Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Pagara To Face Vladimir Baez on Huge Dome Card

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Promising WBO International light welterweight champion Jason Pagara, who is ranked No. 6 in the world by the WBO, faces tough Vladimir Baez of the Dominican Republic in a blockbuster Big Dome card of ALA Promotions and the giant broadcast network ABS-CBN on November 30.

The Araneta Coliseum showdown which features two world title fights featuring WBO minimum weight champion Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo and light flyweight champion Donnie Nietes has been bolstered by the inclusion of three top main event fighters in the highly successful “Pinoy Pride” series.

The 25 year old Pagara who has an impressive record of 31-2 with 19 knockouts will face Baez who is coming off back-to-back TKO victories and has a fearsome record of 17 knockouts in 19 wins with 1 loss and 2 draws.

After dropping a ten round decision to Victor Manuel Cayo in a clash for the Latino light welterweight title, Baez came back with a 1st round TKO of Jose Santos last June 22 and followed it up with a 3rd round TKO of Jose Manzueta, both of whom had poor records according to boxrec.com.

Boxing writer Robert Coster reporting on the Cayo fight said “Dominican boxing fans flocked to the Dominican Fiesta Hotel in Santo Domingo to see IBF No. 7 ranked Victor Cayo continue on his path to rehabilitate his career with a well-earned unanimous decision over previously unbeaten but untested countryman Vladimir Baez with the IBF Latin and Dominican titles 140lbs at stake.”

He said Cayo (31-3, 22 KOs ) “used a powerful jab and good body shots to pile up points against the inexperienced Baez (17-1-2, 15 KOs) who headhunted too much and lacked combination punching. Baez landed with some success at times but the more pedigreed Cayo just scored more often and with more eye-catching punches. All 3 judges had Cayo winning 98-91. Fightnews had it closer at 96-92. The fight was hard-fought and entertaining and both boxers received a good round of applause.”

Also on the Big Dome card, two time world title challenger AJ “Bazooka” Banal will clash with Puerto Rico’s Lucian Gonzalez who fights out of Pennsylvania in the USA.
The 30 year old Gonzalez has a record of 14-7-2 with 3 knockouts.

After dropping a unanimous eight round decision to  undefeated Yenifel Vicente  (210-1, 14 KO’s) on November 6,2011, Gonzalez won four of his last five fights with one ending nin a majority draw.

Gonzalez has fought some big names including newly crowned WBO super featherweight champion, undefeated  Mikey Garcia when he retired in the 5th round of an eight round featherweight bout on February 6, 2009 and in his next fight lost to another unbeaten fighter, Teon Kennedy on June 6, 2009.

A fight story said North Philly's Teon Kennedy ran his budding pro record to 13-0 (5 KO) with an 8-round unanimous decision over Reading's Lucian Gonzalez in the main event at Bally's on Saturday night . Kennedy went right at his foe beginning in round one and chose to trade shots all the way through the bout. The light-punching Gonzalez stayed with him, but was outclassed, especially in the last half of the fight. Kennedy probably won 6 of the 8 rounds.”

Tags: boxing image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Rey Vargas vs. Gavin McDonnell To Be Carried By KlowdTV Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. - Go Face To Face in New York City Floyd Mayweather Plans Big 40th Birthday Bash in California Garcia On Dad's Tirade: Free Speech, He Can Say What He Wants De La Hoya: GGG Can Fight Canelo or Keep Making What He Makes! Pacquiao's Adviser Aims To Finalize Fight, Venue By Next Week Lee Selby To Return On Haye-Bellew, Will Face Andoni Gago Photos: Caleb Plant Putting in Work For Ring Return Otto Wallin Very Excited To Headline Hometown Card on April 22 Frank Buglioni Injured In Sparring, Out Of Ricky Summers Defence Photos: Gennady Golovkin in Top Form, Putting in Work For Jacobs Caleb Plant on Sparring George Groves, Future Plans Bellew Warns Haye: Try Something - I'll Smack Your F***ing Face! Wilder: Would've Been 'Stupid' to Face a 'Killer' in This Fight Lomachenko: I'll Be No. 1 P4P Once I Beat Two Lightweight Champs Hughie Fury’s Trainer: He Must Rip Title Away From Joseph Parker Frank Buglioni Joins Matchroom Ahead Of March 4 Return Andy Townend, With 3/4 Win, To Face Jon Kays For Commonwealth Danny Garcia: I'm a More Patient, Balanced Fighter Than Thurman Jacobs Feels Golovkin's Hype is Built on Calculated Matchmaking Deontay Wilder, Defense Aside, Has Far Bigger Targets For 2017 Arum: Reports of Pacquiao vs. Khan Deal is Complete Bullsh*t! Roach: I Won't Count McGregor Out in Mayweather Fight Photos: Miguel Flores vs. Dat Nguyen - Official PBC on FS1 Weigh-In Christian Montano Inks Managerial Pact With Cameron Dunkin De La Hoya Expects Canelo vs. Chavez To Break 1 Million PPV Buys Canelo: Rivalry is Legit, Chavez Jr. Said A lot of Things About Me Jose Uzcategui vs. Andre Dirrell IBF Eliminator in Play Chavez: They Say Canelo is The Best, A Win Opens Many Doors Chocolatito Focused on Improving Defense, Speed in Camp Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. - Go Face To Face in Mexico City Lomachenko 'A Little Disappointed' He's Not Fighting Salido Next Sergey Lipinets To Return on Thurman vs. Garcia Undercard Chavez Sr: You've Seen The Best of Canelo, Not Julio - He Will Win Video: Izu Ugonoh Interview, Training For Dominic Breazeale Two Rio Olympians Ready To Be Showcased on Telemundo Jose Pedraza Eyes 135 Debut in May or June, Robert Easter Shot Michael Watson "Overwhelmed" By Support After Vicious Attack Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. Come Together in Mexico City Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Yunieski Gonzalez in Play, April 8 on HBO
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement