London: Boxer Alex Reid has called off his engagement to pregnant girlfriend Chantelle Houghton. The 36-year-old cage fighter's relationship is in a crisis in the wake of blazing rows with Houghton over her interfering friends, reported a website.

The relationship started to crumble last month after Houghton, 28, spoke about how he had exchanged messages with a teenage model.

"I have told Chantelle I am not marrying her when things are like this. Friends keep pushing her to say things about us that aren't true and keep poking their noses into our lives no
matter how much it hurts me," Reid said to a friend.

Reid's announcement came just after his ex-wife Katie Price revealed she was going to marry Argentinian model Leandro Penna.