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Comply with Khan’s struggle with Billy Dib on a stay weblog from 9pm tonight.
Amir Khan resumes his roller-coaster profession in opposition to Billy Dib and Johnny Nelson raises questions in regards to the British fighter’s future in his newest struggle diary.
The 32-year-old former world champion faces Australian Dib in Saudi Arabia tonight, simply three months after struggling a stoppage defeat by the hands of WBO welterweight title holder Terence Crawford in New York.
Sky Sports activities knowledgeable Nelson believes Khan can not attain his personal excessive requirements – and will even bow out of the game following his struggle with Dib.
There’s that curiosity to see what Amir Khan has obtained left. We have seen at world stage, he is not a high competitor. He is a high opponent, however not a high competitor at world stage, there is a distinction. Now he is dropping down in ranges in opposition to Billy Dib, so we’ll see the place he’s.
I know Billy Dib. At one level, Billy Dib got here to our gymnasium for a brief interval. He was formidable, he loves the game. Khan’s pace has gone slightly, that is why he obtained turned over by Crawford, however I assume it is sufficient to cope with Dib. It is the protected choice for him to make some huge cash in Saudi Arabia.
The identical purpose that he isn’t boxed Kell Brook is identical purpose that he isn’t boxed a Josh Kelly. He would not need to lose domestically to a UK fighter. You already know what, this is perhaps his final struggle.
Khan may assume – I’ve gone in there to see what I’ve obtained in opposition to a man that realistically should not be capable of contact me, I’m fighting him and now I must be out of this sport.
Do not be stunned after this if Amir Khan says “I’m done, I’ve had a great run, thank you and bye.” This might be his farewell struggle. His pace was one of many predominant attributes he had that gave folks hellfire. It is not there.
Comply with Amir Khan’s struggle with Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia on a stay weblog from 9pm tonight.