KECH, BALOCHISTAN: The Pakistani-origin British boxer, Amir Khan, claimed the WBC International Welterweight title in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday. He is a two-time world champion and his first venture in Saudi Arabia ended with a convincing victory over Australian Billy Dib. According to a report, Amir was originally scheduled to face Neeraj Goyat in the first ever Pakistan-India showdown in a boxing ring, but the original opponent withdrew after being injured in a car accident. However, the Pakistani boxing fans wanted to see the British-Pakistani boxer fight against Neeraj Goyat. As an avid follower of boxing and a Pakistani, I congratulate Amir for his stunning victory over the Australian boxer. We wish him lots of success and hope to see him win more matches in the future.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 17th, 2019.