Billy Dib smashes the pads as Australian boxer aims to get back into shape after stomach cancer

Billy Dib smashes brake pads for first time since going into remission as inspirational Australian boxer looks to get back into shape after stomach cancer ordeal

Bill Dib hits the pads again, with the Australian boxer getting back into shape after his cancer ordeal.

The 37-year-old was diagnosed late last year with an aggressive and rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and began chemotherapy at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital, with congratulations pouring in for the former world champion.

Last month, Dib revealed he was cancer-free with an emotional post on social media just days after telling his fans he was hoping for some good news.

And now the former world champion has donned his gloves and returned to the gym, capturing footage of himself on the pads with a coach.

“Slowly starting to get back into shape after my cancer journey. #alhumdullilah,” he tweeted.

Billy Dib hit the brakes again as he looks to get back in shape after his cancer ordeal

Dib has received widespread support from the boxing world, with major support from Sonny Bill Williams. Earlier this year, the New Zealander revealed the promise he made to Dib while battling cancer.

“Great to see my brother in such good spirits,” he posted on Twitter alongside a photo of them together.

“I will not forget our deal, my brother, if you beat this, we will fight on the same map.”

Following his positive update last month, Dib shared his relief on Twitter.

“AlhamdAllah (thank God) I received the most beautiful news today,” Dib wrote with a video posted online.

“My scan came back cancer free. I am so grateful, blessed, happy and relieved.

“Thank you God, my health team, my family and all of you for your prayers, encouragement and support to help me get here.”

“I am so overwhelmed with the amount of support I am receiving,” Dib wrote on social media.

Sonny Bill Williams recently pledged to fight on the same card as Dib in the future

Sonny Bill Williams recently pledged to fight on the same card as Dib in the future

“Thank you to each and every one of you who reached out. I appreciate you all.’

Dib held the IBO super featherweight title in 2008 and the IBF featherweight belt in 2011. He said there was only one thing he wanted to hear from his doctor when he went for an update.

“I think the most important thing he (my doctor) could say to me is, ‘I have good news for you, you’re in remission,'” Dib said.