The foundation of the most traditional schools of boxing states that speed beats power and precision, pace, and volume beat brute strength. That’s where Philippines’ Rolando Gabriel Dy comes from, that’s what he learned from his father.
And who was Rolando’s father? Well, his father is also called Rolando but goes under a different surname: Navarrete. If you’re really into boxing or was born somewhere in Southeast Asia, you definitely heard about him. Rolando Navarrete was a professional boxer during the 70’s and 80’s and became the WBC Super Featherweight title.
Navarrete was the main martial art inspiration for his son and, of course, shaped the way “The Incredible” developed his skills and took them into mixed martial arts. Taking his own time, feeling the fight well enough to pounce at the right time, and using long and devastating combinations in order to bring their resistance down.
With a background that mixes yaw-yan, a Filipino variant of kickboxing, and traditional muay thai, besides the boxing lessons from the more-than-special coach Rolando Navarrete, Rolando Gabriel Dy developed a comprehensive set of skills, allowing him to control the fight while standing up.
The clash of styles for Rolando Dy’s return to Brave Combat Federation, however, will be gigantic. At the other side of the cage, on March 15, Mehmosh Raza plans to bring nothing but explosiveness to the fight, as he made abundantly clear in his Brave CF debut.
In October 2018, fighting in his home country of Pakistan, Mehmosh Raza took less than 30 seconds to finish Arben Escayo, from the Philippines. The accomplishment also granted him the record of fastest-submission ever in the history of Brave Combat Federation and a contract extension with the truly global promotion.
Mehmosh is, indeed, quick on the draw. All his finishes happened within the very first round and, despite going to his opponent’s home and fighting against thousands of supporters, he’s definitely not keen to drag the bout to a decision.
The Renegade or The Incredible? Who will emerge victorious? Only one will impose his will and take the win in this stellar main card featured Featherweight bout.
Brave CF 22 will be headlined by a title fight between defending Bantamweight World champion and local hero Stephen Loman and challenger Elias Boudegzdame. Also set for the historical fight night are the debuts of star Flyweights Jose Torres and Amir Albazi.