By Andre Cristiano: Billel Dib captured the Australian Super Featherweight title with an eighth round stoppage of Dylan Sendeckyi in New South Wales, Australia.
Dib did well to dominate the fight given that his only professional loss came by a close split decision to Sendeckyi a mere eight months ago.
The early rounds saw the sharper Dib capitalizing on the awkward advances of his opponent with short upper cuts and straight punches to both the body and the head.
The second round saw Dib connect with the first over hand right of the night; a punch he used more frequently and to greater effect as the fight progressed.
Sendeckyi managed to land his long left jab but was unable to follow it with anything of significance.
By the fourth round Sendeckyi appeared frustrated at the movement of Dib, occasionally missing everything in two and three punch combinations. Dib used the difference in speed to counter-punch effectively; a task made all the more manageable by Sendeckyi’s wide, open advances.
In the fifth Dib began to hurt Sendeckyi with the overhand right and also managed to muscle his opponents on to the ropes where he was effective with uppercuts in close.
After urging patience to this point, Dib’s trainer Billy Hussein, now encouraged his fighter to make more use of the overhand right in an attempt to see off the valiant yet ineffective Sendeckyi.
While the overhand right did more damage by fight’s end, it was a left body shot that dropped Sendeckyi 2:37 into the eighth round.
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June 13, 2013