Boxing - Khan denies assault reports

Amir Khan has moved to quash reports that he was involved in an incident which led to a man being arrested on suspicion of assault.

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Media reports earlier in the day suggested that the former World champion had been arrested on suspicion of assaulting two men in Bolton.

The Greater Manchester Police would not confirm that it was Khan who had been arrested but they did issue a statement on the incident.

"Just before 1.30am on Friday 4 July 2014 police were called following reports of an assault in Bolton," the statement read.

"Officers discovered two 19-year-old men had been assaulted. Their injuries are not serious.

"A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two assaults and has been bailed until mid-July pending further enquiries."

However, 27-year-old Khan took to Twitter to quickly play down the reports.

He said: "All nonsense please don't believe what you read. I'm home with my family and nobody got beat up."

Khan is hoping to challenge Floyd Mayweather Jr. for the unbeaten American's World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council titles.

Mayweather beat Argentine Marcos Maidana on points in a title fight in Las Vegas in May and on the undercard of the same bill Khan outpointed American Luis Collazo.

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