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Loman-Boudegzdame bout officially on after both fighters make weight

Stephen Loman and Elias Boudegzdame face off ahead of their world title showdown on Friday night. Ivan Saldajeno
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASAY—"We have a world title match!"

Stephen Loman and Elias Boudegzdame are now eligible to vie for the Brave bantamweight championship after both pugilists made weight during the official weigh-in for Brave 22: Storm of Warriors at Resorts World Manila on Thursday night.

Boudegzdame, the French-Algerian challenger, was barely within the 135-pound limit as he tipped the scales at 61.2 kilos (134.9 pounds).

Loman, the defending champion from Baguio, was a little lighter at a flat 61 kilos (134.4 pounds).

All the 18 fighters in action for Friday night at the Mall of Asia Arena made weight during the weigh-in.

However, the said pre-fight event did not lack some drama.

The two protagonists in the co-main event, John Brewin and Cian Cowley, had a very lengthy staredown during their face-off after the weigh-in.

On the other hand, Gab Dy and Mehmosh Raza also had a heated face-off.

Eventually, the said fighters shook hands out of respect.

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