The Bolton News is reporting that Amir Khan was arrested early Friday morning after an incident with two men who were allegedly beaten up after returning from a nearby mosque.
Police said the two men were hurt but not seriously injured in the incident.
Witnesses said the alleged attack happened after Amir pulled up alongside the group of men in a Mercedes C Class in front of Velden Engineering.
One of the alleged victims is believed to have suffered an injury on his cheek and the other on his leg. The men were known to Amir.
Witnesses claim the incident started when a member of the group was accused of giving “cheek” to a friend of Amir’s.
One man, who wanted to remain anonymous, claimed: “Amir was saying don’t you know who I am, I am AK.
“We have always looked up to him as a role model with him being a Muslim and successful.
“It is going to cause tension in the community. He is a world champion, an adult, the people involved are aged 19.”
A woman, who also did not want to be named, added: “I could hear a lot of noise and I saw Amir’s car.
Khan was taken into police custody for questioning and later released on bail until mid July while investigations take place.