After dumping out Dip, Khan calls out Pacquiao for heavyweight clash in Saudi Arabia




Amir Khan called out old stablemate Manny Pacquiao just minutes after battering Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia.

After pocketing a cool £7million from the mismatch in the Middle East, the Bolton boxer was adamant who he wants next.

And it is someone who will pose a much bigger threat than vastly outclassed usual super-featherweight Dib.

Just minutes after his fourth-round stoppage victory at the King Abdullah Sports City stadium in Jeddah, Khan said: “I felt very comfortable in there.

“Obviously having a new trainer, Bones Adams we had to work on a strategy, I slowed myself down a little bit instead of rushing all the time.

“I was seeing everything, making sure I was putting in the right shots, I felt very comfortable in there.

“Look, we want the Pacquiao fight, let’s hope he comes to Saudi Arabia.

“Hopefully we come back again at the end of the year and bring Manny Pacquiao here.”

The two boxers used to train together under the tutelage of legendary coach Freddie Roach in the US.

And if the two eventually clash, it could be a career-ending fight, but after a whopping last pay-day.

Pac-Man fights next weekend against undefeated Keith Thurman at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

King Khan’ gave a glimpse of the speed he still has in the first round as he caught Dib with a couple of nice rights before stepping out to re-assess.

Dib, 33, tasted canvas in the second round and managed to get to his feet on eight, but it now seemed a matter of when and not if he would be stopped.

It was a solid left that thundered ‘Billy the Kid’s’ chin as the Aussie made a terrible lunge forward.

The third round was all about Dib trying to survive, which he surprisingly managed, but the immense weight and power difference between the two was showing.

Dib, who stepped up two weights for the fight, was dumped to the the floor in the fourth round after an explosive array of shots from Khan, and the towel was immediately thrown in.

For his efforts, Khan collected the WBC International Welterweight belt – but it’s not one he will be sitting alongside his world versions.

It will also help the 2004 Olympic silver medallist forget about his horror loss in the fight previous against world champ Terence Crawford.

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