Billy “The Kid” Dib of Australia lost his featherweight world title to Evgeny Gradovich of Russia via split decision in March in Connecticut. Dib made no bones about it, he wants a rematch.
He took a step in that direction Friday night when he won a majority decision over Mike Oliver on “Friday Night Fights” on ESP2 from Connecticut Convention Center in Hartord, Conn. Dib won by two scores of 96-92, while the third card was even at 94-94.
Dib was deducted points for low blows in the second and third rounds.
Dib, 27, is 36-2 with 21 knockouts. Oliver, of Hartford, is 33. He is now 25-4 with eight knockouts.