Amir Khan Robbed At Gunpoint While With Wife In London, Describes Terrifying Ordeal
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Amir Khan has described the terrifying ordeal after being robbed at gunpoint while with his wife in London.
Khan, who was in attendance for Conor Benn's fight in Manchester last Saturday, said the robbers held a gun to his head and made him hand over his luxury watch.
Telling his fans on social media, the 35-year-old says two men approached him after crossing the road in Leyton.
At the time of the incident, his wife, Faryal, was stood a few steps behind the former world champion boxer.
Khan's £72,000 Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph was snatched by the thugs who fled the scene in a car.
On Twitter, Khan wrote: "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."
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. 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.— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) April 18, 2022
An eyewitness told The Sun: "They were not hanging around. They got straight into the car and fled.
"Amir had enjoyed a lovely evening with his wife and had been shopping earlier in the day.
"It raises real fears he was a deliberate target. It’s extremely serious.
"He was left absolutely terrified."
Before the robbery, Khan was pictured with a fan while shopping in Oxford Street.
He was also wearing the watch during a charity function at the Grosvenor House Hotel the night before.
Khan hasn't fought since his defeat to Kell Brook in February.
He's teased another fight despite talks of retirement following his defeat to Brook.