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2014-07-02
Billy Dib outpoints Mexican Alberto Garza in Connecticut
AUSTRALIA’S Billy Dib has started on the long road back towards another world title, outpointing Mexican Alberto Garza in Connecticut today. Dib won a 10-round unanimous decision with the three judges scoring 98-91 and 96-93 (twice) against a rugged opponent, It was Dib’s first fight s...
2014-07-06
Super featherweight boxer Billy Dib’s title quest
BILLY Dib has revealed that he was convinced to return to boxing by his close friends at the St George Illawarra Dragons. Dib suffered a devastating world title loss — his first knockout in 36 professional bouts — when Russian Evgeny Gradovich stopped him in the ninth round last November....
2012-07-31
Billy Dib joins ‘The Money Team’
The dream of any professional boxer is to get the chance to fight the best in the States backed by a huge company. IBF Featherweight champion Billy Dib has previously had the chance when he was signed with Golden Boy Promotions, but it wasn’t a successful US debut for the Australian, losing to ...
2013-06-28
Billy Dibb vs. Mike Oliver on July 5th in Hartford, Connecticut
Australian boxer-puncher Billy “The Kid” Dib (35-2, 21 KOs) returns to the United States on a mission to recapture his world title belt. The former International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight champion takes on local favorite “Machine Gun” Mike Oliver (25-3, 8 KOs), in the 10-round co...
2012-07-29
Dib joins The Money Team
Australia's IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib has signed with Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent's promotional outfit, The Money Team. Dib joins Cuban phenomenon Yuriorkis Gamboa and former super middleweight champion Andre Dirrell in the TMT stable. Dib joins Cuban phenomenon Yuriorkis Gamboa and f...
2012-04-03
Billy The Kid named our top sportsperson of the year
Australia's IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib has signed with Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent's promotional outfit, The Money Team. Dib joins Cuban phenomenon Yuriorkis Gamboa and former super middleweight champion Andre Dirrell in the TMT stable. Dib joins Cuban phenomenon Yuriorkis Gamboa and f...
2013-03-01
Evgeny Gradovich to face Billy Dib
Evgeny Gradovich of Russia has agreed to step in on short notice to challenge featherweight titlist Billy Dib. Dib was due to face Luis Franco on March 1 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., and headline a "Friday Night Fights" card on ESPN2 that is being promoted by rapper 50 Cent -- ...
2012-03-07
Dib and Geale retain IBF belts in Tasmania
Daniel Geale remains the IBF middleweight champion after recording a unanimous victory over mandatory challenger Osumanu Adama earlier today at the Derwent Entertainment Centre in Tasmania, Australia. The 31 year-old gained scores of 118-110, 117-111 and 115-113 from the judges at ringside to keep a...
2013-07-08
Billy Dib scores majority points win.
AUSTRALIA'S former IBF featherweight boxing champion Billy Dib overcame early adversity to score a majority points win over American Mike Oliver and stay on track for a world title rematch. Dib was deducted a point in both the second and third rounds for low blows in the bout in Hartford, Conne...
2014-05-06
Billy Dib vs. Alberto Garza Boxing Match on 02 July 2014
VENUE: MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA DATE: 02 July 2014 TV: ESPN2 TIME: 9pm ET ...
2012-11-16
Cancelled US title defence 'no setback' for Billy 'The Kid' Dib
IBF featherweight boxing champion Billy Dib says the cancellation of his world title defence in the US is not a setback and he wants to explore the possibilities of fighting in the Middle East. Dib was due to make the third defence of his title against unbeaten Puerto Rican professional Jayson Ve...
2013-07-06
Dib wins majority decision over Oliver; Gradovich rematch next?
Former IBF featherweight champion Billy "the Kid" Dib (36-2, 21 KOs) won an unpopular majority decision over local favorite Mike "Machine Gun" Oliver (25-4, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Dib established a good body attack early on. A low blow b...
2013-09-18
Gradovich-Dib Rematch on for Pacquiao vs. Rios PPV
By Alexey Sukachev According to Evgueny Gradovich’s manager Egis Klimas, his protégé will fight next on Nov. 23 in Macao, China. Gradovich (17-0, 8 KOs) will compete against a familiar face in Billy “The Kid” Dib (36-2, 21 KOs), a fighter he defeated for his IBF featherweight title. ...
2012-07-31
Billy Dib joins ‘The Money Team’
The dream of any professional boxer is to get the chance to fight the best in the States backed by a huge company. IBF Featherweight champion Billy Dib has previously had the chance when he was signed with Golden Boy Promotions, but it wasn’t a successful US debut for the Australian, losing to ...
2013-10-21
Billy Dib, training harder
By Leila Abdallah Bankstown boxer, Billy ‘The Kid’ Dib, 28, will step into the ring to face off his Russian rival Evgeny Gradovich, in a bid to reclaim the International Boxing Federation featherweight world championship. Twenty thousand people are expected at the fight in Macao, China on N...
2012-07-29
Dib joins The Money Team
Australia's IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib has signed with Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent's promotional outfit, The Money Team. Dib joins Cuban phenomenon Yuriorkis Gamboa and former super middleweight champion Andre Dirrell in the TMT stable. ...
2012-07-28
Billy Dib signs with 50 Cent’s TMT Promotions
IBF Featherweight champion, Billy ‘The Kid’ Dib has reportedly signed a promotion deal with TMT Boxing Promotions owned by rapper 50 Cent. 50 Cent, who is best friends with Floyd Mayweather Jr made a shock announcement last week when he became a licensed boxing promoter. He will run the compa...
2012-07-17
Billy Dib eyes triumphant US return
IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib has a burning desire to reconquer the US after his fall from grace four years ago. On Friday night, Dib survived a tough fight against Mexico’s Juan Antonio Rodriguez in Sydney to score a unanimous points victory and earn his 34th pro win from 35 fights. It ...
2012-07-14
Billy Dib wins non-title bout against Juan Antonio Rodriguez
Watched by NSW premier Barry O'Farrell, Dib (35-1, 21 KOs) finished the 10-round contest in the Sydney suburb of Campsie marked around both eyes following some head clashes. Rodriguez (21-4, 19 KO) tagged the Sydney fighter with some good shots in a desperate final round onslaught, but the Austra...
2012-07-12
Billy Dib vs Juan Antonio Rodriguez: Weigh In Results
It was all smiles and niceties in the Sydney suburb of Greenacre today as Billy Dib weighed in for his super featherweight bout against Juan Antonio Rodriguez. Dib, the IBF featherweight champion, is testing the waters at super featherweight and weighed in at 58.3kg. The Mexican Rodriguez, who ha...
2012-04-03
Billy The Kid named our top sportsperson of the year
BILLY Dib, the world featherweight boxing champion, is the 2011 Leader-Tynan Honda Sportstar of the year. The unassuming boxer from Roselands — the son of Engadine greengrocers who migrated from Lebanon — won his second world title, beating Mexican Jorge Lacierva at Sydney Olympic Park in Jul...
2012-03-08
Aussie Dib punishes Mexican challenger
AUSTRALIA'S Billy Dib has retained his IBF featherweight world title, with Mexican challenger Eduardo Escobedo calling off the fight after the sixth round in Hobart. Escobedo had called Dib a "little pussy" in the lead-up but Dib relentlessly attacked his opponent, unleashing a flurry of punches...
2012-03-07
Billy Dib retains IBF world title
AUSTRALIA'S Billy Dib has retained his IBF featherweight world title, with Mexican challenger Eduardo Escobedo calling off the fight after the sixth round in Hobart. Escobedo had called Dib a "little pussy" in the lead-up but Dib relentlessly attacked his opponent, unleashing a flurry of punches ...
2012-03-07
Dib and Geale retain IBF belts in Tasmania
Daniel Geale remains the IBF middleweight champion after recording a unanimous victory over mandatory challenger Osumanu Adama earlier today at the Derwent Entertainment Centre in Tasmania, Australia. The 31 year-old gained scores of 118-110, 117-111 and 115-113 from the judges at ringside to keep a...
2012-02-15
Worlds to collide in Dib-Escobedo bout
IF things had been different Billy Dib would have faced the man looking to take away his world title from him years ago but now finally their worlds will clash. Dib will put his IBF featherweight title on the line against Eduardo Escobedo, of Mexico, on March 7. Although it will be the first time t...
2012-01-23
Geale and Dib defend IBF belts on March 7 double-header
Aussies put world titles on the line Daniel Geale (26-1, 15 KO's) will make the second defence of his IBF middleweight championship against mandatory challenger Osumanu Adama on March 7th in his native Tasmania. The 30 year-old Australian, who easily out-pointed voluntary challenger Eromosele Alber...
2012-02-11
Dib plans on beating Escobedo convincingly
IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib told Fightnews.com that he has had excellent preparation for his world title defense against Eduardo Escobedo of Mexico at the Derwent Entertainment Center on March 7 in Hobart, Tasmania. Dib is making the second defense of the title since defeating the highly re...
2012-01-29
Dib ready for second defense
IBF featherweight champion Billy “the Kid” Dib (33-1, 20 KOs) will make the second defense of the title on March 7 when he will clash with Mexico’s Eduardo “Canilla” Escobedo (32-3, 23 KOs) at the Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Dib said “The Mexican is unbeate...
2012-01-16
Dib-Escobedo March 7
IBF featherweight champion Bill “The Kid” Dib (33-1, 20 KOs) will have mandatory title defense against Mexico’s Eduardo “Canilla” Escobedo (32-3, 23 KOs) on March 7 at the Derwent Entertainment Centre in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Dib captured the vacant title in 2011, with a clear cut d...
2012-01-01
Billy Dib Talks Top Rank Meeting
BF Featherweight champion-Billy ‘The Kid’ Dib talks to ES News Reporter-Elie Seckbach about his meeting with Top Rank and plans for after his March 7 title defense against Eduardo Escobedo as well as the Australian wildlife with Anthony Mundine....
2012-01-12
Billy Dib To Make Mandatory Defense Against Eduardo Escobedo
Billy Dib has announced that he will make his first mandatory defense of his IBF Featherweight title against Mexican, Eduardo “Canilla” Escobedo (32-3-0) on March 7, 2012 in Tasmania. The fight will form part of an IBF World Title doubleheader with Daniel Geale defending his title against Ada...
2011-11-21
Dib's chilling message to King John
The next fighter on the Australian's hit list, Dib has previously sparred with John - and is positive he has the edge on the Indonesian should he accept an offer to fight. Dib has however laid down the law, refusing to fight in Indonesia with the bout to either take place in Australia or America....
2011-11-21
Dib fears demands could derail dream fight
AUSTRALIA'S International Boxing Federation featherweight world champion Billy Dib is urging Indonesian superstar Chris John not to price him out of their mooted fight. Dib, who delivered on his pre-fight promise of a knockout in his first defence against Italian Alberto Servidei on Saturday nigh...
2011-11-21
Boxing’s Billy ‘The Kid’ Dib on the rise
Australian boxer Billy Dib defended his IBF featherweight belt in style on Saturday night, dismantling his Italian opponent in the first round and setting up a potential bout with WBA champion Chris John. Dib has been one of Australia’s most talented fighters for years. Much better known in the...
2011-11-21
Australian IBF featherweight champ Billy Dib does his best
THE ferocity in his stare was unmistakable. As Billy Dib burned holes in opponent Alberto Servidei from across the ring before the opening bell, the result was inevitable. Dib took 2min 38sec to dismantle the undefeated Italian, defending his IBF featherweight title in a manner that would have ea...
2011-11-21
Dib jabs at John camp
Australia's IBF featherweight world boxing champion Billy Dib is urging Indonesian superstar Chris John not to price him out of a mooted fight. Dib, who delivered on his pre-fight promise of a knockout in his first defence against Italian Alberto Servidei on Saturday night, says he intends to add...
2011-11-20
Billy Dib beats Alberto Servidei with a spectacular first
IF he was considered a boring fighter before last night, Billy Dib can today be accused of short-changing his fans. Barely had they sat down for the main event at the State Sports Centre in Homebush before he had disposed of previously undefeated contender Alberto Servidei. ...
2011-11-20
Billy Dib beats Alberto Servidei with first round knockout to
Dib jumped his opponent from the start, backing him up and catching him several times before landing a crunching left rip to the body. Servidei, who had a 31-0-2 record, never looked like getting up, with the fight at the Sydney Olympic Park Centre called off after just 2min 38sec. Dib improve...
2011-11-17
Billy Dib warns Alberto Servidei: ‘Bring a pillow, you’re going
Petra Kirsch – Gelsenkirchen In order to best endear himself with a television audience, Australian featherweight Billy Dib has been instructed by his manager to become more aggressive and seek highlight reel stoppage victories. Taking heed of the advice, Dib, 26, will begin by attacking Saturd...
2011-11-17
Dib promises KO in boxing defence
Billy Dib is promising a knockout and a dramatic role reversal in style for his IBF featherweight boxing world title defence against Italian challenger Alberto Servidei on Saturday. Dib (32-1, 19 KOs) will be making the first defence of his title at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, the venue wh...
2011-11-17
Billy Dib sets scene for fiery bout against Alberto Servidei
IT didn't take long for the ill-feeling to emerge, as world champion Billy Dib and his opponent Alberto Servidei jabbed each other with insults before the fight on Saturday. Meeting for the first time in Leichhardt's Italian Forum for the official media conference yesterday, neither fighter was l...
2011-11-13
Billy Dib has the heart of a champion, but has never fought a
The toughest fighter in this photo is not Billy Dib - he is merely a boxing world champion, top of the tree in the most exacting sport of all. The other guy, with one leg and two replaced lungs, is the warrior. Scott McDonald, 17, has boxed cancer for 10 months. He has absorbed numerous blows, bu...
2011-11-10
Soward, Dib form a knockout friendship
STRUGGLING with confidence as his form dipped for St George Illawarra, Jamie Soward revealed how he sought inspiration from boxing world champion Billy Dib to help get his season back on track. A chance meeting in the Dragons dressing rooms earlier this year paved the way for the athletes to deve...
2011-11-04
Vic Darchinyan's next bout to be shown on free to air television
AUSTRALIAN boxing will leap from the canvas today when Vic Darchinyan announces his forthcoming world title fight will be shown on free-to-air television - giving the industry its biggest shake-up in more than 40 years. The Daily Telegraph can reveal Channel 7 has agreed to screen live Darchinyan...
2011-10-23
This Sporting Life: Billy Dib
Becoming the International Boxing Federation world featherweight champion in July made me a better person because with the belt came a desire to give something back. It can be as simple a gesture as offering a few words of advice to an aspiring boxer, giving a pair of signed gloves to charity or by ...
2011-10-12
Billy Dib promises KO in title defence
AUSTRALIA'S IBF featherweight boxing world champion Billy Dib will chase a knockout and try to punch a hole in the unbeaten record of Italian Alberto Servidei in his first title defence on November 19. "I'm expecting to put on a great performance for the Australian public, but I do have one thing...
2011-09-15
Billy Dib to make first IBF defence on November 19
Australia's IBF featherweight boxing world champion Billy Dib will make his first defence in Sydney on November 19, after returning from rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in the fight game. Dib comes home this weekend from a three-week trip to the United States, during which he met...
2011-08-05
Billy Dib Update
NEW IBF featherweight world boxing champion Billy Dib reckoned he was so small growing up that he was regularly picked on. Older brother Nasser knows a bit about that. "Billy still managed to stay out of trouble . . . we all did because we all had a good family upbringing," he said. ...
2011-08-02
Billy Dib Update
WHEN Billy DibÕs trainer was examining opponents for a possible world title fight, one man he feared was Mexican Jorge Lacierva. Not any more. The St George boxer stuck to the game plan devised by trainer Billy Hussein, with Dib winning a unanimous decision to take out the IBF featherweight world t...
2011-08-01
Billy Dib Update
BILLY HUSSEIN never wanted to train Billy Dib. Too much ego, he thought, not a team player. It was only at the insistence of his brother Hussein Hussein, a former world title challenger, that Billy Hussein relented in late 2008. And there they were in Dib's corner last Friday night as the 25-y...
2011-07-30
Billy Dib Update
Australian featherweight Bily Dib (32-1, 19 KOs) captured the vacant IBF featherweight crown with a clear twelve rounds points decision over Mexico’s Jorge Lacierva (39-8-6, 26 KOs) at the Olympic Park Sports Centre in Homebush, BSydney, NSW, Australia on Friday. Dib controlled most of the rounds ...
2011-07-30
Billy Dib Update
Newly crowned IBF featherweight world champion Billy Dib is eyeing a massive unification fight with superstar Chris John and looks set to lead a new Australian boxing boom, spearheaded by the little guys. Dib's unanimous points win over Mexican Jorge Lacierva on Friday meant he joined Australian ...
2011-07-29
Billy Dib Update
Australian featherweight Bily Dib (32-1, 19 KOs) captured the vacant IBF featherweight crown with a clear twelve rounds points decision over Mexico’s Jorge Lacierva (39-8-6, 26 KOs) at the Olympic Park Sports Centre in Homebush, BSydney, NSW, Australia on Friday. Dib controlled most of the rounds ...
2011-07-19
After Growing Up, Billy Dib Ready for Jorge Lacierva
Billy “The Kid” Dib is quick to admit that he had lots of growing up to do following his lone professional blemish, a 2008 decision loss to then-WBO featherweight titlist Steven Luevano in Dib’s last appearance in America. Dib, a 25-year-old native of Sydney, Australia, said he had everything...
2011-07-19
Billy Dib Update
Australian featherweight Billy Dib (31-1, 19KOs) challenges Mexican Jorge Lacierva (39-7-6, 26KOs) for the vacant IBF Featherweight title at the Olympic Park Sports Centre in Sydney on the 29th July and this week completes his sparring on the Gold Coast, Queensland with some of Australia’s brighte...
2011-07-13
Billy Dib goes back to basics as he chases IBF
BILLY Dib, once the proud owner of the shiftiest snakehips in Australian boxing, has turned legit. The shimmy-shimmy-shoo is gone. The hypnotic snake charmer is done. "It took a lot of time to sit back and reflect on who I was becoming in the past and who I wanted to be in the future," Dib said ye...
2011-06-26
Success Stories: Billy Dib
BILLY “The Kid” Dib embodies a boxer’s spirit - to get up again and again no matter how hard the punches are thrown. The Greenacre boxer currently trains at Lakemba gym, and first donned the gloves as a child as a way to work past his chronic asthma, but never could have seen the remedy wou...
2011-06-13
Time for golden child to fulfil prophecy
When Oscar De La Hoya, Shane Mosley and Prince Naseem Hamed wax lyrical about you as a special prospect in the boxing world, there comes a time when potential must transfer to results. To now, Billy Dib has yet to deliver. Six weeks out from his world title fight, more than two years after his on...
2011-06-09
Title fight a shot at redemption for Billy 'The Kid' Dib
BILLY Dib cannot get on to Australian television screens. Not even with a world title fight. It's why this one means everything. The Daily Telegraph can reveal Dib - the Sydney featherweight with only one loss in eight years and 33 fights - is "going all in" to challenge Mexican Jorge Lacierva for ...
2011-04-05
Dib’s killer instinct
NOW with a killer instinct, and inspired by the only heartbreaking loss of his career, Billy Dib has propelled himself into world title contention after being sanctioned to compete for the vacant IBF featherweight title. The title was vacated after Yuriorkis Gamboa, of Cuba, missed a mandatory re-w...
2011-04-04
Dib vs Garcia in the works
Australian IBF#4 ranked featherweight Billy “The Kid” Dib (31-1, 19KO’s) confirmed to Fightnews today that he is in negotiations to take on IBF#1 ranked Mikey Garcia for the vacant IBF 126 pound title in July in the USA or Australia. He stated, “We are close to agreeing the finer details su...
2011-04-03
Dib gets a chance to prove Oscar was wrong
BILLY DIB plans to embarrass the biggest promotion company in boxing, Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy, by making a showman's statement in his world title fight in July against one of the world's best featherweights. Dib has secured an IBF title fight against American Miguel Angel Garcia, who is und...
2011-03-13
Dib stops Sismundo
IBF #4, WBA #12 Billy Dib (31-1, 19 KOs) stopped Ricky Sismundo (18-6, 7 KOs) in eight rounds at the Italian club, Perth, Western Australia on Saturday. Dib controlled all the rounds and forced a stoppge in the eighth and final round. Dib is chasing a shot at WBA champion Chris John and IBF champion...
2011-03-11
Dib in action Saturday
IBF#4, WBA#12 Billy Dib (30-1, 18 KOs) returns to action in the ring against tough Filipino, Ricky Sismundo (18-5) in an eight round fight at the Italian club, Perth, Western Australia. Dib is chasing a shot at WBA champion Chris John and IBF champion Yurlorkis Gamboa. Dib is a former IBO 130 world ...
2011-02-04
Dib targets KO win
Australian IBF #5 and WBA #12 ranked featherweight Billy Dibb (30-1, 18 KO’s ) has been in Perth this week as part of his preparations for his upcoming fight with Filipino Ricky Sismundo (18-5, 7KO’s ) at the WA Italian Club in the city on March 12th. Alongside his trainer Billy Hussein he compl...
2011-01-13
Billy 'the Kid' Dib seeks belt
AFTER a two-year absence from the world title scene, Billy Dib is on the verge of bringing a ground-breaking world championship bout to Australia. Dib’s camp has held in-depth discussions with undefeated WBA Super World featherweight champion Chris John with both parties all but agreeing to a fig...
2011-03-12
Dib Returns
IBF #5 and WBA #12 ranked featherweight Billy "The Kid" Dib (30-1, 18 KO's) from Sydney, Australia returns to the ring on March 12th with a clash against WBO #5 ranked Lorenzo Villanueva (18- 0, 17KO's) from the Philippines who is unbeaten in eighteen fights, with seventeen wins inside the distance....
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