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Leaked sex tape was old footage, says boxer Khan

By Joe Nerssessian

Amir Khan has denied his marriage is in trouble after a private video was leaked online reportedly showing the former world champion boxer performing a sex act.

Speaking for the first time about the release of the footage, Khan (30) said it was recorded "well before" he wed American wife Faryal Makhdoom in 2013.

The couple appeared on ITV's This Morning with the British boxer saying he was "upset" about the leaked video, but adding his marriage was "brilliant".

"Everything is fine between us," said Khan.

"It is something that happened a long, long time ago when I was younger.

"It's come out now. It's trying to put me down, the charity work I'm doing.

"I love my wife, and I love my family. The marriage is brilliant, it's going really well," he added.

Makhdoom said the couple were appearing on the show to address "all those divorce rumours", adding "our marriage is completely fine and we're doing really well".

The 25-year-old has been embroiled in a feud with Khan's family and has reportedly claimed they bully her.

On the release of the video footage, she continued: "It's just the past that's coming back to try and bring us down."

Khan added: "I feel someone has done it out of revenge, someone close to us."

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