Amir Khan has apologized to Anthony Joshua, after accusing the heavyweight champion of sleeping with his estranged wife, Faryal Makhdoom.
In an explosive Twitter rant last week, Khan, 30, astonishingly claimed he was leaving his wife Faryal over her alleged affair with Anthony Joshua.
The Nigerian-born British heavyweight champion denied the allegation, writing on Twitter that he and Faryal hadn’t even met. But that didn’t stop Khan from insisting his marriage was over.
However, Makhdoom on Friday morning stated that pictures sent to her husband of her supposed conversation with Joshua were “fake.”
“I’ve been quiet for some time . . . because I myself didn’t know what’s going on,” Makhdoom said.
“Everything that’s going on is just not right and a complete misunderstanding.
“The screenshots sent to Amir were ‘fake’ and Amir thought Joshua and I were speaking . . . when we have never even met.
“Anger took the better of him and he tweeted away without thinking there was absolutely NO truth to it.
“It’s all cleared up with both teams now and again, there was NOTHING like that going on.”
Khan hasn’t fought since losing in the WBC world middleweight title fight to Saul Alvarez in May 2016, but promised to return to the ring soon.
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) August 11, 2017
Apology accepted https://t.co/VluDAsPhh0
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) August 11, 2017