Boxing Star Amir Khan Knocks Out Would-Be Car Thieves, Becomes New Chuck Norris

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 9, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09:  Amir Khan poses during his press conference to announce his upcoming fight with Carlos Molina on October 9, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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The Telegraph (h/t Off the Bench) reports that boxer Amir Khan was about to have his car robbed by an armed gang before the former world champion turned to his training and personally KO'd one of the thugs.

Um, that's a little too close to the plot of Con Air to be real. But there's more.

Reportedly, Amir and his brother Haroon fended off the rest of the armed gang—which totaled six men—by simply boxing their way out.

Apparently, the brothers were about to head back home after a night out and found a pack of thugs blocking Amir's £100,000 Range Rover. 

Here is what a bystander had for us.

One (of the men) slapped Amir and clipped him on the lip but Amir pulled back and knocked him out cold.

Then five of them went for Amir and Haroon but they stood their ground and these guys got dropped one by one. 

There is no more awesome statement attributed to the action than, "these guys got dropped one by one."

Of course, this was hardly the route Khan should have taken. His father expressed as much, via Off the Bench.

Asked yesterday how his hands were, Khan smiled and showed his undamaged fists to a packed news conference in London. “They are fine,” said Khan, although he refused to comment further on the event. His father, Shah Khan, was not impressed by the incident. “I’ve told them it takes a bigger man to walk away. Let them have the car,” he said.

Despite their boxing pedigrees, Khan and his brother were very lucky. There is no telling what an armed gang could have done if the same circumstance played out on a different night.  We could very well be talking about something very somber at the moment. 

With that said, we have to give much praise for Khan sending away nefarious villains like we have seen in so many movies. This goes as a warning to any would-be thieves. You never know when you are going to rob an absolute badass.