Dib quits after losing to Farmer in super featherweight bout

The Associated Press

SYDNEY (AP) -- Billy Dib of Australia quit boxing after a unanimous points loss to American Tevin Farmer in an IBF super featherweight title fight Friday.

Farmer sent Dib to the canvas with a left hook in the ninth round, but the bout went the distance, with the judges calling it 118-109, 119-108 and 120-107 on their scorecards.

''Billy Dib is a hell of a fighter,'' Farmer said. ''He's had a hell of a career. A great fighter to win the belt against. He definitely tried to bully me.''

The 32-year-old Dib, coached by three-time world champion Jeff Fenech, called time on his career with a 43-5 record.

''This is officially the last time I'll step into this great circle,'' he said. ''You (Farmer) are a great champion, I know you're going to be a champion for a very, very long time.''

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