was robbed of his watch at gunpoint while out with his wife Faryal Makhdoom in London.

Amir Khan robbed of Watch at Gunpoint f

"he asked for my watch whilst having a gun pointed"

Amir Khan has revealed he had his watch robbed at gunpoint while on a night out in London with his wife Faryal Makhdoom.

The 35-year-old was in Leyton, East London when he claimed to have been confronted by two men, one of whom demanded he hand over his watch while pointing a gun at his face.

Amir took to Twitter to share details of the ordeal.

The former world champion confirmed that both he and his wife were unharmed.

Amir wrote: “Just had my watch taken off me at gunpoint in East London, Leyton.

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

“Two men ran to me, he asked for my watch whilst having a gun pointed in my face. The main thing is we’re both safe.”

The incident happened just before 10:30 pm on April 18, 2022.

Amir offered no further details on the robbery.

Police said they were investigating after being called to an incident on High Road.

In a statement, the Met Police said:

“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.”

This is not the first time that Amir Khan has been targeted by armed thieves.

In 2018, he opened up on an incident in 2012 in which he fought off an armed gang who were trying to steal his £100,000 Range Rover.

He said at the time:

“It was really scary because I knew my life was on the line.”

“When you are in a situation like that you have to react quickly or you are going to get hurt. There were about 20 guys, all with metal bars.

“I remember the first guy swinging this metal stick at my head but luckily he missed.

“He tried a second time and I countered him. He was out cold. Then another guy came at me but I was able to tackle him as well.

“Then the three of us [Amir, his boxer brother Haroon and another man] drove off as fast as we could.

“People might say I was a coward for running away but I am happy I did, because I am still here. Those guys were big and out to hurt me.”

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”

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