Amir Khan defends 7m Saudi Arabia fight despite human rights concerns

Amir Khan has defended the choice of location, Jeddah, for his next fight, against Neeraj Goyat, in the face of human rights concerns Amir Khan has defended the choice of location for his next fight in the face of human rights concerns by claiming Saudi Arabia is undergoing significant change. The 32-year-old faces the unheralded Indian Neeraj Goyat at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah on July 12 less than three months after he was controversially stopped in six rounds by Terence Crawford. Amnesty International have described the Saudi human rights record as abysmal, adding that the nation is in the grip of a sweeping crackdown against critics of the government, and implored Khan to travel there with his eyes …

Amir Khan rolls the dice against dangerous Terence Crawford

Amir Khan admitted he is aware of the risks posed by Terence Crawford in New York on Saturday There have been unmistakable valedictory overtones in the final run-up to Amir Khans fight with the dangerous Terence Crawford on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. The twice former world light-welterweight champion is plainly closer to the end than the start of his fighting days, nearly a decade and a half since he vaulted to stardom with a silver medal for Great Britain at the Athens Olympics aged 17. The professional career that followed has not always complied with the best-laid plans, even if the story has never wanted for drama. Khan mixed it up with the best in the business from an …