British boxer Amir Khan encountered Australia’s Billy Dib in the much-awaited clash at the Jeddah’s King Abdullah Sports City on Friday. The match was over winning the WBC international welterweight title.
As soon as the fight began, Amir was dominant over Dib. In the second round, he sends Dib back to the canvas after welcoming him with furious punches. In the fourth round, Khan stroked with pair of hooks and furious punches to win the title.
Khan expressed in the interview that he has grief that he could no fight with India’s Neeraj Goyat, as he had to withdraw from the match. Goyat got himself into an injury in June and could not play. Extending appreciation to his opponent, Billy Dib, he thanked them for playing even at a short notice.
The Jeddah even that included the Khan-Dib fight was among the six bouts which also included memorable performances American hip-hop artists Tyga and Rick Ross.
Really can’t believe I competed in a a Welterweight bout. ? pic.twitter.com/SEc6x5iFvf
— Billy The Kid (@BillyDib) July 13, 2019
How much Amir Khan was paid for one boxing match in Jeddah?
The media is also reporting that Khan has been awarded lavishly. He earned £7 million ($8.8 million) from the 9 minutes, 51-second bout, or £11,844 per second ($14,890)! Dig took to the tweeter and expressed that he cannot believe that he actually competed in the Welterweight bout.
Khan intends to make Saudi Arabia a big-fight capita just like Las Vegas, New York, and London. He told BBC that by time Saudi Arabia will emerge as big as these cities and he has a firm believe over it. He also expressed his desire of coming face-to-face with Manny Pacquiao in Saudi Arabia later this year.
His wife, Faryal Makhdoom, is with him in Saudi Arabia and both have performed an Umrah day after the match!
Source: Arabian Business