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Dib back in action Friday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib (34-1, 21 KOs) returns to ring action on Friday when he will clash with Mexico’s Juan Antonio Rodriguez (21-3, 19 KOs) over ten rounds in a non-title fight at the Orion Function Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Dib will make a mandatory defense of the title in December. Dib captured the vacant title in 2011 by defeating Jorge Lacierva and has made successful defenses against Alberto Servidei and Eduardo Escobedo in 2011 and 2012. Southpaw Rodriguez defeated Gilberto Bolanos in his most recent ring outing in Mexico. Also in action is WBO rated featherweight Joel Brunker (22-0, 13 KOs) will be in action against Mexico’s Edgar Riovalle (34-13-1, 24 KOs) over eight rounds Brunker has been mentioned as a future opponent of Dib. Promoter is Billy Hussein. Televised throughout Australia on Foxtel Cable Television network

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