BRITISH boxing legend Amir Khan says he “misplaced a great good friend” after he publicly accused Anthony Joshua of getting an affair along with his spouse.
The couple later reconciled, and AJ has at all times denied the allegations made towards him.
And former world champion Khan has now spoken of his remorse for the best way he publicly known as out Joshua.
The Bolton-born star admitted him and Joshua have “by no means spoken” since he the accusations.
Talking concerning the incident on Gary Neville’s The Overlap, Khan confessed: “I had the issue with Anthony Joshua which I really feel actually dangerous for as a result of on the finish of the day I put him within the firing line for no cause.
“I imply he was a good friend of mine and since then we have by no means spoken. So I misplaced a great good friend by means of that as nicely.”
When requested whether or not not talking to AJ nonetheless affected him, Khan replied: “Yeah. The man did nothing mistaken and I type of caught it on him actually.”
Khan stated him and now spouse of 9 years Faryal have been “not speaking” on the time of the accusations in 2017.
Explaining the incident, he stated: “What occurred was, so my spouse – me and her weren’t speaking – and he or she despatched a message saying ‘look so many fighters messaging me’.
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“And since she confirmed me a message of Anthony Joshua saying hello to her or one thing, I misplaced it.
“I stated ‘Who the hell’s he, saying hello to my spouse’, though he was cool with me.”
Khan went on to say “nothing ever occurred” between Joshua and Faryal, who he has three youngsters with – Lamaisah born in 2014, Alayna in 2018, and Muhammad in 2020.
He stated on AJ: “Possibly he was simply being respectful, all he was was being respectful. Nothing ever occurred.
“I simply flipped out on everybody. And all my mates have been ‘are you mad, you simply tweeted one thing’.
“However he is a pleasant man. Even his personal private pals have been calling me. I used to be like ‘no, do not wish to speak to you guys’.
Talking of his remorse, Khan added: “I turn out to be too egocentric. I began making a whole lot of errors.
“I began turning nasty – changing into a foul individual actually. It was by no means me and I used to be by no means proud of myself doing all these things.”
In 2017 Khan took to social media to publicly accuse his spouse of getting an affair in a collection of tweets.
He wrote: “Lol moved up within the weight lessons lol. Belief me I ain’t the jealous kind. No have to ship me photos of the boys you are speaking to #Disgusted.
In one other, he wrote: “Left my household and pals for this Faryal. I am not harm however one other fighter. I am making it public. You getting the divorce #Golddigger.
Whereas one stated: “Mans like Joshua can have my leftovers!”
Khan retired from boxing earlier this 12 months following defeat to Brit rival Kell Brook.
Joshua in the meantime is ready to return to motion on December third in a mouthwaterimg conflict towards Tyson Fury.
The 32-year-old confirmed this morning that he has AGREED phrases with the Gypsy King for a blockbuster showdown.