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Photos: Amir Khan, Billy Dib - Face To Face at Final Presser

Amir Khan will face Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia this Saturday after his scheduled opponent, Neeraj Goyat, sustained "severe injuries" in a car accident.

Indian Goyat, who had been set to face Khan for the WBC Pearl title, was hospitalised following an incident last month.

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Promoter Bill Dosanjh was quoted by the Indian Express as saying Goyat had suffered "severe injuries on his head, face and left arm."

Two-time world champion Khan will now take on veteran Australian Dib - a former featherweight title-holder who has never fought above 135lb - in a 147lb bout on July 12.

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"He will be coming up [in weight] to fight me, just like how I came up to fight [Saul] Canelo [Alvarez]," said Khan of Dib in a video released on social media.

Dib briefly retired after suffering the fifth defeat of his 50-fight career against Tevin Farmer last August, with the vacant IBF super featherweight belt on the line.

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He returned to action in April, stopping journeyman Surachet Tongmala in the first round.

Khan (33-5) has recently suggested he could bring his career to a close in the near future. The Briton faced heavy criticism over the manner of his defeat to Terence Crawford earlier this year, when Khan was pulled out by his corner following a low blow.

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Comment by JERMELL_CHARLO_ on 07-12-2019

FINALLY!!! :hail: FIGHT OF THE F'N CENTURY. :notworthy People will remember this fight as a classic matchup for the ages and they'll relive it & tell what happened to their grandchildren.

Comment by factsarenice on 07-11-2019

"No one can ever tell me the wbc green belt is king! Gtfoh" [QUOTE=TreJac;19891599][B]The wbc is an atrocious organization for putting a title behind this fight![/B] No one can ever tell me the wbc green belt is king! Gtfoh[/QUOTE]

Comment by factsarenice on 07-11-2019

[quote=thack;19891416]how this is being allowed is totally beyond reason .con fighting a guy from four divisions down and for a top five spot in the welterweight rankings .this is sick ! And con has just said he wants everyone to…

Comment by Offic.Scorecard on 07-10-2019

Is that for the regular peace belt?

Comment by IceTrayDaGang on 07-10-2019

looks like khan is fighting himself.

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