Khan Dominant In Jeddah Against Dib

Amir Khan was expected to make easy work of Billy Dib in their fight in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and Khan did just that by running through his opponent in four rounds.

Khan had been originally scheduled to face Neeraj Goyat, but Dib was recruited as a replacement opponent after Goyat was injured in a car accident.

Dib, who moved up from his normal lightweight class to welterweight for this bout, attempted to keep his distance and stay away from Khan. He was mostly successful at this in the opening round, but the second saw Khan drop Dib with a left hook early and rock him against the ropes later on in the round.

Khan continued to wail on Dib in the third before finishing Dib off with a combination in the fourth. Dib attempted to get up, but his corner immediately threw in the towel to end the fight.

This win for Khan was his first bout since losing a WBO Welterweight Title fight to Terence Crawford in April at New York’s Madison Square Garden, a fight in which Khan bowed out of while he was getting a break after being hit with a low blow. That loss seemed to damage Khan’s reputation, and the former WBA/IBF junior welterweight champion’s status in the division is unknown.

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