#sports activities Amir Khan regrets losing Anthony Joshua as a friend after accusations of an affair with his wife
Amir Khan reveals his remorse at losing Anthony Joshua as a friend after publicly accusing him of having an affair with his wife when he noticed a message on her telephone – and admits he was a ‘dangerous particular person’
- The Bolton fighter took to social media to publicly accuse his ‘friend’ in 2017
- Joshua denied the allegations after Khan claimed he despatched a message to his wife
- Khan admitted on Gary Neville’s Overlap podcast that ‘nothing ever occurred’
- The 41-year-old revealed he grew to become ‘too egocentric’ and made ‘a lot of errors’
Amir Khan has revealed he now deeply regrets accusing Anthony Joshua of having an affair with his wife and losing a good friend – admitting his fellow boxer had accomplished nothing improper.
Khan mentioned he was going via numerous issues in his private life when he simply ‘flipped’ and overreacted to seeing a innocent message from the heavyweight fighter to his wife Faryal Makhdoom.
Bolton fighter Khan sparked a sensation when he tweeted in 2017 to say he was getting a divorce and accusing his wife of being a ‘golddigger’, writing: ‘So me and the wife Faryal have agreed to separate. I’m at the moment in Dubai. Wish her all the most effective. Faryal moved on fast. Always talked about to me how a lot she wished to be with one other man, from all folks one other boxer @AnthonyFJoshua.’
But now Khan has admitted to Gary Neville on the previous Manchester United footballer’s Overlap podcast it was a horrible mistake that he nonetheless cannot perceive.
Khan, 35, mentioned: ‘I used to be within the papers for loopy stuff – messing about with ladies, chilling out with this woman, chilling out with that woman. I used to be going via a bit of a mad time myself. I wished to go away my wife then.
‘I had the issue with Anthony Joshua which I really feel actually dangerous for as a result of on the finish of the day I put him within the firing line for no purpose.
Amir Khan admits he regrets accusing ‘friend’ Anthony Joshua of having an affair with his wife
Khan (centre) publicly accused Joshua (proper) of the affair on Twitter again in 2017
‘I imply he was a friend of mine and since then we have by no means spoken.
‘So I misplaced a good friend via that as properly.’
Asked if it nonetheless will get to him, he replied: ‘Yeah. The man did nothing improper and I type of caught it on him actually.’
The 35-year-old accused Joshua after the heavyweight despatched a message to Khan’s wife (proper)
Asked if he is aware of now why he did it, he mentioned: ‘No. What occurred was, so my wife – me and her weren’t speaking – and she or he despatched a message saying “look so many fighters messaging me”.
‘And as a result of she confirmed me a message of Anthony Joshua saying hello to her or one thing, I misplaced it.
‘I mentioned “Who the hell’s he, saying hi to my wife”, regardless that he was cool with me.
Khan suffered a technical knock-out defeat in his 2022 grudge match in opposition to Kell Brook
‘Maybe he was simply being respectful, all he was was being respectful. Nothing ever occurred.
‘I simply flipped out on everybody.
‘And all my mates have been “are you mad, you just tweeted something”.
‘But he is a good man. Even his personal private pals have been calling me.
‘I used to be like “no, don’t want to talk to you guys”.
He later introduced his retirement from boxing in May with a file of 34 wins from 40 bouts
‘I needed to come via that troublesome patch as a result of at the moment after I wanted folks’s assist they weren’t there for me.
‘So I wished to then do issues myself my means. I turn into too egocentric. I began making a lot of errors.
‘I began turning nasty – turning into a dangerous particular person actually. It was by no means me and I used to be by no means joyful with myself doing all these items.
Khan and wife Faryal Makhdoom featured in a actuality collection known as “Meet the Khans”
‘I used to be actually upset deep down. I used to be damage and I used to be in a very, very dangerous place at the moment.’
In his notorious tweet accusing Joshua, Khan additionally wrote: ‘Lol moved up within the weight lessons lol. Trust me I ain’t the jealous kind. No have to ship me photos of the lads you are speaking to #Disgusted.
‘Left my household and pals for this Faryal. I’m not damage however one other fighter. I’m making it public. You getting the divorce #Golddigger. Mans like Joshua can have my leftovers!’
Joshua instantly denied the allegations, merely tweeting the identical day a video from Shaggy’s well-known music ‘It Wasn’t Me.’ And when requested by a fan this yr if there was any fact in it, Joshua joked: ‘Honestly I did not. With all of the accusations round me title I want I did.’
Joshua denied the allegations on the time and reiterated his place when requested in 2022