A fighter that was born with nitro glycerine in his hands and extraordinary talents, Billy “The Kid” Dib has gone on to capture the attention and imagination of the boxing world.
Born on the 17th of August, 1985 in Sydney, Australia, Billy took up boxing at the age of 12 in order to rid himself of his asthmatic condition. He also found that it was a useful way of learning how to defend himself after being a victim of bullying in primary school. Once Billy found his way to the local PCYC courtesy of his older brothers, he caught the attention of a trainer who told Billy that he had the skills to become something special. Billy dedicated himself to the sport and began boxing competitively in the amateur ranks.
He was soon appearing in amateur competitions, going on to win 98 of 113 fights. During this period he was Australian Champion on three occasions and gained selection to train at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).