World rating awaits for winner of Dib vs. Elliot clash
BOXING returns to the Emporium Function Centre in Bankstown on May 31st with ‘No Fear’, an explosive evening of local professional boxing talent headlined by Billel ‘Babyface’ Dib, who will face Brent ‘Ginger Ninja’ Elliott for the vacant WBO Oriental super featherweight title and top-fifteen world rating up for grabs.
The card will be live streamed globally on GoFightLive for only $9.99 via www.gfl.tv website.
The main event will feature two-time Australian super featherweight champion Billel Dib (13-1, 5 KOs) against Queensland’s Brent Elliott (11-4-4, 3 KOs) over twelve rounds at super featherweight.
“This fight is paving the way to the world stage for me, successfully beating Brent on May 31st will put me on the world stage. I can’t wait, what better way to fight then in your hometown” said Dib.
“This fight is a massive opportunity for me. Winning opens up several doors. I’m going to do everything humanly possible to come home with that belt, because it’s the key to me furthering my career,” said Elliot. “I don’t know exactly what to expect. I’m just preparing for this fight like it’s a world title, and he is a quality opponent that I’ll have to be at my best to beat.”
In the main support, undefeated PABA super middleweight titlist Ben McCulloch (13-0, 10 KOs) will be defending his PABA strap as he attempts to further his WBA #9 world rating, in line for big opportunities to come for him later this year.
“This fight is like every other fight for me, a chance to display my skills and talent, entertain and arouse, exercise my demons and use my hand speed, power and defence to gain victory while my career ascent continues to blossom,” says McCulloch.
At the heavier end of the scale, heavy handed Shane Quinn (8-1-1, 6 KOs) will be squaring up against 6’2 Brett Peters (7-1, 6 KOs) over six exciting rounds of tough leather in the cruiserweight division.
Also scheduled to appear on the card are a further six professional bouts including current New South Wales titlist Ahmed Dib, undefeated Kiwi Dylan Emery, undefeated Irish/Jamaican Tony Senior, local Bankstown boy Rabih Derbas as well as Frenchman Matias Collados, who will be having his second fight in Australia.
This Bankstown boxing event named ‘No Fear’ is promoted by Billy Hussein Promotions in co-promotion with CDL Boxing Promotions and in association with Tipper Time.
“We’re excited be working alongside Billy Hussein and the team in Sydney for our first show in New South Wales, There is an incredible pool of talent over here that we have the pleasure of working closer with now we have expanded our promotions company CDL Boxing Promotions to the east coast,” said Ty Colman of CDL Boxing Promotions.
“I’m excited to be working hand in hand with one of Australia’s premier boxing promotions company being CDL Boxing Promotions. They have put on unbelievable shows in Western Australia that my team have had the opportunity to fight on, this partnership will be the first of many big shows for New South Wales.” said co-promoter Billy Hussein.
“My aim is to showcase local talented athletes, I am pleasured to be able to give world rated fighters such as Ben McCulloch such opportunities to progress in the sport we love, by doing what we’re doing.”
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