Former light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan has told how he escaped serious injury when the car he sat stationary in was hit by a drunk driver in America yesterday afternoon.
The 26 year-old Briton, who is reportedly in negotiations to fight the world’s best fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. next May, posted a video immediately after the incident and is seen talking to police who arrested the culprit.
‘King Khan’ complained of pains in his neck and back and was told by trainer Virgil Hunter to rest rather than continue his journey to the gym where he had been heading when the incident happened. The Bolton fighter was shaken, but luckily came out of the smash unscathed. Police are now handling the matter.
Bolton-born Khan last fought in April when defeating Julio Diaz in Sheffield and recently cancelled a proposed world title challenge against IBF welterweight king Devon Alexander.
“(I got) Hit by a drunk driver on the way to the gym. Police are here and arrested the man. Back (and) neck hurts. He hit us while we was parked full speed. No sparring or gym today. Virgil told me to rest,” explained Khan on his Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Click here to view Khan’s video: http://instagram.com/p/gW45GHgnrD/
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