Anthony Joshua accepts Amir Khan's apology after he admits there is no truth to affair allegation

NIGERIAN-born world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has accepted an apology from fellow boxer Amir Khan who had accused him of having an affair with his wife during divorce proceedings.


Khan and his wife are going through a bitter divorce and in response to a claim, the boxer accused his wife of having an affair with Joshua. Khan’s wife, Faryal Makhdoom, had earlier written publicly that her husband was misled into accusing her of having an affair by fake screenshots of messages between her and Joshua.


A week on from a Twitter row in which they announced that they had split, Faryal said the whole thing was a misunderstanding. The pair’s respective softer stances marked a shift from the angry spat that broke out between the boxer and his estranged wife last week, when they announced their split in a series of increasingly furious tweets.


This morning Joshua Tweeted saying: “Apology accepted,” bringing the bizarre row to an apparent conclusion.


Joshua was responding to a tweet by Khan that said: “Glad all is cleared up and all lies. I got angry like any man would. No truth to it. Good to know. All the best.”


Faryal said that he screenshots sent to Amir were fake and her husband thought Joshua and her were speaking when they have never even met. She added that anger took the better of him and he tweeted away without thinking there was absolutely no truth to it.


Joshua brushed aside the affair claims when they emerged last week, writing: “Bantz aside, I hope you guys can resolve your situation or this is a hack as we have never even met. Plus, I like my women BBW.”