Former two-time world champion Amir Khan has been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of two assaults.

The 27-year-old former Olympic silver medalist was arrested in his home town early on Friday morning.

A statement from Greater Manchester Police reads: Just before 1.30am, police were called following reports of an assault in Bolton.

Officers attended Russell Street and discovered two 19 year old men had been assaulted. Their injuries are not serious.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two section 47 assaults. He has been released on bail.

Khan has boxed at lightweight, light-welterweight and welterweight, since turning pro as a teenager after reaching the final of the lightweight division at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

A spokesman for Khan said the incident had been blown out of all proportion.

It was a minor incident and we're expecting the case to be dropped against Amir. We're expecting to formally hear that from police on Monday morning.

Khan is hoping to challenge Floyd Mayweather for the unbeaten WBA and WBC titles.

American Mayweather beat Argentinian Marcos Maidana on points in a title fight in Las Vegas in May and on the undercard of the same bill Khan outpointed Luis Collazo.

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