Amir Khan survived a fourth-round knockdown against Australian boxer Billy Dib to win to win the WBC International Welterweight title in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
In the first round, the size difference between the pair was flagrant as super-featherweight Dib jumped up 17lbs to face welterweight Khan on short notice.
Khan’s explosive display from the beginning dropped his opponent with a left hook in the second round. Dib was unable to bounce back in the one-sided contest at the King Abdullah Sports City.
In his post-fight interview, 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.