Amir Khan Wins WBC International Welterweight Title

Khan all set for fight in Saudi Arabia

Khan all set for fight in Saudi Arabia

The former world champion beat Australian Billy Dib - who only took the fight in June when Khan's original opponent withdrew following a auto crash.

Australian boxer Billy Dib's audacious attempt to cause a shock against Amir Khan has ended in embarrassing fashion after he was stopped in just the fourth round of the bout.

The fight took place at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah as part of the city's "Jeddah Season: Sea & Culture" festival.

A rapid combination of punches then saw Dib fall to the canvas again, prompting his corner to throw in the towel.

After the fight, Khan expressed his desire to fight former four-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao next. "I want to thank all the fans in Saudi Arabia for coming to the fight and we'll be back soon".

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Photo shows British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan after he defeat Australian Blly Dib in Jeddah on June 12, 2019 to claim the WBC International Welterweight title.

Khan arrived in Saudi Arabia on a mission to make a massive statement in his Middle East debut which would lure the eight-time world champion Pacquiao into a fight with him in the desert.

Khan came out strong and fast, utilising the hand speed we're so accustomed to seeing throughout the years.

Next up for Pacquiao is a WBA super welterweight title fight with Keith Thurman and Khan thinks his former sparring partner will have too much for the American. "I wanted to slow down a little bit and I was seeing everything and making sure I was picking the right shots". I think whenever I fight I always make it very exciting - the people here love a fight.

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