Billy ‘The Kid’ Dib is back and proudly announcing his next fight against current WBC World Youth and IBF Pan-Pacific Youth champion Davey Browne to be held at ‘The Cube’, Campbelltown Catholic Club on March 11, 2009.
Billy, fresh from his spiritual journey ‘Hajj’ to Mecca at the end of 2008, is back, re-focused and reenergised on his way to the top of the featherweight standings.
Working under the guidance of new BTK team member and renowned trainer Billy Hussein, who will work alongside the immortal Johnny Lewis in Dib’s corner, no stone is being left unturned in climbing the world rankings once again and it all starts on March 11 against the up-and-coming Browne, who boasts a 15-0-1 record in what should be a super bout.
Dib, at 23 years of age, acknowledges the set-back in Atlantic City as a ‘life lesson’ and sees more pros, than cons in the defeat.
“I learned more in my one loss than my twenty victories or my world championship title, and I could see the areas of improvement required and to me, this is a positive step for my career and life.
“You have to question yourself, be it in boxing or any aspect of your life to continually improve and both the loss to Luevano and my trip to ‘Mecca’ allowed me to not only question myself, but also answer, which is the real positive.
“Billy Hussein has joined my team, and now with Billy and Johnny in my corner, my training is so much sharper, more quality with my work and more importantly, to another level. Obviously the plan is for this to transpose into the ring and I know when I step back in against Davey Browne on March 11th, his chin will see the benefits.
“I have a great support team, some fantastic sponsors, coupled with new sponsors looking to come on board, so I’m really happy and confident for a great 2009 and beyond. I want my world title back and this is just the first stepping-stone towards it”.
Dib, a phenomenal talent for one so young, was the IBO Super Featherweight champion at only 22 years of age and boasts a record of 21-1 (11).
Billy’s only loss was when challenging for a second world title at featherweight to American Steven Luevano in Atlantic City in October, 2008.
The WBC World Youth and IBF Pan-Pacific Youth titles are for boxers under 24 years of age and carry significant presence with the governing bodies, hence a real plus to rankings position and future bouts.
Already Billy is receiving interest from various promoters in the US for bouts against current IBF and WBC champions respectively – Cristobel Cruz and Oscar Larios being mooted, as well as a possible re-entry to the super-featherweight ranks later on with the likes of WBO champion Nicky Cook from the UK.