Amir Khan: Boxer says he was robbed at gunpoint in London

“I just had my watch taken at gunpoint in East London, Leyton,” Khan tweeted.

“I crossed the road with Faryal, fortunately she was a few steps away from me. Two men ran up to me, he asked for my whist watch, putting a gun in my face. Most importantly, we’re both safe.”

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement sent to CNN that they were called just after 9 p.m. Monday to Leyton in east London.

“A man in his 30s was allegedly approached by two men who threatened him with a firearm before stealing his watch and fleeing,” the statement said.

“There have been no reports of any shots or injuries. The police responded and searched the area. There were no arrests at this very early stage.

“An investigation has been launched and the police are conducting a number of investigations.”

Khan last fought in February when Kell Brook defeated him by stoppage in Manchester.

Now 35, Khan won an Olympic silver for Great Britain in 2004 at the age of 17 and became a world champion as a professional after winning the WBA welterweight title in 2009.

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