Six men, one reportedly armed with a cosh, were left cut, bruised and running in terror after they tried to steal boxing champ Amir Khan's £100,000 Land Rover.
The gang jumped Khan and his brother, flyweight boxer Haroon, early on Monday morning as they returned home to Birmingham from a gig.
A witness told The Sun: “These guys tried to jump Amir and his brother but they picked on the wrong blokes.
Amir (right) and his brother Haroon fought off a gang of six men
“They parked their car in front of the Range Rover. At least one had a cosh. One slapped Amir and clipped him on the lip but Amir pulled back and knocked him out cold.
"Then five of them went for Amir and Haroon — but they stood their ground and these guys got dropped one by one.
"They left these men with cuts and bruises but all they were doing was defending their property.”
The gang fled empty handed with one of them smashing a window on the Land Rover as they went.