Amir Khan arrested for alleged street assaults

04/07/2014 22:28

Former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KO’s) was reportedly arrested in the early hours of Friday morning on suspicion of two assaults on the street in Bolton.

A statement from Greater Manchester Police reads: "Just before 1.30am, police were called following reports of an assault in Bolton.

"Officers attended Russell Street and discovered two 19 year old men had been assaulted. Their injuries are not serious.

"A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two section 47 assaults. He has been released on bail."

A spokesperson for Khan confirmed that he had been arrested: "Amir Khan was arrested on suspicion of common assault in the early hours of Friday 4 July. Amir has since been released without charge on bail pending further inquiries. At the stage we are unable to comment further on this matter,"

If charges are pressed and assault is proven, Khan could lose his license to box.

Khan is hoping to challenge Floyd Mayweather for the unbeaten American's WBA and WBC titles, after outpointing Luis Collazo in an impressive performance  on the undercard of the same bill Mayweather beat Argentinian Marcos Maidana on points in a title fight in Las Vegas in May.