LONDON (Dispatches) - Britain's Amir Khan claimed the WBC international welterweight title with a fourth-round stoppage of Australian Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia.
Khan floored Dib in the second round with a fierce left hook at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.
A rapid combination of punches then saw Dib fall to the canvas again, prompting his corner to throw in the towel.
After the fight, Khan said he wanted to face former four-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao next.
Dib only took the fight in June after Khan's original opponent Neeraj Goyat withdrew after being injured in a car crash.
It was an explosive display by Khan, who was looking to bounce back from his controversial defeat by WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford in April, which saw him accused of "quitting" after his corner pulled him out following a low blow from the American in the sixth round.
After flooring Dib with a counter left hook in the second, another left hook in the third saw the Australian shaken but able to stay on his feet.
There would be no escape in the fourth, though, as a double left hook followed up by a rapid combination saw Dib go down again and prompt the towel to be thrown.
*******Amir Khan reportedly earned about £7mn for his fight in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia