Amir “King” Khan and his younger brother, Haroon, successfully managed to fight off armed thugs trying to steal the former titlist’s expensive Range Rover last Monday morning in Birmingham, England.
A witness to the incident detailed to the Sun how the Khan tandem embarrassed the quintet of petty scumbags with their combined four fists
"These guys tried to jump Amir and his brother but they picked on the wrong blokes. They parked their car in front of the Range Rover. At least one had a [weapon]. One slapped Amir and clipped him on the lip but Amir pulled back and knocked him out cold,” said the witness. "Then five of them went for Amir and Haroon - but they stood their ground and these guys got dropped one by one. They left these men with cuts and bruises but all they were doing was defending their property."
The Khan brothers father, Shah, was understandably not pleased that his children chose to brawl in the streets with wannabe gangsters.
"You should walk away, turn away," Shah Khan told the Birmingham Mail. "It takes a bigger man to not get involved. But they are OK and everyone is OK."
The 25-year-old Khan (26-3, 18 KOs), a Pakistani-British boxer who at 17 became the youngest Englishman to win an Olympic medal when he captured silver as a lightweight at the 2004 games in Greece, relinquished his WBA world light welterweight belt in July by suffering a brutal fourth round TKO loss to WBC light welterweight champion “Swift” Danny Garcia at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
After being battered by Garcia (24-0, 15 KOs), “King Khan” hired reigning Boxing Writers Association of America trainer of the year Virgil Hunter and has agreed to battle substandard Mexican Carlos Molina on December 15 at a venue to be determined.
Khan, who had worked with International Boxing Hall of Famer Freddie Roach since 2008, became one of the most youthful British world champs ever at the age of 22.
Regardless of the famed Brit’s past exploits, Khan is a human chandelier who can be knocked onto Queer Street at any given moment in a scrap.
Shah Khan is undoubtedly correct that "You should walk away, turn away.”
Nevertheless, Amir Khan, with the help of his tough 20-year-old sibling, finally showed testicular fortitude by refusing to forfeit his SUV and leaving “these men with cuts and bruises.”
Congratulations are sent across the pond to “King Khan!”