Former titleholder Amir Khan has been released on bail after his arrest Friday morning on suspicion of two assaults, according to reports. The British fighter has dismissed the situation as "all nonsense" on his verified Twitter account.
THE RING's No. 9-rated welterweight, Khan is alleged to have struck two teenagers who were returning home from a nearby mosque. One of the men suffered a facial injury and the other a wound to his leg, but neither is thought to have been seriously hurt.
Khan has responded rather quickly on his Twitter account, downplaying the incident and saying: "All nonsense please don't believe what you read. I'm home with my family and nobody got beat up."
Greater Manchester Police did not confirm Khan's arrest but issued a statement.
"Just before 1:30 a.m. on Friday, police were called following reports of an assault in Bolton," confirmed a police spokesman. "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."
Khan (29-3, 19 knockouts) was last in action two months ago for a one-sided unanimous decision over ex-beltholder Luis Collazo, whom he floored once in the fourth round and twice in the 10th.