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A True Heart

A True Heart

Suffering with chronic Asthma during the first few months of life, and growing up in one of only two Lebanese families in a tough suburb of Sydney,  Billy Dib was a fighter from the day he was born. Afraid to go to school because of the constant bullying, with the strength of his faith, he learned to fight with resilience and humility.  His destiny was paved from the moment he walked into the boxing gym at Sutherland PCYC.

2-time World Champion Boxer, Billy Dib, relates his journey from triumph and victory to the depths of despair, from jubilation to heartbreak, in this candid and vulnerable account of the highs and lows of his life.  In this book, Billy shares with you the elation of becoming a World Champion, his stories of international rock stars, friendships with some of the most iconic boxers in the world, and his pure bliss on the birth of his son. But his emotional journey takes you deeper, through his sorrow at the passing of his first wife to cancer, and the ‘hardest fight of his life’ – surviving cancer himself.

There were many days he could have given up, but his surrender to his faith, and the ultimate need and longing to be the best father to his son, kept the fight, and himself, alive!

Join Billy on his emotional roller-coaster of life, in the autobiography you won’t be able to put down!

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Billy Dib was born in 1985 to a migrant family and overcame everything thrown at him, including bullying, racism, loss and grief, to become a two-time World Champion boxer as well as a loving husband to his wife Berry and father to his beautiful son Laith Dib. Whilst he could have succumbed to all of these challenges, he instead used them to further strengthen his determination and resilience, and rise to become one of Australia’s greatest boxers.

After discovering boxing at the age of 12, Billy excelled in the sport throughout his youth and transitioned into a promising amateur, boasting an impressive 98 wins out of 113 bouts and capturing the Australian Championship on three occasions. 

Billy also trained at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) with the vision of representing Australia at the 2004 Olympic Games. 

Now 37 years of age, Billy is still ranked within the top 10 of the world Lightweight rankings with an impressive 48 victories from 55 bouts. Billy continues to fight today, with his latest victory against world rated Lightweight contender Jacob Ng, and is still training and preparing in pursuit of becoming a three-time World Champion.

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