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Amir Khan claims WBC international welterweight title

14 July, 2019, 08:46 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Amir's dream of a bout in Saudi Arabia to come true on Friday

British-Pakistani Khan faces Australian Two-Time World ChampionBilly Dib at the King Abdullah Sport City stadium in Jeddah with the WBC International Welterweight title on the line, exclusively live in the United Kingdom on Channel 5 starting at 8pm on 5Spike. Khan and Dib competed for the WBC International Welterweight Championship at Jeddah's Season Festival.

Although nothing hugely significant landed from either man, it seemed to be only a matter of time.

In a battle of former two-time champions, Amir Khan (34-5, 21 KOs) dropped Billy Dib (45-6, 26 KOs) twice to stop him in the fourth round.

Dib survived the two minutes left on the clock and even made it through the third round, but was unable to put a dent in his opponent and fell again in the fourth.

A flurry of rapid punches once again floored the Sydney-born Australian, compelling his team to throw in the towel, which was a signal that he would no longer be able to fight further.

Khan was stalking Dib in the first round.

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On the Dib fight, he said he felt "very comfortable".

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

And Khan admitted that he is targeting a fight with Manny Pacquiao next.

Khan reunited with strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza for this fight and hired new trainer former world champion Bones Adams. "I want to thank all the fans in Saudi Arabia for coming to the fight and we'll be back soon". "I wanted to slow down a little bit and I was seeing everything and making sure I was picking the right shots".

Earlier in the night, Hughie Fury won a freakish bout with Samuel Peter on the undercard.

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