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Khan handed new opponent

26th June 2019, 17:50 by Bobbie Jackson

Briton Amir Khan will take on Billy Dib next month following Neeraj Goyat’s withdrawal due to injury.

Reports claim Khan was set to earn £7million from his bout with Goyat in Saudi Arabia on July 12 but his Indian opponent pulled out on Wednesday.

Goyat is understood to have suffered "severe injuries to his head, face and arm" after being involved in a car crash.

It was feared that Khan may not be able to return to the ring as quickly as he had hoped after his loss to Terence Crawford on April 20, however, Dib has stepped up to the plate.

"In life you get a limited number of opportunities to do something monumental, and like the greatest in any industry will tell you, when an opportunity comes knocking you answer," Dib said. "This is my real-life Rocky moment."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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