Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Billy Dib Targeting Unification, Wants Chris John Clash - Boxing News
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
 Boxing Articles
 Boxing Interviews
 Breaking News
 Boxing Press Releases
 Boxing Results
 World Boxing News
Follow BoxingScene
 
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
 Register A Free Account
 Account Login
 Boxing Schedule
 Boxing Champions
 Boxing Downloads
 Boxing Forums
 Boxing News Wire
 Boxing Photos
 Boxing History
 Boxer Search
 Fantasy Betting
 Feedback
 Fitness and Health  
 Free Homepage
 Mixed Martial Arts
 Pound For Pound
 Upcoming Fight Archive
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  8/3/2011       Read more by Ryan Songalia         
   
Billy Dib Targeting Unification, Wants Chris John Clash
Share Click Here To Email Printable version Search BoxingScene Database 

By Ryan Songalia

Newly crowned IBF featherweight champ Billy Dib says he is planning to make his first voluntary title defense in November or December, with his sights set on unification.

The 24-year-old year Dib (32-1, 19 KO) of Sydney, Australia won the vacant belt last week with a unanimous decision over Jorge Lacierva. The fight wasn't televised in Australia, which Dib claims was due to "politics." Dib says that the TV situation has been figured out for his next fight, which will be in Australia.

"We will be looking at a top 15 contender to provide a great fight for the fans to repay them for the great support I have received in winning the IBF title," Dib said.

"I would really like to face [WBA featherweight champ] Chris John in a unification bout. The fight would be massive in Australia."

John of Jakarta, Indonesia is unbeaten at 45-0-2 (22 KO) and has held the title since 2004. The 31-year-old John is coming off a decision win over countryman Daud Cino Yordan and last competed Australia in 2005, when he stopped Tommy Browne in 10 rounds.

Dib hopes to return to America for a future title defense, in part to redeem his image stateside following his lone loss to Steven Luevano in 2008.

"I'd love to once again fight in America to showcase my skills and show the changed fighter that I am, but Australia has been so good to me and we would be very proud to once again put on a good show for the Australian fans," said Dib.

Ryan Songalia is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) and contributes to GMA News and the Filipino Reporter newspaper in New York City. He can be reached at ryan@ryansongalia.com . An archive of his work can be found at www.ryansongalia.com . Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ryansongalia .

Tags: Chris John , Billy Dib


 

 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

comment by Mr. Ryan, on 08-03-2011
[QUOTE=komandante]Billy Dib has just beaten a so so fighter and now asking the moon.:loser:[/QUOTE] I say why not, I haven't heard much from Chris John since his two fights in America against Rocky Juarez. I'd love to see John make a move to unify.

comment by Bomb_onya_Madre, on 08-03-2011
[QUOTE=-KULT-]Chris John should take this fight. If he's not gonna fight Gamboa or the best of the featherweights atleast take a unification fight. The the fight is also plausible as Chris John has fought in Australia and can make the fight over there. He's already in his thirties and shoul...

comment by Bomb_onya_Madre, on 08-03-2011
hey haters stop talken sh!t all yall wouldnt even beat your mom in a fight hes said sorry for his past behavior you have to respect that get over it get a life stop hating take a look at youself

comment by giacomino, on 08-03-2011
John apparently isn't going to fight any of the top guys 126 so he may as well do us all a big fat favor and slap the **** out of this paper title holder from Oz

comment by komandante, on 08-03-2011
Billy Dib has just beaten a so so fighter and now asking the moon.:loser:

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (6) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Andres Gutierrez Pumped For Hug...
  Roman Gonzalez Feels Estrada Wo...
  Koelling, Feigenbutz Return on ...
  Kal Yafai: I Want To Win a Titl...
  Arum Expects Piriyapinyo To Tes...
  Roach Warns Algieri: Talk All Y...
  Haye Sees Joshua as Future Thre...
  Groves: This is The Most Import...
  Roach Tabs Kovalev: Hopkins Bit...
  Groves Admits Career Will Be in...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2003-2014 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.