Amir Khan Opens Up On Getting Robbed At Gunpoint

Amir Khan

Amir Khan has provided the details of his recent robbery which happened at gunpoint.

Just a few days ago, Khan was robbed at gunpoint and thieves stuck guns in his face and stole his luxury watch, while his wife watched from just a few feet away. He had just finished dinner when he got robbed after leaving the restaurant.

“In the UK, I mean the law is quite strong where hardly anyone, even the police, don’t really carry guns,” Khan said to TMZ Sports. “So, it was quite shocking to see a gun pointed at me. And you could see that they were young. They seemed a bit nervous, and he kept saying to me, ‘take off your watch.'”

According to Amir Khan, he believes someone noticed his watch at the restaurant and called him backup. Once he left the restaurant, the thieves robbed him at gunpoint to take his watch.

“Yeah, definitely. Obviously, I was in a restaurant taking pictures with a lot of people. I’ve never said no for a picture whenever someone wants to come for a picture,” Khan said. “Someone must’ve recognized that watch. I was wearing a really expensive watch which is worth like maybe $100,000. I think that news must’ve traveled a little bit. So, I do think that somehow it was set up. Maybe the news just went to the wrong people, and they knew I had a watch there.

“I’m a fighter. There was a time I thought, he had the pistol and I can just move the pistol to the side and hit him. I know I would’ve hurt the guy.” The only thing that stopped me was having my wife not far from me, behind me. Even if he shot the gun and even if it didn’t hit me, it could’ve hit someone else. So, it was quite shocking to see a gun pointed at me. And you could see that they were young. They seemed a bit nervous, and he kept saying to me, ‘take off your watch.'”

After the robbery, Amir Khan immediately called local authorities and an investigation has been launched. Although Khan did have his watch taken the good news is he wasn’t hurt.

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