Rey Vargas vs Leonardo Baez: Stats, Purse, Personal and Social Life Comparison

Published 11/05/2021, 8:58 AM EDT


The Rey Vargas vs Leonard Baez collision is one of the most underrated matchups in recent times that can turn out to be a sheer thriller on November 6 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Before Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant take center stage in the main event, Vargas vs Baez can keep people glued to their seats.

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Undefeated former WBC super bantamweight champion, Rey Vargas, will enter into his 35 professional appearance against the underdog Baez. The Mexican sluggers have been flawless in their past few contests and they will be looking to unload a spectacular contest against each other.

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The super bantamweight contest will last for 10-rounds but wouldn’t have a world title on the line. Despite that, the fight can be interesting. Leonard Baez will look to grab the spotlight by vanquishing Rey Vargas. Before both men collide in-ring, here’s a comparison of their records, statistics, and lifestyle.

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Rey Vargas vs Leonard Baez: Age, Height, Weight

30-year-old Vargas will turn 31 on November 25 and will compete against his 26-year-old opponent in Leonard Baez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Four years elder than Baez, Vargas also has some valid physical advantages that he will look to play off.

Otumba native Vargas is 5’ 10 ½” tall with 70 ½ “reach. In contrast, Leonard Baez is 5’9” tall alongside the 68 ½ “reach. As both men also share a similar orthodox stance, they can put a tremendous clash to the display. Given the credentials of both men, both the Mexican powerhouses can expect to win.

Record and Knockout Ratio

As for the numbers, Vargas stands way over Baez. In a 34-0 record, he has claimed 22 KOs. Although he hasn’t competed for the past two years, the numbers are quite terrifying. While Baez has his own hold in the sport, he is still to taste a world title. ‘Cuate’ Leonard Baez currently holds a 21-4 resume in which he has claimed 12 KOs.

Baez has been active in the past few years. He has entered the ring four times in 2021. And has won thrice. This activity clearly gives him an edge in the fight, and Leonard Baez can potentially become the first man to beat Vargas.

Rey Vargas vs Leonard Baez: Networth and wealth

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Baez and Vargas have been professional boxers for five years and ten years, respectively. But they haven’t made it to the absolute blockbuster matchups yet. Thus, there’s very limited information available about their financial graphs. Per reports, Vargas has a $1.5 million net worth. As for purses, there is no detailed information available for either man.

Social Media digits and Ethnicity

Outside the boxing cult, neither man is very well known to the mainstream audience. Vargas has a total of 16.4K followers on Instagram with 1253 followers on Twitter. Meanwhile, Leonard Baez isn’t very active on social media and has a mere 476 followers on Instagram. As for the nationality, both men are true Mexican and appear proud of their heritage.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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