Khan Hopes People Forget Crawford Fight
Looking to shake the controversial and nearly career ending loss to Terence Crawford, Amir Khan is focused and on-weight for his fight with Billy Dib on July 12th.
Khan would step on the scale at 146.4 pounds on Thursday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, while Dib, who is moving up two weight classes for the fight, weighted 145.3 pounds.
The two will headline a card from King Abdullah Sports City for the vacant WBC international title, after the WBC Pearl title was pulled due to Khan’s original opponent Neeraj Goyat was pulled due to a car accident.
The co-main event will see Hughie Fury return to action as he faces Samuel Peter, with Peter weighing over 40 pounds heavier than the 218.5 pound Fury.
“If I want to one day fight for another world title, I have to get past this fighter and I know Billy is going to come to win,” Khan said earlier this week.
“He’s a two-time world champion himself and so am I. We’ve been in this position before when you’re fighting for world titles and everything, so I know I can’t take it lightly. I just have to make sure my eyes are on the game.
“I want people to forget about the last fight against Crawford,” Khan said of the April fight that saw Khan lose due to an accidental low blow by Crawford, with Khan nearly immediately ceding the fight. “Back on winning ways, get a good win and show off my skills in Saudi Arabia.”
Report: Sky Sports