May 3, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Amir Khan celebrates his victory against Luis Collazo following their fight at MGM Grand. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Amir Khan arrested on charges of alleged street fighting


Amir Khan is one of the fastest rising stars of the boxing world, although that rise may be coming to a brief halt as he was arrested on Friday on charges that he was allegedly involved in a street fight with two teenagers, according to a report from Bolton News.

BOLTON boxing sensation Amir Khan has been arrested after allegedly attacking two teenagers in a street assault.

The 27-year-old former world champion and Olympic silver medallist was arrested in the early hours of this morning after an incident in Russell Street, Heaton, as his alleged victims were returning from a nearby mosque.

Shortly after the arrest, a representative for Khan issued a statement confirming the incident.

A spokesman from Tangerine PR, which represents Khan, said: “Amir Khan was arrested on suspicion of common assault in the early hours of Friday July 4. Amir has since been released without charge on bail pending further enquiries. At the stage we are unable to comment further on this matter.”

In the original report from Bolton News, Khan apparently pulled up next to a group of teenagers in his Mercedes, and as the incident escalated, the 27-year-old champion pulled the famous, “Don’t you know who I am?” card, and they were off from there.

I his most recent bout, on the undercard of Mayweather vs. Maidana, Khan wowed the American boxing fans with his dominating win over Luis Collazzo, improving his record to 29-3.

With that win, there were some that believed he was next in line to face Mayweather, but those hopes were all but dashed as, later that evening, Marcos Maidana gave Mayweather all he could handle, setting up an imminent rematch this year.

But for now, before he looks toward his next bout, he needs to get this legal situation in order.

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