Amir Khan has blamed a "lack of communication" on his marital problems last year.

Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom on Loose Women

Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom on Loose Women

The professional boxer publicly feuded with his wife Faryal Makhdoom - who is six months pregnant with their second child - and accused her of having an affair with fellow boxer Anthony Joshua, but the pair have now put the "misunderstanding" behind them.

He said: "You want to change things at times, the way it went public wasn't nice ... anger sometimes takes over. That happened in 2017.

"Hopefully going into 2018 we've both put that behind us, we've got a lovely baby coming this year, we have also have Lamaisah our daughter, my boxing career, [I will] get some good fights in.

"What went wrong? A lack of communication."

Faryal added: "It was just a misunderstanding. I was in England he was in Dubai, he thought he was a bit cool in Dubai doing some tweets."

Amir also blamed a hand injury on their marital woes, admitting the "best place" for him to be is in the boxing ring.

He said: "Going through the hand injury that I had, not being in the boxing ring, being away from my family, going through a lot of stuff in my life, I think the best place for me is to be in the boxing ring.

"When I was away from that, it took me all over the place. I lost that focus and that structure. Not being in the gym, not training, when you have all that downtime you have all that energy in your body.

"My family were very supportive, my parents, they helped me when I said I don't know what to do.

"I came to a stage where I didn't know what to do with my life. I was wrecking my marriage, I wasn't boxing, I had a hand injury, I didn't know where to go, what to do."

The couple - who have three-year-old daughter Lamaisah together - have vowed to communicate a lot more in 2018 to avoid any further mishaps.

Speaking in a joint interview on 'Loose Women', Faryal added: "We've been married for four years, we've been with each other for six/ seven years ... we've never had problems because we always communicate."

Amir said: "We need to talk to one another."


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