Former boxing world champion Amir Khan has update his social media handle on Monday night that his watch was stolen by the thieves, who pointed a gun at his face. Khan, who was out with his wife, said: “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
The boxer, 35, is a British-Pakistani Muslim with a tremendous record of 34 wins out of 40 fights.
The Metropolitan Police said they were investigating after being called to an incident in Leyton on Monday night.
“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,” the Metropolitan Police said.
“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.”