UBO Challenger: Vladimir Baez

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UBO  -  Universal Boxing Organization™

Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) title-challenger (2020) Vladimir Baez (26-7-2, 24 KOs) from the Dominican Republic turned pro in 2007, and went 17-0-2 (15) in his first nineteen bouts.


In 2009 he won the Dominican Republic national Super Lightweight title, stopping fellow undefeated prospect Nelson Sanchez in five rounds.

He made one successful defense, in 2010, before losing the title to former WBA world title-challenger Victor Manuel Cayo (30-3), by decision, in 2012.

Baez went on to fight several excellent opponents in significant championship fights, including Jason Pegara (31-2) in the Philippines and Tewa Kiram (34-0) in Thailand, but came up short each time.

In 2017 he relocated to Japan, where he put together a string of victories over good local boxers at the legendary Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, earning a shot at the Japanese title in 2018. 


Unfortunately he lost that fight too, to Valentine Hosokawa (22-6-3), but he came back strong with some good performance and put himself in position for a shot at the UBO Caribbean Super Lightweight title back in the Dominican Republic.

On December 19, 2020 in Santo Domingo he boxed in his home-country for the first time in over six years, taking on compatriot Andras Zapata (11-9) for the vacant title.

Baez was the favourite going in, but Zapata didn't care and went on to win by fifth round knockout in a major surprise.

It appears that Baez is now retired, or at least taking a break from boxing, as he has not boxed since December of 2022.







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