AMIR KHAN marked his first Arabian night with the expected victory and immediately looked ahead to an encounter with another boxing icon from this corner of the world.
The Bolton welterweight made easy work of little Billy Dib, a former world champion at 126lb, who had answered the call following a car crash involving India’s Neeraj Goyat.
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