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Neeraj ruled out of Amir Khan bout after mishap

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, June 26: Indian pro boxer Neeraj Goyat has been hospitalised after suffering �severe injuries� following a car accident, ruling him out of next month�s WBC Pearl World Championship clash against British star Amir Khan.

The 27-year-old from Haryana met with the accident when he was returning home after training.

Neeraj was set to take on Khan, a two-time world champion, in the WBC Pearl World Championship bout in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on July 12.

�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.

�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.

Neeraj is the WBC Asia welterweight titleholder and has a record of 11 wins including two knockouts, three losses and two draws till date. � PTI

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