Boxer Amir Khan had his $90,000 watch stolen at gunpoint while out with his wife, Faryal Makhdoom, in London.

“Just had my watch taken off me at gunpoint in East London, Leyton. I crossed the road with Faryal, luckily she was a few steps behind me,” Khan shared on Twitter. “Two men ran to me, he asked for my watch whilst having a gun pointed in my face. The main thing is we’re both safe.”

“Police were called at 2115 on Monday, April 18 to High Road, Leyton. 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. There were no reports of any shots fired or any injuries,” the Metropolitan police confirmed that an investigation had been launched. “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.”

The British fighter won lightweight silver at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and is a former unified light-welterweight champion; he suffered a harsh defeat to Kell Brook in February and said retirement was “something to think about.”

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