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Billy Dib to defend featherweight title

Updated: January 23, 2013, 12:13 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Featherweight titlist Billy Dib of Australia will make his mandatory defense against Luis Franco on March 1 in the main event of ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights," promoters Lou DiBella and rapper 50 Cent announced on Tuesday.

The fight, Dib's third title defense, will take place at the MGM Grand at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.

This will be the second promotion that newly licensed promoter 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, will be involved ...

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