Amir Khan Too Big, Too Fast - Puts Away Billy Dib in Four

Tanya Simon
July 18, 2019

Amir Khan needed just four rounds to claim the WBC global welterweight title in Saudi Arabia last night.

Ahead of the 'Red Sea Fight Night' extravaganza held during Jeddah Seasons, Khan wore the traditional Saudi male attire called the Thobe as he went for a walk by the Red Sea coast.

The first round for Amir Khan and Billy Dib started with fast punches to the face from Dib on Khan, but Khan took action to avoid Dib and punched him on the cheek.

In the second round he landed a ideal left hook to drop Dib heavily. The and speed of Khan, and his overall size, was too much for Dib to deal with.

It was all over in 1:06 of the fourth round after Dib was floored for the second time and the towel was thrown in from the Dib's corner.

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The result came as a delight to the Saudi crowd at the KASC Sports Hall in Jeddah, who were excited to see Khan boxing in the region for the first time in his career.

Khan, who suffered a controversial defeat to Terence Crawford in April, said that he felt "very comfortable" in the fight against Dib.

"Obviously having a new trainer, Bones Adams we had to work on a strategy, I slowed myself down a little bit instead of rushing all the time". I think whenever I fight I always make it very exciting - the people here love a fight.

Sara Ahmad, 26, a Saudi fan of Khan said: "We all can see the time and effort that the Saudi government is spending to bring an awesome sport event here. Hopefully we come back again at the end of the year and bring Pacquiao here".

Earlier, Hughie Fury defeated the former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel Peter who withdrew in the seventh round of their foul-filled scheduled twelve round contest claiming an injured shoulder to referee Ingo Barnabas, but the official could have disqualified the Nigerian who consistently hit the cousin of the lineal heavyweight Tyson Fury with rabbit punches and low blows.

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