Billy Dib to face Amir Khan in ‘real-life Rocky moment’

first_imgAustralian veteran Billy Dib has agreed to fight Amir Khan on short notice in Saudi Arabia on July 12.Dib, who retired last August before making a winning return to the ring in April, will replace 32-year-old Khan’s original opponent, Neeraj Goyat, after the Indian fighter was injured in a car crash. The 33-year-old Aussie took to Twitter shortly after the fight was announced, declaring the chance to face Khan his ‘real-life Rocky moment’.“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 tweeted on Thursday morning (AEST).MORE: Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year“This is my real-life Rocky moment.”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.This is my real life Rocky Moment. #Daretobegreat pic.twitter.com/R66mwAQFP1— Billy The Kid (@BillyDib) June 26, 2019  Former world champion Dib boasts a professional record of 45-5-0 since making his debut in 2004.He retired from boxing after losing a unanimous decision to American Tevin Farmer last August but returned in April, scoring a knockout victory over Thailand’s Surachet Tongmala.Khan (33-5-0) is coming off a controversial TKO loss to American superstar and WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford in April.last_img read more