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Billy Dib gets made-for-TV makeover

Featherweight titlist revamps his style to reach fans, save his future in U.S.

Updated: February 28, 2013, 3:32 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

When Australia's Billy Dib fought a handful of bouts in the United States between 2006 and 2008, he quickly developed a well-earned reputation as an unwatchable fighter.

Although Dib was fast and talented, with a bit of charisma and an outgoing personality, it wasn't enough to overcome what fans saw of him in the ring -- a running style that was excruciating to watch.

He was dumped by Golden Boy Promotions and essentially blackballed by American television networks. In fact, ...

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