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Billy Dib Confident About Beating Juan Manuel Lopez

by Edward Chaykovsky

IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib (34-1, 21KOs) feels very confident about his chances in a possible fight with Puerto Rico's Juan Manuel Lopez (31-2, 28KOs), who was knocked out in two out of his last three fights. Lopez's promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, has mentioned  a possible year-end bout between Lopez and Dib at New York's Madison Square Garden. Dib would love to receive the opportunity.

The Australian boxer wants to avenge the only loss of his career. He was decisioned by Steven Luevano in October 2008 and won his next 13 fights, with 11 by knockout. Luevano was later knocked out by Lopez and retired from boxing.

"I have got the magic to beat this guy. I think he has done his time. I have gone under the radar, fought for minimal purses in obscurity, and now it is my time to capitalize. This fight would also mean redemption for me. Lopez knocked out Steven Luevano, who is the only fighter to beat me, and after that loss people said I was never going to get a big fight in America again. People need to start believing the Billy Dib is backing it up. This is what I have been waiting for, I will accept the challenge with open arms.," Dib told The Telegraph.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by STREET CLEANER on 03-27-2012

LOL he should be calling out Salido. I guess he wants to make some type of name for himself to get other opportunities

Comment by Corelone on 03-27-2012

What happened to calling out the winner? I guess it's ok to kick a guy when he's down, just don't call it bravado. If you shoot for the moon, you might hit the back fence. If you shoot for second…

Comment by Money_May on 03-27-2012

Whenever Juanma gets hit he feels it right down to his legs. Couple that with how easy he is to hit and his poor defence and you got dib winning this unless he gets robbed

Comment by ChampBox@PR on 03-27-2012

Juanma KOs this bum!!

Comment by Ringlife on 03-27-2012

Sure why not?

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