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Want to put on real boxing show for public in Jeddah: Amir Khan

Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) |Friday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
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Ace British-Pakistani pugilist Amir Khan is promising a special show against Billy Dib this Friday on the massive 'Red Sea Fight Night' extravaganza as he looks to make Saudi Arabia the centre of the boxing world.

The two-time world champion will makes his big Middle East debut at the King Abdullah Sport City stadium here when he takes on Dib for the Vacant WBC International Welterweight Championship.

Khan met face-to-face with Dib at the final press conference on Thursday and said that this is just the beginning of his plan to bring big-time boxing to the region with the support of the Saudi General Sports Authority.

The fight is being held during Saudi Season that aims to promote the nation as a world leading tourist destination.

"It's a very exciting time for boxing in the Middle East and myself and my partner Bill Dosanjh are pioneering the move with our Super Boxing League in the region," said Khan.

"My fight with Dib is breaking new ground here and I want to put on a real show for the public that have not seen big championship boxing before or have only seen it on TV. I'm sure once they see it and feel the excitement, it will give them a big appetite for it so they can't wait to see the next show," he added.

--IANS kk/prs

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2019-07-11-21:38:05 (IANS)