Amir Khan had gun pointed in his face by armed robber demanding ‘take off the watch’ as £71k timepiece stolen

Boxer Amir Khan has revealed how he was confronted by an armed robber who pointed a gun in his face and demanded he take off his watch.

The former world champion said he had his £71,000 Audemars Piguet wristwatch stolen in a terrifying ordeal at his home in Bolton, Greater Manchester, earlier this year.

Speaking to The Sun, Khan said: “I was about to leave for the gym and I heard a knock at the door. I thought it was one of my friends and opened the door to a guy pointing a gun in my face.

“He said ‘take off the watch’. He didn’t take any of my other jewellery, just the watch. I was shocked. I was in total shock and realised I had to cooperate.

“I took off the watch and he just walked off. I was very shaken up. I just kept my composure. I didn’t want to do anything foolish.”

The robber is believed to have escaped with the watch on a motorbike.

Khan, 33, said he reported the incident to Greater Manchester Police and that officers were “really helpful”.

He added: “I thank them for their help. It’s a reminder that these things can happen, even to someone like me.”

The robbery is said to have taken place on an evening in March. No arrests have been made and the investigation is still ongoing.

Khan, who has held world titles in two weight divisions, said he was “lucky” to have not been hurt during the incident.

The former world champion is now focusing on his upcoming fight against Billy Dib, scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia on July 12.

Khan said: “I’m feeling really good and training really hard. I’m feeling as fit as ever.”