LONDON: Boxer Amir Khan missed his brother’s wedding party to go training instead as his family feud deepens. The former world champion’s brother Haroon celebrated his marriage to wife Arifa in front of 1,000 guests in a lavish bash at Bolton FC’s Macron Stadium. But while the Khans were all together celebrating the happy ocassion, Amir was 5,000 miles away in San Francisco preparing for his next bout. Amir and his wife Faryal Makhdoom, 25, did attend the couple’s wedding in Pakistan in 2015 but he decided to dodge the pair’s UK ceremony.
Faryal, 25, last month accused his sisters of bullying her and posted a naked picture of Haroon online revealing the family rift. And also last week Amir was further shamed when a sex tape was leaked online. A source said: ‘The past few weeks have been incredibly difficult for Amir. He loves his wife but he loves his parents and his siblings too. ‘He’s also close to Haroon because both of them are boxers so to miss his wedding celebration has caused him some angst. ‘But they both understand that he’s in the middle of a training camp and he can’t interrupt that to attend the celebration. ‘Even though it can’t be avoided he is gutted to miss such an important family occasion. ‘He has a rough time of it in lately and having his closest loved ones constantly fighting so publicly has taken its toll. ‘Haroon understands why his brother couldn’t make it but it would have been a perfect chance to try to put a hellish few months behind the family.’