Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Billy Dib vs. Guillaume Frenois Eliminator For Gervonta Davis

Last month, the International Boxing Federation ordered a super featherweight eliminator between #3, Billy Dib (42-4, 24 KOs) and #7, Francisco Fonseca (19-0-1, 13 KOs).

The two sides had until August 14th to reach an agreement, with the winner landing a shot at undefeated world champion Gervonta Davis.

No agreement was needed, as Davis reached a deal to defend his title against Fonseca - as part of the Showtime Pay-Per-View undercard to next Saturday's showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, which takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

billy-dib (2)

BoxingScene.com has been advised that the IBF has now ordered a new final eliminator, this time between Dib and  #11 ranked Guillaume Frenois (44-1, 10 KOs) of France. The two boxers are the highest ranked available contenders and the winner will land a crack at the Davis vs. Fonseca winner.

Frenois has won thirteen fights in a row since suffering his first defeat at the hands of Devis Boschiero in 2013.

Dib, a former IBF featherweight champion, has won three in a row since getting knocked out by then WBC champion Takashi Miura in May of 2015.

Dib is now being trained by veteran coach Robert Garcia. They had their first fight together last month at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where Robert's younger brother Mikey Garcia defeated Adrien Broner in the main event.

Dib's fight with Yardley Cruz ended early, when a clash of heads in the third round created a cut on Cruz and he said he was unable to continue - which caused a no-contest to be ruled by the New York Commission.

Davis captured the world title earlier this year, when he knocked out undefeated Jose Pedraza at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He then traveled over to the UK and knocked out mandatory challenger Liam Walsh.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Kiowhatta on 08-18-2017

What is interesting about Dib is that early in his pro career, he emulated and copied the style of Prince Naseem Hamed. And he was pretty darn good. But then trainer Johnny Lewis came in and moulded him into a…

Comment by BigZ44 on 08-18-2017

Damn, Dib is past it and Frenois is a Euro level fighter. Looks like it's going to be back to back easy wins for Tank. He's still really young though and this will be a mando, so nothing he can…

Comment by Fabes88 on 08-18-2017

[QUOTE=Kigali;17958904]A so called great fighter would have immediately rematched Salido instead of letting other guys beat on him.[/QUOTE] You must have me confused with one of his nut huggers I don't care about all of that I'm here to speak…

Comment by Kigali on 08-18-2017

[QUOTE=Fabes88;17958901]I didn't read the interview where Loma said rigo needs to sell more tickets or where his promoter outright said he's not ready for him yet[/QUOTE] A so called great fighter would have immediately rematched Salido instead of letting other…

Comment by Fabes88 on 08-18-2017

[QUOTE=Kigali;17958773]Meanwhile Loma avoids Rigo:bottle:[/QUOTE] I didn't read the interview where Loma said rigo needs to sell more tickets or where his promoter outright said he's not ready for him yet

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (14)
Top Headlines Saunders: Eubank Jr. is Never, Ever Going To Be a World Beater! Wilder: I've Been Calling Out Anthony Joshua For Almost 2 Years! Bradley Skeete vs. Kerman Lejarraga For EBU Belt on March 24 Frederik Hede Jensen Set For Next Fight on March 10 Mikhalkin: It Was Inevitable For Me and Sergey Kovalev To Fight Duva Expects Good Crowd on Night of Competing Cards in NY Alexander Manager: After Robbery - We Want Danny Garcia Next! Rios Hopes 'I Don’t Get Back Down to F***ing Gutter' After Loss Abel Sanchez: Golovkin Turned 'Runner' Canelo into Mayweather! Lucas Browne: I Want a Good, Bloody Fight Against Whyte! Moses Not Happy With Scores, Wants Rematch With Ray Beltran Holzken Warns Callum Smith: Be Ready, I'm Coming To Beat You! Wilder To Luis Ortiz: I'm Gonna Beat Your Ass, You're Going Down! Mikael Zewski Drops, Decisions Jose de Jesus Macias Callum Smith vs. Nieky Holzken in Play For WBSS Clash Callum Smith To Fight New Opponent, Braehmer Withdraws Thurman: Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia Are Real Salty Right Now! Luis Nery Leaves For Japan, Vows To Knock Yamanaka Out Promoter: Superfly encore will pick up where 'Chocolatito' left off Arum: Pacquiao-Matthysse Can Happen Later, But Not in April Mariana Juarez Continues Run, Retains WBC Belt in Mexico City Chocolatito's Manager Firm on May Return, Rules Out Nietes Gary Russell Jr. vs. Joseph Diaz - The Ball is Already Rolling Linares: I'm Confident That I Can Beat Lomachenko! Juan Francisco Estrada Will Aim To Knock Sor Rungvisai Out Arum: I Really Think Joshua's Chin is Suspect, Parker Could KO Him Ricardo Mayorga Hits Texas To Begin Camp For April Return Kell Brook Admits He Hit 'Rock Bottom' After Spence, GGG Losses Eubank Sr. To Eubank Jr. - The Decision Was The Right Decision Imre Szello Got Revenge on Denis Grachev in Hungary George Groves: Eubank Jr. Should Try Something Else, or Perform WBC Welterweight Tournament - Eight Fighters Announced Frank Warren is Eager To Do Billy Joe Saunders vs. George Groves Daigo Higa, Ken Shiro Title Bouts Added To Murata-Blandamura Bellew Urges Eubank Jr. To Make Big Changes After Groves Loss Humberto Velazco With Big KO Win Over Thomas Williams Jr. Weekend Review: Groves Proves His Level, Eubank Jr. Sinks Bivol Believes Barrera's Reason for Picking Him Over Kovalev Porter To Thurman: You Ran in Our Fight & You're Still Running! Garcia on Spence: I Don’t Duck Nobody; It'll Eventually Happen
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement