Fears Amir Khan was targeted after he was seen with £72,000 watch on Instagram before he was robbed at gunpoint

Fears Amir Khan was targeted after he was seen with £72,000 watch on Instagram before he was robbed at gunpoint

AMIR Khan may have been targeted for his £72,000 watch at gunpoint after robbers saw it on Instagram, it is feared.

The boxing champ, 35, has posted several photos wearing the 19 carat rose gold time piece, among other expensive watches.



A fan posted a picture on Instagram with him while he was out shopping in Oxford Street yesterday.

Another post on the social media site showed him wearing it at a charity bash the night before.

It was also seen in a Ramadan post earlier this month and he wore it in a picture in Dubai in August.

Other posts show him wearing several other luxury watches.

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Khan is known to be into the accessories and has owned expensive makes including Rolex, Breitling, AP and Franck Muller.

He bought himself a Richard Mille RM32 watch, writing in October 2020: "Not often I treat myself."

But it is feared armed robbers may have specifically targeted him after seeing the pictures.

Police confirmed officers are following a number of enquiries.

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Khan was left absolutely terrified after being robbed at gunpoint by the two thugs on a night out with wife Faryal, 30.

They held a gun to his head and made him hand over his watch last night in Leyton, East London, he revealed.

He said he was crossing the street when they ran up to him, pointed a gun in his face as his wife stood a few steps behind.

They snatched the £72,000 Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph before speeding off in a car.

An eyewitness told The Sun the Olympic medallist boxer was shaken up by the ordeal.

The witness said of the robbers: “They were not hanging around. They got straight into the car and fled.

“Amir had enjoyed a lovely evening with his wife and had been shopping earlier in the day.

“It raises real fears he was a deliberate target. It’s extremely serious.

“He was left absolutely terrified.” 

Last year footballer Jesse Lingard's watch was stolen from his dressing room while he was playing for West Ham.

And in 2020 Dele Alli was battered by knife-wielding robbers who burst in an stole watches and jewellery.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Police were called at 21:15hrs on Monday, 18 April 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.

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“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.”



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