On July 12, 2019, the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will host a night of historic boxing starring the great former world champion, Amir Khan.
Originally, Amir Khan was facing Neeraj Goyat; However. But Goyat suffered a car accident recently, causing him some injuries that will prevent him from going into the ring this night. For this reason, Billy Dib will be Amir’s new opponent.
The World Boxing Council had prepared a special belt to recognize the winner of this fight not only because this is a historical contest, but also as a symbol of peace to recognize the efforts of Amir Khan; representing Great Britain and Pakistan. And Neeraj Goyat; representing India.
This is to boost sports and social development in this region.
Considering all these elements and above all the proven quality of both contenders, the WBC approved Khan vs. Dib for the vacant international welter belt. The pearl belt will be reserved for another special occasion in the future.
Likewise, the WBC and its President Mauricio Sulaimán, takes this opportunity to wish Neeraj Goyat a speedy recovery.