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Billy Dib vs. Jayson Velez in Play For Cotto-Trout Bill

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has been advised that there are serious ongoing negotiations to finalize a featherweight showdown between IBF champion Billy Dib (35-1, 21KOs) and undefeated contender Jayson Velez (19-0, 14KOs) of Puerto Rico.

If the fight gets made, it would take place on December 1st at New York's Madison Square Garden - as part of the Showtime broadcast which features Miguel Cotto vs. Austin Trout in the televised main event.

Velez is an up and coming contender under the banner of Miguel Cotto Promotions. Dib, with far more experience, is a big step up in class for Velez. The Australian boxer has won his last fourteen outings since suffering a twelve round decision loss to Steven Luevano in 2008.

There is still a sticking point that has to be resolved. At the moment, Velez is not ranked in the top 15 by the IBF. However, Velez is expected to enter the top 15 in the IBF's November rankings. Mauricio Javier Munoz is also the mandatory challenger to Dib's title, but that situation can easily be resolved by requesting an extension and paying a small fee.

Both sides are waiting for the IBF to approve the match before finalizing the details.

"The fight has been agreed to in principle. We are working on the contract documents and we are working with the IBF to get it approved," said Gaby Penagaricano of Miguel Cotto Promotions to BoxingScene.com.

Tags: Jayson Velez image   Billy Dib image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 11-01-2012

Beranza dominated Velez and chased him around the ring to the point that Velez own fans were booing him. He stunk out the place. Velez ran like a frightened vulnerable puppy from a 35 year old. Pure disgrace. He was…

Comment by Corelone on 11-01-2012

[QUOTE=Hallaqsillaq;12657044]I think I remember that fight with Beranza, if that was the one in Caguas a few months ago he looked horrible. Velez has a long way to go before he's a top ten fighter in his division... big step…

Comment by kiaba360 on 11-01-2012

[QUOTE=4Corners;12657671]Dib is 50's guy. Hopefully they'll do Fortuna vs. Dib if they both win in December.[/QUOTE] I came to that conclusion today. So 50 has Dirrell/Dib/Gamboa. Basically where he was 2 months ago lol. At least they have upcoming fights.

Comment by richardt on 11-01-2012

[QUOTE=-SWIFT-;12656378]que means what[/QUOTE]Then use the word "What" instead.

Comment by 4Corners on 11-01-2012

[QUOTE=kiaba360;12656332]So....Mayweather Promotions/Cotto Promotions/GBP on one night?[/QUOTE] Dib is 50's guy. Hopefully they'll do Fortuna vs. Dib if they both win in December.

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