Boxer Amir Khan has spoken out against his wife and family for their "childish behaviour" after a recent series of public rows and tiffs between those closest to him.

"Here is me working my ass off to helping the less fortunate with charity dinners and my family and wife are just distroying [sic] my name." Khan said in a statement posted to Twitter.

Khan's wife, 25-year-old model Faryal Makhdoom, caused a social media storm earlier on Tuesday (13 December) after posting a picture to Snapchat allegedly showing Khan's brother, Haroon Khan, naked.

The latest scandal came after Makhdoom had accused her in-laws of mistreating her, including accusing her sister-in-law of hitting her and throwing a television remote control at her.

In an interview with the Sun on Sunday, Makhdoom claimed that Khan's family bullied her and considered her a "bad Muslim" because they disagreed with her "modern" lifestyle.

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Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom at Centre Court, Wimbledon Getty

A spokesman for Khan told IBTimes UK that the picture posted by Makhdoom had been deleted and Khan would not make another statement until the following day. In his Twitter statement, Khan apologised for the "silly picture and message my wife Fayral put up".

"My parents are my parents and my wife is my wife. Whatever misunderstanding has happened they should keep it private," Khan said. He went on: "This is getting to the point where they will lose a son & a husband. Childish behaviour. Both parties need to stop this."

Khan then signed off saying "I've had enough".

Khan's parents came out on Monday (12 December) to say that they had treated Makhdoom "as our own daughter" and that the disputes centre on how Makhdoom chooses to dress. "The allegations of violence are untrue and completely unfounded," said a statement from Khan's father.

"Faryal was adopting a dress code which in the Islamic faith was not acceptable," he said, adding that he had "never dictated" to Faryal how she should dress but that he had "raised concerns with my son Amir Khan."