Dy signs fresh three-year contract with Brave CF

Published January 21, 2021, 4:40 PM

by Carlo Anolin

Filipino fighter Rolando Dy signed on Wednesday an exclusive and fresh three-year contract with Bahrain-based promotion BRAVE Combat Federation.

With the new contract, Dy, who was named 2020 Fighter of the Year by BRAVE CF, is guaranteed to have five bouts for the next three years.

“This organization took care of me when I was at the lowest point of my career as a professional fighter,”  said Dy, the son of boxing icon and former world champion Rolando Navarrete.

“Without hesitations, they gave me the opportunity to write a new chapter in my story as a combat sports competitor. Here I am today, wone of the best fighters on their roster and in the world.”

Dy, who debuted in BRAVE in 2017, rose to stardom after two stellar performances in the lightweight division

Coming off from two knockout defeats as a featherweight in 2019, the 29-year-old Dy fulfilled redemption by beating Maciej Gierszweski of Poland in a hard-earned split decision win in September and besting John Brewin of New Zealand with a unanimous decision victory more than a month later.

Not to mention that Dy, who holds a 14-9 record, accepted the November bout in two weeks’ notice as a substitute for injured Sam Patterson against Brewin.

That said, one of the anticipated matchups for the Parañaque-based slugger this year would be against lightweight champion Amin Ayoub of France.

“I want that title shot in 2021. But if BRAVE CF thinks I have to prove it again, then so be it. I really don’t mind. Line them up and I will keep knocking them down.”