By Salven L. Lagumbay: Coming off a sensational win last month to crown himself the WBC Continental Americas super-featherweight champ, Bobby Pacquiao once again sees action when he faces little-known 19-year-old Billy Dib in Sydney, Australia on July 27 .
Although nobody from Pacquiao's team had confirmed nor denied the schedule posted by a popular boxing website, the bout was announced as a fight for the vacant IBO Intercontinental super-featherweight crown.
There was no mention as to why Pacquiao would be fighting for a less-popular belt than the one he already has, although pundits have pointed out a juicy offer must have been dangled on Pacquiao to take the fight.
Bobby Pacquiao, according to sources, will now be managed by his more illustrious brother Manny following his victorious fight in the United States where he annihilated Carlos Navarro on a seventh-round knockout victory.
It was American-Canadian Michael Koncz who gave Bobby Pacquiao his break to fight Navarro, although there was no word yet from Koncz himself whether he parted ways with Bobby amicably after the Navarro fight.
The 19-year-old Dib, nicknamed "Billy the Kid," had fought Filipino Rolando Gerongco in October last year, prevailing on a 6-round unanimous decision victory. In his last outing, Dib annexed the IBO title with a 12-round unanimous nod over another Filipino Roberto Oyan in a fight held at the State Sports Centre in New South Wales