Amir Khan defeats Australian boxer Billy Dib in Jeddah

Carrie Guzman
July 14, 2019

Amir Khan required just four rounds to knock out Australian boxer Billy Dib to claim the WBC global welterweight title and reportedly pocket almost AU$10 million.

The 33-year-old had originally been slated to fight on Khan's undercard, but after the British star's original opponent suffered a vehicle accident, Dib stood in as a replacement.

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

"I had a great time, the event was very well-organized", said Abdulelah al-Gain, a 25-year-old Jeddah resident who attended the fight.

Khan reunited with strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza for this fight and hired new trainer former world champion Bones Adams.

"I was seeing everything, making sure I was putting in the right shots, I felt very comfortable in there..."

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He told talkSPORT: "We want the Manny Pacquiao fight, let's hope he comes to Saudi Arabia".

Khan still has the ambition to become a welterweight world champion and he is rooting for his former stablemate Manny Pacquiao to defeat Keith Thurman on July 20th to become the WBA super champion. I slowed down a little bit instead of rushing all the time, I was seeing everything.

Rumors around the internet were swirling about Khan and Pacquiao having an agreement to met should they win their upcoming fights, but this is just internet ramble as of now.

But Khan's fight lasted approximately 9:51 seconds, which earned him around £11,844 per second.

"I favour Pacquaio because he's been more active, and at the same time he's been in with bigger and better opposition".

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