Amir Khan challenges Pacquiao to Saudi Arabia bout

Amir's dream of a bout in Saudi Arabia to come true on Friday

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British-Pakistani Khan faces Australian Two-Time World ChampionBilly Dib at the King Abdullah Sport City stadium in Jeddah with the WBC International Welterweight title on the line, exclusively live in the United Kingdom on Channel 5 starting at 8pm on 5Spike.

Billy, who got the fight last month after Indian boxer Neeraj Goyat was forced to withdraw following a auto crash, said, "What went wrong is that he looked bigger than what he seemed at the weighing in". A few more back-to-back punches in the third and a double left hook from the British-Pakistani boxer in the fourth forced Dib back down to the canvas, prompting a fourth-round stoppage.

Australian boxer Billy Dib's audacious attempt to cause a shock against Amir Khan has ended in embarrassing fashion after he was stopped in just the fourth round of the bout.

After the fight, Amir Khan said he hoped to come to the Kingdom more often, praising the "great show in Jeddah", and said there were "many more to come in Saudi Arabia" in a tweet.

"I felt very comfortable in there".

The Sydney-born fighter, who has held a world title at featherweight, moved up to make his welterweight debut having only been confirmed as Khan's opponent last month.

"We had to work on a strategy, I slowed myself down a little bit instead of rushing all the time".

"The discussions are going on and if it materialise I would love to come back to Saudi Arabia to face Manny Pacquiao", Khan said.

Next up for Pacquiao is a WBA super welterweight title fight with Keith Thurman and Khan thinks his former sparring partner will have too much for the American.

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