Before that had
added the IBO world title by defeating Robin
loss to Calzaghe, Lacy rebounded with three good
wins over Vitaliy Tsypko (19-1), Peter Manfredo
(28-4) and Epifanio Mendoza (28-5-1), all on
points, but then lost a world title eliminator
to Jermain Taylor (27-2-1).
In the spring
of 2009 he beat Otis Griffin (19-4-2), but then
came up short when legendary former UBO
Inter-Continental Champion Roy Jones Jr. (53-5)
made him retire before the tenth round of their
Light Heavyweight encounter the following
down to Super Middleweight, Lacy took on Dhafir
“No Fear” Smith (23-19-7) for the vacant UBO
International title on December 11, 2010 in his
home town, and was a clear favorite going in.
he was not quite what he used to be, and Smith
put on a wonderful performance, as the underdog
deservedly won by wide unanimous decision.
four more times, going 2-2, before retiring in
2015 with a 27-6 (18) record.