Amir Khan was arrested on suspicion of assault in the early hours of Friday morning after police had responded to reports in his native Bolton, England.
As reported by the Manchester Evening News, the famed British boxer is alleged to have been involved in a dispute with two teenagers in the streets of his hometown. Khan was arrested at the scene, with official word citing "two section 47 assaults".
The Telegraph reports that his alleged victims were on the way back from attending a nearby mosque. The 27-year-old was taken in for questioning by local authorities but was later released on bail until July.
The following comes from an official police statement relating to the event:
"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 statement concluded.
The case remains active at this point as police continue to investigate the incident, as such Khan is on bail until July.
Khan representatives respond
Khan is represented by Tangerine PR, and they responded soon after the news had become public with their own statement:
"Amir Khan was arrested on suspicion of common assault in the early hours of Friday July 4.
"Amir has since been released without charge on bail pending further enquiries. At the stage we are unable to comment further on this matter.”
Another spokesman for Khan believes that the case will soon be dropped.
"It was a minor incident and we're expecting the case to be dropped against Amir," he told The Telegraph.
At present the boxer himself is yet to comment on the incident and that is likely to remain the case as he allows the legal authorities to gather information. Khan did however post a picture to his official Instagram account prior to the incident showing he and friends eating out at a shisha bar in Preston.
Amir Khan has in recent times spoken of his desire to fight one of the big names in boxing, listing the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. as potential opponents in the future.
There had been talk of a possible fight against the latter in 2013 with suggestions of a September 2014 date. However, with Khan adhering to Ramadan in the run up to the autumn month that idea was shelved.
It remains to be seen whether Khan gets the opportunity to fight the American in the coming months, but for now he is facing up to accusations of using his fists outside of the ring.
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