Issue | News | Premium | Jul 09 2019

Khan fight “ludicrous,” says Dib cornerman

Trainer Nettles Nasser tells Elliot Worsell he has an issue with the weight difference between former world champions Amir Khan and Billy Dib
Amir Khan
Terence Crawford v Amir Khan - WBO World Welterweight Title  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

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.

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