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Khan knocks out thugs who tried to steal his car

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Amir Khan was involved in a brawl in Birmingham © PA Photos
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Amir Khan gave an unexpected demonstration of his power when he fought off thugs trying to steal his car in Birmingham.

An armed gang set upon Khan and his brother Haroon, 20, and tried to steal the world champion's £100,000 Range Rover in the early hours of Monday morning.

The group attempted to block the pair's path by using a 4x4 vehicle, but Khan and his brother, who will make his professional boxing debut early next year, fought back before fleeing the scene.

A witness to the incident told the Sun: "These guys tried to jump Amir and his brother but they picked on the wrong blokes.

"They parked their car in front of the Range Rover. At least one had a [weapon]. One slapped Amir and clipped him on the lip but Amir pulled back and knocked him out cold.

"Then five of them went for Amir and Haroon - but they stood their ground and these guys got dropped one by one. They left these men with cuts and bruises but all they were doing was defending their property."

However, the pair failed to impress their father Shah, who lambasted them for taking the gang on.

"You should walk away, turn away," Shah Khan told the Birmingham Mail. "It takes a bigger man to not get involved. But they are OK and everyone is OK."

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