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Billy "The Kid" Dib is defending his IBF featherweight title tonight against undefeated Evgeny Gradovich at the MGM Grand Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, CT. The fight will be televised live on ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" starting at 9P ET.
Dib fights under 50 Cent's SMS Promotions banner. The G-Unit mogul is working overtime getting Dib lots of exposure on various media outlets.
50 recently spoke with Fox 5 New York's Lisa Evers about tonight's fight and how he initially heard about Dib.
"I'm aware of fighters because I travel so much," he said. "When I was in Australia, Billy is the one."
Dib, (35-1, 21 KO) is happy to be representing 50's boxing promotion company, and is ready to put on a good show tonight against Gradovich (15-0, 8 KO).
"He knows we're going to go out and do the business," Dib said. "We've got a great training team. We just have to go out and make sure we secure the victory for SMS Promotions."
As a former amateur boxer, 50 can handle himself in the ring. Evers asked him if there was an artist he would like to square off with.
"Flo Rida would be the toughest guy to fight because he trains that way. It would be real entertaining. We need to get pay per view going right now," 50 joked. "Let me call Flo Rida, let's see what we can do!"