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Amir Khan Earned An Incredible £11,844 Per Second For His Fight Against Billy Dib

Amir Khan Earned An Incredible £11,844 Per Second For His Fight Against Billy Dib

Amir Khan collected a lucrative £7m pay package for his performance against Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia.

The Bolton boxer, 32, secured a fourth-round stoppage against the Australian, 33, to pick up the WBC international welterweight title.

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But Khan's fight lasted approximately 9:51 seconds, which earned him around £11,844 per second.

For each minute he was in the ring, 'King' Khan picked up £710,659 and earned around £1.75m for each round of the fight.

And the hefty payday has now made him the 15th highest-earning boxer in history.

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The former unified light welterweight champ took down Dib with a powerful left hook at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.

Khan, who suffered a controversial defeat to Terence Crawford in April, said that he felt "very comfortable" in the fight against Dib.

"I slowed myself down a little bit instead of rushing all the time," he explained.

"I was seeing everything, making sure I was putting in the right shots."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The boxer is aiming to bounce back from his loss to Crawford at Madison Square Garden, which ended with him being pulled out of the fight after suffering a low blow in the sixth round.

And Khan admitted that he is targeting a fight with Manny Pacquiao next.

He told talkSPORT: "We want the Manny Pacquiao fight, let's hope he comes to Saudi Arabia.

"Hopefully, we come back again at the end of the year and bring Pacquiao here."

Should Pacquiao fight Khan?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Saudi Arabia, Manny Pacquiao, Boxing News, Boxing, Amir Khan, WBC

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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