Vic Saludar

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Vic Saludar
Real nameVictorio Saludar
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Reach65 12 in (166 cm)
Born (1990-11-03) November 3, 1990 (age 28)
Polomolok, Philippines
Boxing record
Total fights21
Wins by KO10

Victorio Saludar (born November 3, 1990) is a Filipino professional boxer who has held the WBO mini-flyweight title since 2018.

Amateur career[edit]

Saludar was a successful amateur. He's a six-time national amateur champion in the flyweight division, and he won a bronze medal at the 2010 Asian Games, after losing in the semifinals to Birzhan Zhakypov. Saludar's two brothers are also boxers. Rey Saludar won a gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games, and Froilan Saludar is a former world-title challenger.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Vic turned professional in 2013, with a first-round technical knockout win over Juanito Hundante. Saludar suffered a setback on his third pro bout, fracturing his hand during a six-round match against journeyman Powell Balaba. He was forced to retire on the stool after four rounds, having previously dropped Balaba in the first stanza.[1] Saludar returned on March 2014, and won his next eight bouts, accumulating a 12-1 record before unsuccessfully challenging Kosei Tanaka for the WBO minimumweight title. Saludar was knocked out in round 6 after a left hook to the body. Saludar knocked down Tanaka in round 6, and had won every round on all scorecards prior to the stoppage.[2]

Saludar won his next three bouts, avenging his loss to Powell Balaba along the way, before suffering another loss to Toto Landero, in a split decision. Landero seemed to overwhelm Saludar with constant aggression and pressure, winning enough rounds to take two scorecards.[3] Saludar rebounded from the loss with another winning streak. He would earn a second shot at the WBO minimumweight title against Ryuya Yamanaka. He would make the most of his opportunity by outpointing Yamanaka to win the title.[4] Yamanaka suffered a cut over his eye, and was knocked down in the seventh round.[5] Yamanaka suffered a subdural hematoma during the bout and was forced to retire afterwards.[6]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
21 fights 18 wins 3 losses
By knockout 10 2
By decision 8 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
22 N/A N/A Japan Masataka Taniguchi N/A – (12) 26 Feb 2019 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Defending WBO mini-flyweight title
21 Win 18–3 Japan Ryuya Yamanaka UD 12 13 Jul 2018 Japan Central Gym, Kobe, Japan Won WBO mini-flyweight title
20 Win 17–3 Philippines Mike Kinaadman KO 7 (10), 1:52 3 Apr 2018 Philippines Municipal Gymnasium, Manolo Fortich, Philippines
19 Win 16–3 Philippines Lito Dante UD 10 23 Dec 2017 Philippines Enan Chiong Activity Center, Naga City, Philippines
18 Win 15–3 Philippines Mike Kinaadman UD 8 30 Aug 2017 Philippines Barangay Bulua Covered Court, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
17 Loss 14–3 Philippines Toto Landero SD 10 10 Jun 2017 Philippines Sports and Cultural Complex, Mandaue City, Philippines
16 Win 14–2 Philippines Powell Balaba UD 6 1 Mar 2017 Philippines Barangay Bulua Covered Court, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
15 Win 13–2 Philippines Jimboy Haya UD 12 28 Oct 2016 Philippines Barangay Bulua Covered Court, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines Won vacant WBO Oriental mini-flyweight title
14 Win 12–2 Philippines Lito Dante UD 10 2 Apr 2016 Philippines Oval Plaza Gym, General Santos City, Philippines Retained WBO Asia Pacific mini-flyweight title
13 Loss 11–2 Japan Kosei Tanaka KO 6 (12), 2:15 31 Dec 2015 Japan Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Nagoya, Japan For WBO mini-flyweight title
12 Win 11–1 Indonesia Rizky Pratama TKO 1 (12), 1:02 9 Sep 2015 Philippines Polomolok Gym, Polomolok, Philippines Won vacant WBO Asia Pacific mini-flyweight title
11 Win 10–1 Philippines Michael Kaibigan KO 4 (8), 1:54 11 Jul 2015 Philippines Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Philippines
10 Win 9–1 Philippines Lyster Jun Pronco UD 8 7 Feb 2015 Philippines University of SouthEastern Philippines Gym, Davao City, Philippines
9 Win 8–1 Philippines Sherwin McDo Lungay TKO 1 (8), 1:17 7 Dec 2014 Philippines Central Market Gym, Iligan City, Philippines
8 Win 7–1 Philippines JR Salvador UD 8 4 Oct 2014 Philippines Macasanding Covered Court, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
7 Win 6–1 Philippines Belmar Plaza KO 4 (8), 2:59 16 Aug 2014 Philippines Macasandig Gym, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
6 Win 5–1 Philippines Mateo Jasma TKO 1 (6), 0:55 5 Jun 2014 Philippines Convention & Sports Center, Dipolog City, Philippines
5 Win 4–1 Philippines Rey Morano KO 1 (6), 1:26 12 Apr 2014 Philippines Macasandig Gym, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
4 Win 3–1 Philippines Philip Luis Cuerdo TKO 4 (6), 2:38 1 Mar 2014 Philippines Solaire Resort & Casino, Paranaque City, Philippines
3 Loss 2–1 Philippines Powell Balaba RTD 4 (6), 3:00 23 Nov 2013 Philippines City Hall Grounds, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
2 Win 2–0 Philippines Camilo Rey Seneres TKO 1 (4), 1:08 14 Sep 2013 Philippines Molo Covered Gym, Brgy., Iloilo City, Philippines
1 Win 1–0 Philippines Juanito Hundante TKO 1 (4), 0:52 13 Jul 2013 Philippines Solaire Resort Hotel and Casino, Pasay City, Philippines

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Filipino boxer Saludar KOed in 6 by WBO strawweight champ Tanaka". Rappler. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
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  4. ^ "Vic Saludar Drops, Decisions Yamanaka, Captures WBO Title". Boxingscene. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
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External links[edit]

Sporting positions
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Ryuya Yamanaka
WBO mini-flyweight champion
July 13, 2018 – present