IN boxing, sometimes a fight takes place only because the hope is that it will lead to something greater down the line. Certainly, when assessing the virtues of Amir Khan’s fight against Billy Dib this Friday (July 12) in Saudi Arabia, there can be no better example of this.
Rather than Dib, the immediate challenge, Khan seemingly only has eyes for Manny Pacquiao, a former gym mate he hopes to meet in a money-spinning fight in the Middle East either this year or next. That’s the one he really wants, the one he has always wanted, and the primary the reason behind attempting to crack Saudi Arabia.
Even Billy Dib’s team know and accept it.