Vietnamese boxer Trần Văn Thảo will fight Australian Billy Dib for the World Boxing Council (WBC) Australasian title. – Photo kenh14.vn
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese boxer Trần Văn Thảo will fight Australian Billy Dib for the World Boxing Council (WBC) Australasian title in Australia on December 20.
The WBC Australasian title is a noble title born thanks to the co-operation between Asia Boxing Council and Australian Boxing Council. If Thảo can beat Dib, he can make Vietnamese history as the first Vietnamese boxer to take this title.
To fight in this event, Thảo decided to raise his weight from Super flyweight to Super bantamweight.
Despite the challenge, Thảo backed his decision ahead of the historic fight.
“I accept this challenge and am ready to take on every rival. I will make every effort,” said Thảo.
However, Thảo’s upcoming challenge isn’t easy. Dib won the International Boxing Federation (IBF) titles from 2011-13 and also won the International Boxing Organization (IBO) title in 2008. 34-year-old Dib ranks 78th in the world and has racked up 45 wins and six losses.
Thảo is called "Việt Nam's Mayweather". He made history by becoming the first Vietnamese to win a World Boxing Council (WBC) Asia title in 2017. — VNS