AMIR Khan has set his sights on eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao after breezing past Billy Dib to claim the WBC international welterweight title in Saudi Arabia.

The Bolton fighter outgunned an inferior opponent in every department at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.

The crowd had been entertained before the fight with a performance from rapper Tyga, before Khan took over centre stage, showing his hand speed to end the bout in the fourth round.

Dib’s corner threw in the towel after Khan floored the Australian for the second time with a flurry of body shots.

Dib had stepped in to face Khan at short notice and had to put on 17lb to face the welterweight.

But Khan looked sharp from the off and Dib struggled to connect with anything that would put the Boltonian off coming forward.

Speaking after the fight to talkSPORT, Khan said: “We want the Manny Pacquiao fight, let’s hope he comes to Saudi Arabia.

“Hopefully we come back again at the end of the year and bring Manny Pacquiao here.

“I felt very comfortable in there. Obviously having a new trainer, Bones Adams.

“We had to work on a strategy, I slowed myself down a little bit instead of rushing all the time.

“I was seeing everything, making sure I was putting in the right shots, I felt very comfortable in there.”

The 32-year-old was back in the ring for the first time since his controversial WBO welterweight title defeat to Terence Crawford in April.

He was originally scheduled to meet Neeraj Goyat.

But Indian Goyat was forced to pull out after suffering serious injuries in a car accident in June, leaving Dib, a former IBO super-featherweight and IBF featherweight champion, to move up the weights and step in.