Billy Dib Continues Rise, Dismantles Manakane in Eight

Billy Dib

IT may have taken just over a decade to occur, but Billy Dib’s debut in Melbourne was nothing short of impressive.

On a drip and in hospital less than twenty-four hours earlier, Dib entered The Melbourne Pavilion and put on a boxing clinic, before ending proceedings with an eighth round knockout over durable Indonesian Ruben Manakane.

A flashier than expected Dib (38-3, 22 KO KOs) dominated the fight quite literally from start to finish. From the beginning, a confident Dib was throwing hard combinations and fought primarily with his hands by his side, regularly turning Manakane (14-12-1, 9 KOs) and knocking the visitor’s head back with powerful jabs…read story >