Former Featherweight titlist Billy Dib has a chance to become a two-weight World Champion this Friday in Sydney.
Dib takes on tricky American Tevin Farmer for the vacant IBF Super-Featherweight belt in Australia, live on BoxNation.
Speaking to The Ring, Dib admitted that Farmer is very skilled, but believes the southpaw is beatable: "I’m very happy to be standing in the opposite corner to Tevin Farmer.
"I think Tevin is a very talented guy - has some serious skills. His strengths are definitely his speed and his ability to make you miss. His weaknesses, I’ll keep to myself. I have had a wonderful training camp and I’m very confident that I will be the new IBF Junior Lightweight World Champion."
The 32-year-old, trained by Aussie legend Jeff Fenech, held the IBF Featherweight Title between 2011-2013 and admits this may be his last chance to win another World Championship.
"It’s definitely an added motivation. It has spurred me on to work twice as hard. A rejuvenated Billy Dib will step into the squared circle. Age won’t be a factor - I feel young.
"The fact the fight is on my home soil is amazing. It brings me so much joy that all my family and friends will witness this special night," he added.
Mike Altamura, Dib's agent, acknowledges that Farmer is a tricky opponent but he's confident that Dib can upset the odds on home soil.
"Tough fight, but I see openings within Farmer and Billy is very motivated. He’s come back a long way and is very focused on becoming a legit two-weight World Champion."
Dib's four career defeats have come in World Title fights against the likes of Takashi Miura and Evgeny Gradovich (twice). As well as those setbacks inside of the ring, he also had to deal with losing his wife Sara to leukemia in September 2015.
"For Billy, this is enormous," continued Altamura. "It would be the greatest comeback in recent Australian sporting history, given that he was essentially retired - down and out - following his wife’s tragic passing when he embarked on the road back."