Boxer Amir Khan said of his gun robbery, “I was worried my children would grow up without a father.
The 36-year-old former world champion was handed a £72,000 watch at gunpoint in London.
wife FarialThe man who was with him said, “We thought we were both going to die.”
victim Amir Khan revealing how he turned his head in fear during the ordeal at gunpoint.
of the Amir Light welterweight reflexes kicked in as he feared the gunman would pull the trigger.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun on Sunday, he revealed: . . Children could grow up without a father, and Farial would raise them on his own.
“Your life flashes in front of you. I don’t want to see the
Amir He handed over a £72,000 diamond encrusted watch that he had purchased to celebrate winning the battle.
Scared Farial, 31 years old I ran out onto the road and screamed for help.
The robbers fled in a car and the watch was never found.
“I thought I was going to die on the spot,” Faryal said yesterday, fearing the couple would become the target of a coordinated attack.
The couple are now spending more time at home in Dubai as they feel that “the England we love is no longer a safe place”.
On April 18, 2018, two men admitted to being involved in the robbery.
On Friday, two others were acquitted of charges of acting as spotters.
Amir and Farial I had dinner with my friend Omar Khalid at the Sahara Grill in Leighton, East London.
The boxer posed for a selfie with a fan, and CCTV showed him leaving at 9:10 p.m.
As the couple were walking towards the car, a masked gunman Dante Campbellthe 20-year-old jumped out of his silver Mercedes coupe, pointed his weapon at Amir’s face and yelled, “Take off your watch!”
Amir, father of eight-year-old Ramasa, four-year-old Alaina, and three-year-old Muhammad Zabyar, recalled yesterday: I could see under the barrel.
“I remember looking back at where my wife was. She was back on the road and yelling, ‘Help me!’
“At the time, I didn’t know what he wanted. I thought maybe this was a prank. I took my watch off and he grabbed it.”
Amir I was shopping in Knightsbridge while Farial was doing a photo shoot.
I visited during Ramadan, when they serve halal steak, and spent about an hour eating and taking pictures with fans.
Recalling this ordeal, Amir said:
“Usually she walks in front of me, so I know I’m safe.
“But for some reason she didn’t make it through that night — a good thing in retrospect.
“The shooter told me to take off my watch, so I took it off and he grabbed it.
“It happened so quickly that I was registered the next day. It makes you think, life is so short.
“Then people said, ‘I should have fought them.’ Are they stupid? I have a family. Just a watch. My life means more to me.”
“When I have children, I make taking care of them a priority. I am the breadwinner for my family. I might have tried.”
Amir added: It caused a big scene and people recognized me.
“Being robbed at gunpoint happened to me and I was very embarrassed.
“I got into Omar’s car and turned the corner because I didn’t want to go near the area.
“We did a 30-minute interview in a police car. I told them what happened and how it happened.”
Amir and Faryal then returned to their central Mayfair hotel room. Londonwhere she was in a flood of tears.
Boxer added: I sat with her and said okay. Watches are materialistic.
“She said, ‘What if the children were with us? What if they shoot and kill you? The children love you very much, you are a good father to them, they I will miss you.
“I slept badly that night. It was like sleeping the night before a game. I was so nervous.”
Yesterday it was revealed that Amir is next month’s star I’m A Celebrity South Africa Special — after appearing on the show in 2017.
he is currently based dubai However, I return to England for a week once a month for charity and television work.
Since the attack, he has been paying UK security £600 a day.
BoltonBorn Amir says: “The UK is no longer a safe place.
“It’s like living in Mexico. I’m staying in Dubai, I’ve built my career, I’ve won fights, I’ve got money, I just want to be safe.”
Amir also accused London’s labor mayor Sadik Khan“London has become very dangerous since he came to power. He needs to pull his finger out and do something about it.”
Regarding the impact of the robbery, he added:
“She’s always on my back and says, ‘Make sure you have security with you.
“I remember walking outside Harrods a few months after the robbery.
“It was about 5 or 6 p.m. and I had a bag with a T-shirt in it. I thought, ‘Oh, it’s dangerous for me to walk.’
“A man asked me to take his picture. He was always happy to do so, but I was very nervous.
Amir bought a stolen watch — a Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph — after his win over American welterweight Devon Alexander in December 2014. Las Vegas.
Amir says: It was quite sentimental. I got it as a reward for myself after winning. ”
Two weeks before the robbery, he stopped paying an insurance premium of £15,000 a year on a watch worth around £600,000.
He had paid premiums for 10 years and was relieved that he had never been targeted before.
Farial, who married Amir in 2013, said of the ordeal:
“Amir seemed to be laughing and I think he thought he was a fan.
“Suddenly, I saw a gun… I was on the phone with my best friend and started screaming, ‘Help, help, help!’
“I ran into the road thinking I would rather be hit by a car than get shot.At the time I thought someone set us up. I thought, “Does Amir have enemies?”
“I was afraid someone would shoot me in the back while I was running. It was really, really scary.”
Farial added: It took me months to get over it.
“After the incident, we sorted out the suicide note and the trust in the children. It was a big wake-up call.”
She said it brought her and Amir closer.
“We can appreciate each other more.
“He is the love of my life, my husband and the father of my children.
“If I lose him, I don’t think I’ll ever get over it.”
Police chase suspect
Police asked for help in finding Hamza Kurane, who wanted to ask questions about the raid.
The alleged spotters Nurul Amin, 25, and Ismail Mohamed, 24, were released from the robbery conspiracy on Friday after a two-week trial.
Gunman Dante Campbell, 20, and crony Ahmed Bana, 25, admitted to conspiring to commit robbery and possessing fake firearms.
they are later executed.
The jury was shown a CCTV film of Amir’s ordeal.
He told Snaresbrook Criminal Court: I have been in the toughest situation, but this is another thing. This is really scary. ”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/21836367/amir-khan-feared-children-robber-pointed-gun/ I was afraid my children would grow up without a father because the robber pointed a gun at me.