Today, Asian WBC boxing champion Tran Van Thao is on his way to Australia to compete in the super feather belt at the WBC Australasian Title event with host punching Billy Dib on December 21.
“This is the most important battle of my career,” the 27-year-old boxer from Trigger boxing training said before leaving. It is not difficult to understand Tran Van Thao’s determination because Billy Dib is the strongest opponent that the Vietnamese puncher has ever encountered.
Billy Dib is 34 years old with 51 matches but won 45 games, including 26 times kock-out opponents and got 3 stars on the world boxing rankings (Van Thao is only 1.5 stars). The last time in July, Billy Dib compared with runner-up 2004 Olympic but failed.
Meanwhile Tran Van Thao, after a long leg injury, returned quite impressively with a victory against the Philippines punch last month. To prepare for the next match on Australia, Tran Van Thao trained with Vietnamese-American MMA fighter Martin Nguyen.
“Martin Nguyen showed me a number of moves, especially the punch that he used to make the decisive blow to defeat many opponents. Martin Nguyen also gave me some experience to help me feel more confident for the upcoming tough battle, ”shared Tran Van Thao.
Tran Van Thao has a smart fighting style, moves quickly and often picks up with a dangerous hook with the top of the Asian WBC belt. He was once invited to the United States in a WBF match, but the opponent withdrew at the last minute so he missed the opportunity to compete at the top. Shortly afterwards Thao suffered an injury and had to take a break of playing for about 5 months before re-exporting in November.