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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 Joshua

other sports Updated: Aug 05, 2017 15:45 IST
British boxers Amir Khan (left) and Anthony Joshua are fighting, not in the boxing ring but on Twitter -- the issue revolving around Khan’s wife Faryal Makhdoom (right).
British boxers Amir Khan (left) and Anthony Joshua are fighting, not in the boxing ring but on Twitter -- the issue revolving around Khan’s wife Faryal Makhdoom (right).(Getty Images)

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.

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“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.

Makhdoom, a model by nature, didn’t miss a chance to hit back.

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.

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.

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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.