18th August 11:50 AM
Amir Khan claims WBC international welterweight title
By Semi Turaga
Saturday 13/07/2019
[Photo: Amir Khan/Twitter]

Britain's Amir Khan claimed the WBC international welterweight title with a fourth‑round stoppage of Australian Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia.

Khan floored Dib in the second round with a fierce left hook at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.

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

Dib only took the fight in June after original opponent Neeraj Goyat withdrew after being injured in a car crash.

It was an explosive display by Khan, who was looking to bounce back from his controversial defeat to WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford in April, which saw him accused of "quitting" after his corner pulled him out following a low blow from the American in the sixth round.


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