Australian boxing legend Billy Dib gives bullied schoolboy Quaden Bayles free lessons in the ring after speaking to the ‘little champion’ on FaceTime
- Billy ‘The Kid’ Dib promised to teach bullied Quaden Bayles, 9, how to box
- Dib, 34, met Quaden, who has dwarfism, on Facetime after video went viral
- Video footage showed Dib guiding Quaden through a boxing sequence
Australian boxing legend Billy ‘The Kid’ Dib has kept his promise to teach bullied schoolboy Quaden Bayles how to box.
Dib met Quaden, on Facetime, after the nine-year-old from Brisbane made international headlines last month when he was filmed saying he wanted to die because he was bullied over his dwarfism.
In the days after the video was posted to social media Dib was one of many sports stars and celebrities to come forward to support Quaden.
The 34-year-old stuck by his word and has coached the schoolboy through a boxing sequence.
Australian boxing legend Billy ‘The Kid’ Dib has kept his promise to teach bullied schoolboy Quaden Bayles how to box
Footage shows the pair sparring in the ring before Quaden hits Dib in the face.
In the video Dib can be heard encouraging the child through rolls, jabs and hooks telling him ‘good work’.
‘I thought some boxing lessons would help build his confidence and I also wanted him to know that there is a lot of love out there for him,’ Dib captioned a video of their day together.
‘So yesterday, we spent the day together and I put the little champion through a workout.’
He said Quaden ‘packs a mean right hook’.
‘Quaden is a true example of resilience and someone I’mblessed to call a friend,’ he said.
Dib, 34, met Quaden, who has dwarfism, on Facetime after a distressing video of the nine-year-old emerged
Video footage showed Dib guiding Quaden through a boxing sequence after he promised to teach the child to box
Dib also signed a boxing glove for Quaden, calling him ‘my brother’
Dib also signed a boxing glove for Quaden, calling him ‘my brother’.
A video of of Quaden threatening to take his own life after being taunted by his fellow pupils went viral last month, which prompted thousands of people donating money so he could go to Disneyland.
The money was later donated to charity.
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