Dib ready to weigh in against Takashi Miura in Japan

Billy Dib

BILLY Dib will attempt to do what great Australian boxers Lionel Rose and Jeff Fenech were unable to do — win a world title belt in the junior lightweight division.

Rose and Fenech won world titles but not the 60-kilogram World Boxing Council junior lightweight title. Dib wants to create history and be the first Australian to win it.

The Engadine fighter heads to Japan next month for a World Boxing Council showdown with reigning champion Takashi Miura.

“The fight is May 1,” said Dib, 29.

“I will leave a week before for Japan to prepare for the fight and it’s a great opportunity for me to win another world title.”…read story >