Dib anxiously waits for Donaire at featherweight


Posted at Sep 12 2012 08:05 PM | Updated as of Sep 13 2012 04:05 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Apart from unbeaten Mexican-American Danny Garcia, another boxer is anxiously waiting for Nonito Donaire Jr.’s climb to the featherweight division.

Billy Dib, who owns the International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight crown, said he’d be willing to test “The Filipino Flash.”

The 27-year-old Australian champion said he is impressed by Donaire’s recent successes, having witnessed the Filipino-American unify the IBF and the World Boxing Organization super bantamweight titles.

“Nonito Donaire is a great fighter. In saying that, my team and I would be happy to accommodate Donaire if he was to move up to featherweight,” said Dib in Fight Hype

Earlier, Garcia said he’s open to the possibility of fighting Donaire even if he’s trained by his brother, Robert Garcia.

Donaire is set to battle Japanese champion Toshiaki Nishioka on October 13.

The Filipino Flash said that he plans to ascend to the featherweight class if he wins against Nishioka.