Bolton-born boxer Amir Khan reveals how he called David Cameron when he was refused a visa to travel to the US on September 11 last year.Read the full story ›
Amir Khan wants a fight with Floyd Mayweather but Eddie Hearn has told him the smart cash is in a domestic grudge clash with Kell BrookRead the full story ›
Amir Khan's plans to travel to America this weekend have been halted after his visa application was declined.
The 27-year-old was due to fly to Las Vegas to attend Floyd Mayweather's fight with Marcos Maidana on Saturday, and had used his Twitter account to advertise promotional duties he would be carrying out while there.
His bid to do so was thwarted, though, with the welterweight saying his visa application had been declined.
Visa to America was declined after i had it approved a week ago. Was looking forward to the fight. Means I'm still in England.
It was reported that Khan had asked Prime Minister David Cameron for assistance.
Khan has had difficulties travelling to America before. In 2010 he had to train in Canada after visa delays, while in 2011 he claimed he was held in Los Angeles customs for over two hours because he is a Muslim.
The Bolton fighter is eager to be present at Mayweather's rematch with Maidana, as he attempts to persuade the world's number-one pound-for-pounder boxer to give him a 2015 fight.
Claims former world champion boxer Amir Khan assaulted two youths in his hometown of Bolton last week have been dropped, Greater Manchester Police have said.
The 27-year-old two-time world champion and Olympic silver medallist was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning over two allegations of common assault.
He had been released on bail pending further enquiries but today police confirmed no further action will be taken after the allegations were withdrawn.
A spokesman for Mr Khan described the incident as "a misunderstanding between Amir Khan and two other youths".
He added: "On Monday July 7, Amir was notified by the police that the allegations against him had been withdrawn and the matter would not be pursued any further."
On Friday, police arrested the former two-time champion and light welterweight and questioned him for several hours
He was released on bail the same day.
Boxer Amir Khan has tweeted that he is home with his family adding that "nobody got beat up". He was arrested over an alleged assault allegation.
All nonsense please don't believe what you read. I'm home with my family and nobody got beat up
Amir Khan is "expecting the case to be dropped" after he was arrested in connection with an assault, a spokesperson for the boxer said.
"It was a minor incident and we're expecting the case to be dropped against Amir," they said. "We're expecting to formally hear that from police on Monday morning."
The 27 year old was alleged to have been involved in an dispute with two 19-year-old men who both suffered minor injuries.
Police have confirmed that a 27-year-old man, believed to the boxer Amir Khan, was arrested in Bolton in the early hours of this morning following reports of an assault:
Just before 1.30am on Friday, 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.
The boxer Amir Khan has been arrested in connection with an alleged street assault in his hometown Bolton, the Manchester Evening News has reported.
The 27-year-old was reportedly involved in an dispute with two 19-year-old men who both suffered minor injuries in the alleged incident.
The paper cited Khan's representatives, Tangerine PR, as saying that the boxer had been arrested on suspicion of common assault and released on bail pending further enquiries.
British boxer Amir Khan beat his American opponent Luis Collazo on points in Las Vegas and has now set his sights on a future bout with the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather.
The judges scored the fight 117-106, 119-104 and 119-104 in the Bolton boxer's favour leaving open the possibility of a future fight with Mayweather - who also won last night at the MGM Grand.
Khan, who is unlikely to fight the unbeaten boxer in September because it is close to the Muslim fasting period of Ramadan, said after his fight: "I really believe I have the style to trouble Floyd Mayweather."
British boxer Amir Khan has tweeted his support for former world heavyweight champion David Haye after the 33-year-old underwent re-constructive surgery on his shoulder.
Haye has been told to "seriously consider" ending his 11-year boxing career after the surgery.
@mrdavidhaye retires from boxing after having a shoulder operation and being told not to fight again. All the best bro. Always a champ.