Indian Pro Boxer Neeraj Goyat who was all set to take on British-Pakistani Boxer and former two-time world champion Amir Khan from the UK at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah on July 12 has pulled out of the fight following a car accident.
Goyat was severely injured in a car accident and has since been hospitalised. The accident took place after the 26-year old from Haryana was returning home from his training session.
“We are very sad to inform that our star Indian boxer Neeraj Goyat who was preparing for his mega-fight against Amir Khan met with a car accident last night that has caused him severe injuries on his head, face and left arm. He is currently in hospital and we wish him a speedy recovery,” Bill Dosanjh, Promoter of the Super Boxing League, said in a statement.
The organisers are now looking for a replacement for Neeraj Goyat with almost half a month till the fight.
“We are in the process of looking for Neeraj’s replacement. Please bear with us till we announce the new opponent of Amir Khan,” the statement said. (H/T- Indian Express)
The fight was supposed to be for the WBC Pearl title.