Boxer Amir Khan robbed at gunpoint in east London for £71k watch 1 month ago

Boxer Amir Khan robbed at gunpoint in east London for £71k watch

'He asked me for my watch while having a gun pointed in my face'

Amir Khan has told how he had a "gun pointed in my face" during a robbery in east London.

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The former champion boxer was out with his wife, Faryal Makhdoom, in Leyton, when he was confronted by two men who stole his £71,000 diamond-encrusted Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph timepiece.

The 35-year-old tweeted about the ordeal on Monday, saying: "I crossed the road with Faryal, luckily she was a few steps behind me. 2 men ran to me, he asked for my watch while having a gun pointed in my face."

The Olympic silver medallist continued: "The main thing is we're both fine."

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Police arrived and searched the area but the men had fled in a getaway car along High Road, Leyton around 9.15pm.

Makhdoom, 30, later shared pictures of the watch including its serial number in a bid to “find out who’s done this”.

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In reply to Khan's tweet, fellow Olympic boxer, Anthony Fowler, said he was living "there until a few weeks ago, full of absolute scumbags, I couldn't leave the house without some form of confrontation".

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Khan last fought in February when he was stopped by rival Kell Brook.

At the time, Khan said the fight could be his last.

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