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Dib Plans Summer Return, Eyes Gradovich-Munoz Winner

Recently deposed IBF featherweight boxing world champion Billy Dib is eyeing a rematch with his conqueror Evgeny Gradovich later this year.

The California-based Russian dethroned Dib in the Australian's third title defence with a split-points win in March in Connecticut.

Sydneysider Dib had a rematch clause in the contract and plans to invoke it later this year.

He will have a fight in June or July and await the outcome of Gradovich's first title defence against Argentina's IBF No.1 contender Mauricio Munoz on July 27.

If Munoz wins, Dib might have to wait a little longer and fight again before getting a title shot, but a Gradovich victory would set up a rematch with the Australian in late 2013.

"That (the rematch) will be happening sometime in October, November, no doubt before the year ends," Dib said.

"If Munoz beats him (Gradovich), then I'll face somebody in an eliminator.

"We're working on a possible return to the ring anywhere between the end of June and early July.

"We've had a couple of offers of fights in America and possibly fighting in Singapore, so we're just working on a few things at the moment."

Dib said he had been back training in the gym for five weeks.

"I'm working on honing my skills and working on bettering myself," he said. "I'm working on the flaws that I have."

He said he needed to get back to his traditional strengths.

"I think that's the most important thing. I need to get back to being what made Billy Dib successful and that's being a clever boxer and an aggressive body puncher," Dib said.

"During the fight (with Gradovich), I copped a few injuries.

"The cuts to the head kind of put me off my game a little bit. But that's boxing."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by anonymous2.0 on 05-06-2013

You had a rematch clause for a guy that didn't even have a full training camp?

Comment by Hilis on 05-06-2013

Mares vs. Dib? Good fight or total mismatch; whad'yall think?

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