Mad model threatens to ‘destroy’ ex

BOXER Amir Khan’s estranged wife threatened to “destroy him” as their marriage collapsed.

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BOXER Amir Khan’s estranged wife threatened to “destroy him” as their marriage collapsed.

Friends of the star have revealed he was desperate to leave Faryal Makhdoom, a 26-year-old model, two years ago, telling them the pair were “living in hell”,

The Sun


But they said she had vowed to ruin Amir, 30, by exposing the true extent of his hard-partying and womanising.

And they claim he was so suffocated by the marriage that he even turned to alcohol to cope.

One friend of the former Olympics star and ex-world light-welterweight champion told the Sun on Sunday: “Amir has wanted to leave Faryal for two years.

“But every time an argument blew up, she would tell him he was dreaming if he thought he could divorce her — it would be her divorcing him because she had so much dirt on him.

“She said divorce could destroy him and leave his reputation in tatters. He would lose his money, sponsors, his fan base, everything.

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Khan and Makhdoom’s marriage is in the midst of an ugly breakdown. Source: Getty Images

“And she would tell him this in front of his friends.

“He was in a bad place and began drinking heavily to cope with the stress.

“He drinks the hard stuff — vodka, Johnny Walker — and sometimes drank all day.

“Eventually he snapped. He told her, ‘F*** it, I’m done with you. I don’t give a damn. I’d rather have my peace of mind.’”

The claims come after

Khan announced the marriage split on Twitter

, sparking a vicious war of words with her.

He accused her of “moving on quick” with world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

Faryal rubbished the claims and Joshua, 27, has denied any relationship with her.

The couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, married in 2013 at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel, with rights to the $1 million bash sold to a glossy mag.

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