Amir Khan’s social media accounts were not hacked – as reported on Friday, the former super-lightweight king has confirmed.
Rumors Khan had been the victim of a prank filled the internet after the Bolton man accused world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua of having an affair with his wife.
Joshua took to Twitter himself to deny the claims, which many thought were not directly made by Khan.
In a SnapChat post late on Friday, Khan indeed confirmed he himself made the allegations.
“Everything you saw on social media today, it is real,” revealed Khan.
“Obviously me and Faryal have both decided to move on – well, I’ve decided to walk away.
“Nothing’s been hacked and obviously it’s just a tough time we both have to go through.
“We have to both move forward because it’s not healthy for any of us and I’m just not happy with the way I get treated by her and everything else.
“So look, I wish her every best for the future and I’m in Dubai at the moment and I’m doing some training and stuff but I don’t want you guys to worry.
“I am staying strong and I just want to say a big thank you for all your support.
“But yeah, what’s done is done. Everything I posted on social media today was true,” he added.
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Making light of the situation, Joshua posted ‘bantz’ in response, alongside a video of Shaggy’s ‘It wasn’t me’ and a denial he’d ever met Khan’s wife in the flesh.
Khan has been out of the ring since May 2016 and has promised fans he will be back in action by the end of the year.
With a messy split on the way, Khan may well need every penny he can get.