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Although only a middling boxer, Amir Khan is a menace in the streets

Brittle bloke Amir Khan was arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting two teenagers as they were returning from a mosque on Friday in Bolton.

Amir Khan, a Pakistani-British boxer who at 17 became the youngest Englishman to win an Olympic medal, is only an adequate professional.
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Although details remain sketchy, the 27-year-old Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) reportedly caused minor wounds to a pair of 19-year-olds.

"Officers attended Russell Street and discovered two 19-year-old men had been assaulted. Their injuries are not serious," said a police spokesman. "A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two section 47 assaults."

Khan, who has a long history of finding trouble removed from the ring, successfully managed to fight off armed thugs trying to steal his expensive Range Rover in October 2012.

Inside the squared circle, following a 13-month absence, Khan moved up to welterweight and universally outscored tough Puerto Rican Luis Collazo on May 3.

Khan floored the 33-year-old Collazo (35-6, 18 KOs) in the third and twice in the 10th to win by counts of 119-104, 119-104 and 117-106.

Still, despite the landslide outcome, “King Khan” again proved to be a human chandelier and was nearly rendered unconscious by Collazo in the eighth round.

To his credit, Khan persevered and showed much faster hands, good movement and power.

Shelved this summer while observing Ramadan, “King Khan” is too fragile and will never overcome his notorious glass jaw.

However, against untrained hooligans, Khan is something of a badass.

Thus, a middling pugilist, perhaps Amir Khan should retire as a prizefighter and only scrap in the streets.

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