Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight champion Billy “The Kid” Dib (37-3, 21 KOs) will not be trick-or-treating tomorrow night (Friday) at home in Australia. Instead, he’ll be dressed in trunks and wearing boxing gloves for his 12-round fight with his upset-minded Indonesian opponent Ruben Manakane (14-11-1, 9 KOs) for the vacant PABA super featherweight title.… Read Article
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (July 3, 2014) – Filipino knockout artist Michael “Hammer Fist” Farenas (39-4-4, 31 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten Mark “Too Sharp” Davis (18-1, 5 KOs) in eighth round of last night’s main event on a special edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights.… Read Article
(all pictures by Emily Harney)
MARK “Too Sharp” DAVIS(18-0), Cleveland, Ohio 130 LBS.
MICHAEL “Hammer Fist” FARENAS (38-4-4, 30 KOs), Paranaque City, Philippines 130 LBS.
(L-R): Michael Farenas-Mark Davis
CO-FEATURE – JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHTS (10) – ESPN
BILLY “The Kid” DIB (36-3, 21 KOs), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 131 LBS.
ALBERTO “Kichis” GARZA(26-7-1, 21 KOs), Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico 131 LBS.
(L-R): Algerto Garza-Billy
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (June 19, 2014) – Former IBF featherweight champion Billy “The Kid” Dib (36-3, 21 KOs) returns Wednesday, July 2 to the scene of arguably the most disappointing night of his professional career for a 10-round co-feature bout against former WBA featherweight title challenger Alberto “Kichis” Garza (26-7-1, 21 KOs). Dib’s promoter, 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions, will present a special edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights at Grand Theater in Fox Tower at Foxwoods … Read Article
Former IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib (36-2, 21 KO’s) got back on the winning track on Friday night in defeating a ring rusty 33-year-old Mike Oliver (25-4, 8 KO’s) by a 10 round majority decision at the Connecticut Convention Center, in Hartford, Connecticut. The final judges scores were 96-92, 96-92 and 94-94. Dib was docked a point each in rounds 2 and 3 for throwing low blows.
Oliver went on the canvas after the 1st … Read Article
Australian boxer-puncher Billy “The Kid” Dib (35-2, 21 KOs) returns to the United States on a mission to recapture his world title belt. The former International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight champion takes on local favorite “Machine Gun” Mike Oliver (25-3, 8 KOs), in the 10-round co-feature on the July 5thESPN Friday Night Fightsshow, airing live from the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
“50 Cent’s Birthday Bash,” the first solo venture by rapper/promoter 50 Cent’s (Curtis … Read Article
Exclusive interview by Adam Santarossa: Billy Dib returned to Australia days ago light on luggage after losing his world title and a pint or two short of blood following the ten staples that were needed for a cut to the back of his head and the fourteen stitches that were needed to seal the wound above his right eye.
I spoke with the former IBF Featherweight World Champion in an exclusive interview just days … Read Article
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (March 1, 2013) — In a early “Fight of the Year” candidate, Evgeny “The Mexican-Russian” Gradovich (16-0, 8 KOs) upset defending champion Billy “The Kid” Dib (36-2, 21 KOs) by 12-round split decision for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight title, in tonight’s main event in MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
The event was promoted by 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions and DiBella Entertainment and sponsored by SMS Audio. … Read Article
By Jeff Sorby: Unbeaten Evgeny Gradovich (16-0, 8 KO’s) unseated IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib (35-2, 21 KO’s) on Friday night in beating him by a 12 round split decision on Friday Night Fights at the Foxwoods Resort, in Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA.
The judges had it scored 114-112 and 114-112 for Gradovich, and 114-112 for Dib. Gradovich took the action to Dib, backing him up constantly throughout the fight, and hitting him nonstop. The fight … Read Article
Multiplatinum recording artist and boxing promoter Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson stopped by ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., headquarters yesterday to discuss ESPN’s Friday Night Fights tonight, which will feature IBF Featherweight titlist Billy Dib, promoted by 50 Cents SMS Promotions.
Tonight’s show will be televised live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN.
Tonight 50 Cent will be at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., where he will perform … Read Article