Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Billy Dib To Face Sukkasem Kietyongyuth on February 26

By Adrien Warren

Former featherweight world champion Billy Dib is hoping boxing will bring some happiness to his life after the death of his wife Sara from cancer last September.

He has announced he will return to fight Thailand's Sukkasem Kietyongyuth in a super featherweight bout on February 26 at Sydney's Emporium Function Centre, the venue for his engagement and the day after Sara would have turned 22.

"I thought the best thing for me was to possibly get back in the ring and try to find some happiness in the ring," Dib (39-4, 23KOs) said in Sydney on Tuesday.

billy-dib (9)

Dib has been out of the ring since his May 2015 TKO defeat to then WBC super featherweight champion Takashi Miura of Japan.

He was scheduled to return to the ring last month as part of David Haye's comeback show in London, but the fight was scrapped. He is also being touted to return on the undercard of Haye's next ring appearance which is scheduled for May.

Sukkasem Kietyongyuth has lost his last two bouts, both by knockout, to unbeaten prospects Ik Yang and Mark Magsayo.

Tags: Billy Dib image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Young Money on 02-09-2016

Bilal Dib isn't a very good fighter. Very weak and bad defence.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Beltran-Pedraza, Dogboe-Otake Set Down For August 25 Shohjahon Ergashev Returns on August 19 in Moscow Alexey Egorov Stops Lateef Kayode in Six Rounds David Price: I Want To Get This Win, Hope For Something Bigger Jackson: I've Seen Footage, Frampton is Sluggish & Too Heavy Nick Webb vs. Dave Allen Eliminator on Whyte-Parker Card Promoter To File Protest Over Suspect 'ShoBox' Result Friday Hearn: Bellew Wants Usyk, Asked Me To Make Fight, I've Called! Joshua: If Wilder Fight Doesn't Happen, I’ll Happily Fight Fury Teofimo Lopez is Likely To Return To Action in December Tete Admits He Would Have Selected Payano as First WBSS Foe Hiroto Kyoguchi To Vacate IBF Title, Move Up in Weight Hamed: Usyk Gives Joshua a Run For His Money, Wilder Too! Danny Garcia on Thurman Loss: They Didn't Want Me To Win Sor Rungvisai is Pumped To Defend WBC Belt on October 6 Card Usyk, Bellew, Joshua, Ward, WBSS: Everyone's a Winner Arum: I Have To Sit With Pacquiao, Talk Face To Face on Future Mikey Garcia: I'm at More of a Disadvantage at 140 Video: Jaime Munguia Talks Smith Win, Plans For The Future Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith - CompuBox Punch Stats WBC Prez: Uysk, Gassiev Will Both Find Success at Heavyweight Naoya Inoue: The WBSS Presents a Real Challenge For Me Denis Lebedev May Push For Mandatory Shot at Usyk Cecilia Braekhus Very Pleased With Dominant Win in Moscow British Boxers Arrested in Connection To Alleged Gang Rape Gassiev: Usyk Showed I Need More Work, I'll Return Stronger Photos: Jean Pascal Dominates, Batters, Stops Steve Bosse Eddie Hearn: Talks For Bellew-Usyk Fight to Start This Week Mykquan Williams, Hurshidbek Normatov, Lennox Allen Win Munguia: Smith Can Take a Punch, I Gained A lot of Experience Alberto Machado: I Want Francisco Vargas Next! Photos: Jaime Munguia Powers Past Liam Smith- MEGA Gallery Photos: Usyk Schools Gassiev To Unify Cruiserweight Division Photos: Alberto Machado Decks, Dominates Mensah To Retain Liam Smith: Munguia is Not a Much Better Fighter Than Me Vivian Harris Gets Revenge on DeMarcus Corley in Rematch Floyd Mayweather Snaps - Goes Bonkers on 50 Cent Amir Khan: I Respect Pacquiao - But I Know I Can Beat Him! Nathan Gorman: I'm The One To Beat Daniel Dubois! Boxing is Still in Doubt For 2020 Olympic Games
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement