Yves’ (Baby Buakaw) Journey to Thailand
As early as the age of five, Yves Tabarangao, also known as “Baby Buakaw” in the ring, started training at Sitan Gym, AZ and pursued the opportunity to compete at the age of seven for his debut fight in February 2014 at Siam Fight Productions in Tempe, Arizona. Even though he has not won every fight, he takes advantage of learning from his mistakes and manages to improve his techniques. Yves has won 5 title belts. He has won at least one belt every single year since he started competing in the ring.
- Three TBA (Thai Boxing Association) sanctioning authority in his weight division in Iowa in 2014, 2015, and 2017. He won in 2014 with an additional 4th round. In 2015 and 2017, Yves won by TKO (technical knock out). He did not fight in 2016 because there was no opponent.
- One USMTO (United States Muay Thai Open) in 2016 with a win by TKO in the first round.
- One International Title fight at Siam Fight Productions in 2016 with a win by TKO in the first round.
At just 10 years old, he continues to work hard every day at Sitan Gym, AZ for his upcoming fight in Thailand. He was selected to represent the USMF (US Muaythai Federation) USA Junior Muay Thai Team to compete in IFMA (International Federation of Muaythai Amateur) Youth World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand on August 3-11, 2017. This is known as the most prestigious and highest level of Junior Muay thai in the world. He will be able to fight the best fighters from many other countries. Let us all help Yves in his journey to Thailand and bring home the gold. He can’t do this without your benevolent support, so please donate. Yves also sells t-shirt worth $ 22.00 each (Black and Red).