Monday Meet and Greet: Gilberto Keb Baas
Gilberto Keb Baas did the unthinkable last year when he defeated Omar Nino Romero (for the second time) and captured the WBC light flyweight title.
This wouldn't be such a strange occurrence but Baas had a record of 33-20-4 (21) at the time. Romero wasn't the best champion but it was an upset nonetheless.
This weekend Baas made his first title defense against Jose Antonio Aguirre who had lost seven of his last eight and hasn't fought in two years.
This was an easy touch for the 20-loss Baas and usually I would complain but I like that Baas was himself an easy touch and pulled the upset so I'll let it slide.
Record: 35-20-4 (22 KO)
Ring Ranking: 2 (light flyweight)
Height: 5'2" 1/2
Best Wins: Omar Nino Romero (KO 5, MD 12 won WBC light flyweight title)
Losses: Eric Morel (UD 12 WBA flyweight title), Luis Maldonado (SD 12), Manuel Vargas (KO 4), Brian Viloria (KO 11 NABF flyweight title), Pongsaklek Wonjongkam(UD 12 WBC flyweight title), Edgar Sosa (UD 12 interim Mexico light flyweight title), Omar Salado (UD 12)
Titles Won: NABA flyweight title, UniBox flyweight title, WBC Continental Americas light flyweight title, Interim NABF flyweight title, NABF flyweight title, WBC FECARBOX light flyweight title, WBC light flyweight title
Rounds Boxed: 420
KO Percentage: 37.29 %
Fight I want to see: A fight between the winner of Giovani Segura-Ivan Calderon 2 would be the perfect fight.
It would give Baas the chance to do the unthinkable and win The Ring title with 20 losses on his record.
What is in his future: Probably another soft touch since everyday he holds the title is a miracle.