Rolando Dy gets title rematch vs Kyle Aguon in early 2015

Nissi Icasiano
Rolando Dy gets title rematch vs Kyle Aguon in early 2015
The Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC) sets up a bantamweight rematch between Rolando Dy and champion Kyle Aguon


MANILA, Philippines – Rolando Gabriel Dy will have his way as Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC) accedes to his request for a title rematch against newly-minted bantamweight champion Kyle Aguon.

PXC president Joey Calvo publicly confirmed the second encounter between Dy and Aguon during the PXC 46 press conference on Wednesday, November 12 at the TV5 media center in Mandaluyong City.

The Guam-based organization’s head honcho also revealed that the championship clash will take place in the Philippines early next year, but the date and venue have yet to be finalized.

“There will be a rematch between Kyle Aguon and Rolando Dy next year, and it will happen in the Philippines. There is no date and venue as of the moment,” Calvo announced.

Despite pushing the action from bell to bell, Dy failed to capture the vacant bantamweight belt as he bowed down to Aguon via controversial split decision at PXC 45 in Guam last October 24.

Dy, the 23-year-old son of former boxing world champion Rolando Navarrete, relied on his striking prowess against the 5-foot-9 Guamanian, rocking Aguon with well-timed left hooks, crisp elbows and punishing knees.

To neutralize the stand-up leverage of Dy, Aguon resorted to his grappling pedigree, scoring three takedowns, which included the game-changing two drags down to the mat in the fourth round.

Two of the three judges scored the five-round contest for Aguon with the identical 48-47 counts, while the other cageside official sided in favor of Dy with the 48-47 mark.

Dy aired his disappointment over the bout’s outcome and claimed that the judges saw it the other way around, stating that he sported his best foot to bring home the PXC silver-plated strap.

“Yes, I was so pissed off when I heard the verdict of the fight. I really know that I won that fight against Kyle Aguon. It doesn’t take a genius to know that running around the cage, throwing jabs and hugging are not enough to win a championship belt,” he said.

With the surprising victory over Dy, Aguon improved his record to 8-4 and has won two outings in a row since unsuccessfully challenging then-titlist Michinori Tanaka for the bantamweight belt at PXC 40 in October 2013,

On the other hand, Dy downgraded his win-loss card to 5-3 and snapped his three-fight winning streak.

In addition, he fell short to replicate the feat of homegrown talents Ale Cali and Crisanto Pitpitunge as a Filipino fighter to win a world title in PXC.

Dy expressed exuberance that the second meeting versus Aguon will happen on Philippine soil and promises that his triumph will be convincingly decisive.

“I’m excited that we will have the rematch here. First, I will have the chance to win the belt in front of my countrymen. Second, the judges won’t save him this time around,” Dy tells Rappler. –


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