8/3/2018 1:51:53 PM
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.""