Khan sets up Goyat bout in Saudi Arabia

Amir Khan is to meet Indian fighter Neeraj Goyat at the King Abdullah Sports City in Saudi Arabia on July 12.

Khan lost to Terence Crawford at Madison Square Garden in New York City in his last fight on April 20, and has looked to bounce back swiftly by arranging a quick return to the ring.

The former unified junior welterweight world champion will take on India's Goyat for his regional welterweight belt, in what is Khan's first fight in the Middle East.

"This is an exciting challenge that I have ahead of me. It will be the first time a British Pakistani will fight an Indian boxer, which eventually will bring the two nations together," Khan said.

"I would like to thank the Saudi government and General Sports Authority for giving me this opportunity, and I'm a firm believer in sport being a great healer."

Khan's record stands at 33 wins and five defeats, while 27-year-old Goyat has 11 victories from his 16 professional bouts.

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