Amir Khan was forced to apologise to Anthony Joshua for accusing him of cheating with his wife after he was threatened with legal action, it can be revealed.
The heavyweight boxer got his advisers involved after a series of sensational tweets in which Khan shared supposed messages between Joshua and his wife online.
Earlier today, Faryal Makhdoom broke her silence on the public spat to reveal the Snapchat messages were fake, adding that she had never met Joshua.
After several social media digs between the pair, however, Amir and Faryal have finally apologised over their very public falling out.
According to The Sun, Joshua’s team are now upset that Amir seemingly had his wife apologise for the ‘misunderstanding’.
In an tweet sent this morning, Faryal wrote: ‘I’ve been quiet for some time… because I myself didn’t know what’s going on. Everything that’s going on is just not right and a complete misunderstanding.
‘The screenshots sent to Amir were “fake” and Amir thought Joshua and I were speaking… when we have never even met. Anger took the better of him and he tweeted away without thinking there was absolutely NO truth to it.
‘It’s all cleared up with both teams now and again, there was NOTHING like that going on. Apologies for all this nonsense. Let’s get on with life now…’
Amir then retweeted his wife’s note, then personally messaged Joshua, adding: ‘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.’
The British heavyweight champion would later reply to Khan, writing: ‘Apology accepted.’
In another tweet, Amir added: ‘I partied in Dubai with friends to get my wife angry. Shouldn’t have. That’s not like me and I’ll prove that.’
The former boxing champion then tweeted his intention to ‘leave Faryal’ as the relationship had ‘become unhealthy’, but he deleted the message shortly after.
This afternoon, Faryal added: ‘Sometimes you can live with someone for years… but you still really don’t know them.’
It comes after a British woman suffered horrific injuries and will be scarred for life after she was allegedly glassed by a jealous air hostess while partying with Khan.
Bia Hannides, 22, from Southampton, Hampshire, was enjoying a night out with the former light-welterweight world champion in Dubai.
She was partying with the star and his brother inside an exclusive club on Sunday night and was attacked and left with a huge wound over her right eye.
The following day, she said the boxer, from Bolton, sent her a message saying: ‘I get punched in the face for a living and still get the best girls. Same for you.
‘You will get the best guys regardless, scar or no scar.’
The make-up artist was rushed to hospital after the incident and her designer white dress was covered in blood.
Ms Hannides, who was in Dubai with her 53-year-old mother Denise, spent 12 hours in the hospital receiving five stitches for her wounds.
She said: ‘We are all just having a really, really, good night and it was just a small group of us.
‘We were all with Amir and he was keeping it very close knit.
‘If he lost sight of me he would always try and find me or pull my hand. He was looking after us.
‘He had has hands around my waist and we were all dancing and happy and having a really good night.
‘It must have been jealousy.
‘I had this beautiful white dress on, we were all having a good time and maybe because Amir wasn’t giving her the time of day, she was jealous.
‘Amir’s brother was saying to her ‘what are you doing in this circle in our area’ and it must have upset her.
‘Next thing she went to hit me but I was with it so I grabbed her wrist and with her other hand she glassed me straight in the face.
‘It was pure jealousy. I can’t think that it would be anything else.
‘She wasn’t even supposed to be there.
‘I thought I was going to go blind. It was the worst moment of my life.
Ms Hannides and her mother met Khan – who publicly split up with his wife, Faryal Makhdoom, 26, and posted about it on Twitter – in a shisha cafe when Denise approached him.
He apparently told her ‘I want that girl’ – meaning Ms Hannides – and the two began chatting before swapping numbers.
Ms Hannides said: ‘He told my mum his wife had cheated on him and he was single now.’
He asked her to join him at the Billionaire Mansion club later that evening and she posed for a picture with the boxer and his brother.
The make-up artist said she accidentally brushed into a woman hanging around the VIP area at the Billionaire Mansion club prompting her friend to lash out.
Amir’s brother Haroon told the hostess to leave the roped off section – so she allegedly smashed a glass into Ms Hannides’ eye – leaving her covered in blood.
‘It was really crowded and you were accidentally brushing into everyone around you – that’s just how it is,’ she said.
‘She said to me: “You’re pushing into one of my friends”, and I told her I hadn’t even touched her friend.
‘I said to her: “Why are you guys even in here?” and Amir said the same to her as well.
‘She swung up her hand to hit me and I blocked it but she smashed the glass into me with the other hand.
‘I went down. There was blood everywhere. I couldn’t see and I thought I was going to go blind.’
With a huge gash above her eye and glass embedded in her cheek, the brunette was helped into an ambulance by security.
She said: ‘It was absolutely horrible. Amir and his brother said they couldn’t come with us because it would be bad press.
‘I understand but I would have expected him to find out what happened to me when he left.
‘I think all he could think about was how it would look in the papers.’
Ms Hannides said police told the woman to pay a fine of 1,000 dirham which is around £200 and if she wanted to take it further, she’d need to surrender her passport and remain in Dubai until the court case.
, 2:03pm: ‘So me and the wife Faryal have agreed to split. I’m currently in Dubai. Wish her all the best.’
, 2:04pm: ‘Faryal moved on quick. Always mentioned to me how much she wanted to be with another guy, from all people another boxer @anthonyfjoshua’
, 2:06pm: ‘Lol moved up in the weight classes lol. Trust me I ain’t the jealous type. No need to send me pictures of the men your talking to #disgusted’
, 2:11pm: ‘Left my family and friends for this Faryal. I’m not hurt but another fighter. I’m making it public. You getting the divorce #Golddigger’
2:12pm: ‘Mans like Joshua can have my left overs!’
, 2:16pm: ‘I’m sure you left your family because they robbed you? Not because of me. Stop making false things up.’
, 2:19pm: ‘Accusing other boxers just because your boxing career is finished. Man up amir.’
, 2:28pm: ‘After all these years. I’ve always defending a cheat, always stuck around for him, always had his back. And I’m called a gold digger?’
2:28pm: ‘LOL! He’s given me jack s*** — I pay house bills and bills for my daughter myself! It’s like I’m a single mother while he’s out messing’
, 2:29pm: ‘Around. And he has the nerve to blast me like that? The amount of evidence I have on you. It can destroy you. But since I loved you at one’
, 2:29pm: ‘Point in my life. I’ll just let it go.’
, 2:32pm: ‘I’m not the one who’s been in the papers every month with my pants down. Cheater!’
, 2:39pm: ‘You have actually lost it. Wtf. where do u make this stuff up from?’
, 2:40pm [later deleted]: ‘And maybe your boxing career is finished because you’re an adulter’
, 2:45pm ‘At the end of the day I can hold my head high knowing I’ve given this marriage my 100% while amir clearly hasn’t. Bad company’
, 2:46pm: ‘Bad role model, always around women , alcohol and then he calls himself a Muslim and runs a charity.’
, 2:46pm: ‘I’m sorry to all the fans & family hurt by this. But amir did not need to do stupid tweets accusing others when he’s in the wrong. #guilty’
, 2:51pm: ‘I think he just needs some attention because boxing hasn’t been going well for him so he’s just been acting up. #30yearoldbaby’
, 3:02pm: ‘Sometimes people don’t like it when you give them a taste of their own medicine.’