ESPN Lightweight Co-Feature: Billy Dib vs. Alberto Garza

After seemingly procuring another cure for insomnia for nine rounds, Billy Dib and Alberto Garza finally got going in the 10th round.

By then it was too late to salvage a decent fight for the Connecticut crowd, but it probably salvaged Dib’s career.

He won a unanimous decision, with the judges scoring it 98-91, and 96-93 twice in his favor.

RBRBoxing had it closer, at 95-94 for Dib. The fight was hideous, with constant holding and clinching in between bursts of action. Dib landed clean counter left hooks when Garza would lunge in, which was every eight seconds, but Garza threw far more punches.

The referee was extremely busy. He broke up countless clinches, warned both fighters numerous times for a dozen or so infractions, and finally took a point from Garza for hitting on the break in the sixth round.

That sixth round was Garza’s best, as he buzzed Dib with a right hand before the point deduction.

Garza inexplicably turned southpaw for much of the fight, where he was not only ineffective, but helpless to avoid several counter shots.

To reiterate, this was an awful, awful fight, but one that Dib absolutely needed to win to keep his fledgling career alive.

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