Dib disappointed by Franco’s withdrawal

Billy Dib

IBF featherweight titleholder Billy Dib says he is “disappointed and shocked” by the news that Luis Franco has withdrawn from their March 1 title fight. Dib (35-1, 21 knockouts) was expecting to make the third defense of his belt at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Conn., which would headline an episode of ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights.

The fight would be his first since signing with rapper turned boxing promoter Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s SMS Promotions and first in America since his lone professional defeat to Steven Luevano in 2008…read story >