Amir Khan defeats Billy Dib to claim WBC int'l welterweight title

Amir Khan defeats Billy Dib to claim WBC int'l welterweight title

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

Dib stepped in to face Khan at short notice and had to put on 17lbs to face the welterweight.

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

Amir Khan collected a lucrative £7m pay package for his performance against Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia.

The Bolton star has previously visited Saudi Arabia to do his Umrah, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, but has always dreamed of one day fighting in the The Kingdom and popularising boxing as a sport to spectate and participate in.

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

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In his post-fight interview, Khan said: "I felt very comfortable in there".

Khan reunited with strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza for this fight and hired new trainer former world champion Bones Adams. "Hopefully we come back again at the end of the year and bring Pacquiao here".

"We had to work on a strategy, I slowed myself down a little bit instead of rushing all the time".

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'm sure once they see it and feel the excitement, it will give them a big appetite for it so they can't wait to see the next show", he added.

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

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