Lakay’s Loman wipes out foe’s smile; Dy triumphs | Inquirer Sports

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.


“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.

“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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