Amir Khan, wife Faryal Makhdoom and Anthony Joshua in Twitter infidelity row
Amir Khan and wife Faryal Makhdoom Khan, who have a history of airing their dirty laundry in public, attacked each other on Twitter, with Khan accusing his wife of cheating on him with Anthony Joshuaother sports Updated: Aug 05, 2017 15:45 IST
British boxers Amir Khan and Anthony Joshua became embroiled in an explosive Twitter spat on Friday after Khan appeared to accuse Joshua of having a relationship with his wife.
Khan, who is currently on holiday in Dubai, said he was splitting up with his American wife, Faryal Makhdoom Khan, and suggested she had got together with Joshua.
Joshua, the reigning world heavyweight champion, and Makhdoom both responded by denying the accusations, with Makhdoom accusing Amir Khan of being unfaithful.
“Faryal moved on quick,” Khan wrote on Twitter. “Always mentioned to me how much she wanted to be with another guy, from all people another boxer @anthonyfjoshua.”
In subsequent tweets, former light-welterweight champion continued to air his frustration.
Lol moved up in the weight classes lol. Trust me I ain't the jealous type. No need to send me pictures of the men your talking to #disgusted— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) August 4, 2017
Left my family and friends for this Faryal. I'm not hurt but another fighter. I'm making it public. You getting the divorce #Golddigger— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) August 4, 2017
Mans like Joshua can have my left overs!— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) August 4, 2017
Makhdoom, a model by nature, didn’t miss a chance to hit back.
@amirkingkhan I'm not sure if it's your family tweeting for you. But I'm not the one who been in the papers for cheating 😂— Faryal Makhdoom Khan (@FaryalxMakhdoom) August 4, 2017
Joshua responded by posting a clip of the song ‘It Wasn’t Me’ by Shaggy, in which the protagonist tries to dodge accusations of infidelity.
He also gave his side of the story afterwards.
Bantz aside, I hope you guys can resolve your situation or this is a hack as we have never even met! Plus I like my women BBW #ItWasntMe— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) August 4, 2017
Amir Khan and his wife have a history of airing their dirty linen in public.
Last year Makhdoom, 26, took to another social media forum Snapchat to blast Khan’s family, accusing them of abusing and bullying her.
Amir Khan, 30, responded by telling his wife and family to try harder to get along.
But he and Makhdoom also appeared on British daytime television in January to discuss rumours about his infidelity and a sex tape he appeared in.