THE lightweight world championship title will be at stake when Brave Championship Federation (CF) plays Poland later this month and one keen observer is going to be Filipino fighter Rolando “The Incredible” Dy.
To take place on Sept. 25 in Konin, “Brave CF 54” will have lightweight champion Amin “Fierceness” Ayoub of France and challenger Ahmed “The Butcher” Amir of Egypt duking it out in the main event.
Mr. Dy, son of Filipino boxing legend Rolando Navarette, expressed a lot of interest in the upcoming title clash as it could well determine who his next opponent would be.
Last April, Mr. Dy, the organization’s 2020 Fighter of the Year awardee, called out Mr. Amir on social media and vowed to give the Egyptian bruiser “a real fight.” However, the latter brushed off the challenge.
Meanwhile, Mr. Ayoub promised the power-punching Pinoy a world title shot after they both won their fights at Brave CF 44 last year.
Mr. Dy, however, said it remains to be seen if Messrs. Amir and Ayoub would take the challenge he presents, but he remains hopeful that they do.
“I don’t think any of them will choose to fight me if Amin retains the belt or Amir wins the title,” Mr. Dy said about a possible match-up against either man.
“[But] I am hungry to fight. I am always looking for some good competition. I don’t back out, I don’t make excuses, and I show up even if it’s on short notice. As long as I can make the walkout, I will fight,” he added.
Thirty-year-old Mr. Dy (14-10) last fought in March, losing to Abdysalam Uulu Kubanychbek by technical knockout (corner stoppage) in the second round. Prior to that, he won back-to-back fights. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo