- Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer
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Former unified junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan was arrested in his hometown of Bolton, England, on Friday, allegedly for assault on two teenagers, and released shortly thereafter on bail before the case was dropped.
“This was a minor incident involving a misunderstanding between Amir Khan and two other youths,” Khan’s publicist Amir Rashid said in a statement. “On Monday, Amir was notified by the police that the allegations against him had been withdrawn and the matter would not be pursued any further.”
According to various news reports in the British media, Khan, 27, mixed it up with two 19-year-olds in a street incident in the early hours of Friday as the teens were returning home from their mosque.
Both of the teens suffered minor injuries after Khan supposedly drove up to a group of people, had words with the young men and got out of his car, precipitating the incident.
Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) ended a 13-month layoff on May 3 by making his welterweight debut and outpointing former titleholder Luis Collazo on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana undercard, hoping an impressive performance might set him up for a future fight with Mayweather.