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Lakay’s Loman wipes out foe’s smile; Dy triumphs

Stephen Loman retains his bantamweight title anew. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Brandon Magpantay

Defending champion Stephen Loman scored a resounding fourth-round knockout over French-Algerian Elias “The Smile” Boudegzdame to keep his bantamweight title in the Brave 22: Storm of Warriors Friday night at MOA Arena in Pasay City.

Loman, who defended his title for the third time, found the crafty Boudegzdame a tough nut to crack in the first three rounds of the five-round title bout but a crunching left hook to the chin 10 seconds remaining in the fourth took the smile out of the challenger.

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“I gave it all after hearing the warning in the last 10 seconds. I got him finally,” said Loman, a member of the famed Team Lakay stable.

In the co-main event, Rolando Dy, son of former boxing world champion Rolando Navarrete, hammered out a stunning first round knockout over Pakistani fighter Mehmosh Raza.

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“I wanted my countrymen to witness a historic win,” said Dy.

Brave 22 was held under the patronage of Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain.

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