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What is Amir Khan doing fighting Billy Dib?

And does Dib have any chance? Matt Christie examines the curious Amir Khan card in Saudi Arabia
Amir Khan
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IN last week’s issue of Boxing News former heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney had some advice for Anthony Joshua following his crushing defeat to Andy Ruiz Jnr: Get back on the horse quickly.

This Friday (July 12), atop a bizarre card thrown together by moneymen in Saudi Arabia, Amir Khan takes on Billy Dib a mere 12 weeks after taking a blow to the groin from Terence Crawford in New York and signalling enough was enough. However, to go from the all-conquering Crawford to Dib is not so much falling from a horse and getting back on, but falling from a horse and landing on a mouse who was happily having a nap until Amir Khan fell on him.

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