Updates from Monday, July 7
Sky Sports News reports that the assault allegations against Amir Khan have been dropped:
Allegations of assault against Amir Khan from incident on Friday morning have been withdrawn #SSN— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 7, 2014
British boxing star Amir Khan was reportedly arrested after an incident where he allegedly injured two men following a confrontation in Heaton.
Miranda Newey of the Bolton News reports that neither of the victims were seriously hurt, with injuries to a cheek and a leg, according to police. They were apparently acquaintances of the boxer, although a direction connection was not established.
The report included comments from a witness:
Amir was saying don't you know who I am, I am AK.
We have always looked up to him as a role model with him being a Muslim and successful.
It is going to cause tension in the community. He is a world champion, an adult, the people involved are aged 19.
Sky Sports News provided an update on the situation:
Amir Khan released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of two assaults. More on #SSN.— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 4, 2014
No further details about the nature of the incident or the charges was provided.
Khan last fought in early May when he defeated Luis Collazo by unanimous decision to become the WBC Silver and WBA International Welterweight champion. It marked with third straight victory to bring his career record to 29-3.
He's been mentioned as a potential opponent for undefeated and current pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. It's too early to tell whether this situation will have any impact on the possibility of him landing that bout later this year or in 2015.
Once further details are released it should paint a clearer picture about how it will affect Khan moving forward. That said, putting himself in a position where this type of negative attention would result is a mistake to begin with, even if it only ends up being minor.
The Bolton News report notes Khan was previously arrested in 2006 after an accident that resulted in an injury to a pedestrian. He was fined and banned from driving for six months as a result.
More information about the current incident will be provided as it becomes available.