Amir Khan Says He Was Robbed of Watch at Gunpoint; Alleged Suspects Caught on Video

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVApril 19, 2022

England's Amir Khan, right, during the second round of a WBO world welterweight championship boxing match against Terence Crawford Sunday, April 21, 2019, in New York. Crawford won the fight. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

Boxer Amir Khan said on Twitter that he was robbed at gunpoint Monday night in London:

Amir Khan @amirkingkhan

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.

He was with his wife, Faryal Makhdoom, at the time, but they are both safe.

Makhdoom shared surveillance footage of the alleged attackers on her Instagram story, via TMZ Sports

"Seems like a set up to me," she wrote on Instagram. "Considering we didn't even post where we were."

They also posted a picture of the Franck Muller watch that was taken in case it turns up later.

"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," Metropolitan Police said in a statement, via Matias Grez of CNN. "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."

Khan is a former WBA and IBF champion and also had high-profile title fights against Canelo Alvarez and Terence Crawford in recent years. After nearly three years out of the ring, he returned to face Kell Brook in February but suffered a sixth-round knockout.