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Khan is Pumped: I'm Excited About Pitting My Skill Against Dib

As previously reported, Amir Khan will now fight Two-Time World Champion Billy Dib on Friday 12th July in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for the WBC Pearl Welterweight Championship on the line after his original opponent Neeraj Goyat was involved in a car accident.

Two-Time World Champion Khan was due to face Goyat at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in the first ever Pakistan-India showdown in a boxing ring.

Khan will still headline the groundbreaking boxing extravaganza in the Middle East that also features Hughie Fury, Prince Patel and Dave Penasola all in championship title action, exclusively live in the UK on Channel 5 and 5Spike.

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It’s clear that Goyat’s will not recover in time and be fully fit to fight Khan on the scheduled date and promoter Bill Dosanjh of The Super Boxing League has moved quickly to secure Khan a new opponent in Dib.

Khan said, “First of all my heart goes out to Neeraj and I pray for him to make a full recovery and is fit and healthy again to resume his boxing career,”

“We’ve had to make the decision to find a replacement and we’ve done extremely well in securing Dib to now be in the opposite corner,”

“This fight is a landmark moment for boxing in Saudi Arabia and myself, Bill, the Saudi GSA and the government have worked tirelessly to put this event together.  We wanted to keep the event on during the important Saudi Season and ensure the fans in Saudi get to watch this great event,”

“I’ve been a professional for nearly 14 years now and I’ve seen and dealt with near enough everything in that time so adjusting to a new opponent and challenge is part and parcel of the boxing business so I’ve just got to sit down with my team and work on the new plan,”

“I’m really excited the fight is still on, I would have been absolutely distraught if my dream of fighting in Saudi had to be put on hold.  Dib is a respected and experienced two-time World Champion so I’m looking forward to pitting my skill against him.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by HughJass on 06-27-2019

Why is this site even giving this fight attention for? This is terrible! The original fight was bad but Dib as a replacement is just downright ****ing disgusting.Khan and his team should be ashamed!

Comment by KidDinamita on 06-27-2019

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;19860616]It's not right that Khant isn't slurring his speech yet. How many beatings will it take, ffs?[/QUOTE] Because he didn't get bad punishments, he just got knocked the ffff out.

Comment by alexguiness on 06-27-2019

The bigger idiots are the Saudi's who are paying top dollar to watch a fighter who has not had a competitive fight for over over 5 years.

Comment by JWHardin on 06-27-2019

Man Khan's handlers are always setting him up to look great, but it will probably backfire again. Khan getting the Crawford title shot was a joke, but guess he still has a recognizable name, and Crawford needed an easy win.…

Comment by Scary_canary on 06-27-2019

Maaaaan how funny is it gonna be when khan gets iced by a featherweight lol

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