Carlos Baldomir

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Carlos Baldomir
Baldomir 1.jpg
Real name Carlos Manuel Baldomir
Nickname(s) Tata
Rated at Welterweight
Nationality Argentine
Born (1971-04-30) April 30, 1971 (age 45)
Santa Fe, Argentina
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 71
Wins 49
Wins by KO 15
Losses 16
Draws 6
No contests 0

Carlos Manuel Baldomir (born April 30, 1971) is an Argentine boxer and the former WBC & The Ring Welterweight Champion.

Boxing style[edit]

Carlos Baldomir isn't known as a power puncher, but has what many boxing analysts call a pressure fighter. This usually means he will try to impose his will on his opponents with a consistent, aggressive attack. Baldomir is also said to have one of the toughest chins in the sport. However, common criticisms of Baldomir are his slowness; his slow, plodding advance; and a lack of agile lateral movement. Opponents with speed can often create problems for him if he is unable to fight his style of fight.


Upsetting Zab Judah[edit]

Baldomir defeated Unified Welterweight Champion Zab Judah on January 7, 2006 in a mandatory challenge for Judah's title. The fight took place in Madison Square Garden, and with his pressure style and hard right hands Baldomir won a unanimous decision (115-113, 114-113 and 115-112). Baldomir was crowned World Champion, after 6 months of preparations in Los Angeles with Amílcar Brusa. After the fight, he said "This is a tribute to [Argentine boxing legend] Monzón" who had died eleven years earlier on January 8.

Baldomir failed to pay sanctioning fees imposed by the WBA & IBF when he beat Zab Judah for the WBC title, so, nominally at least, Judah remained the IBF title holder, while the WBA championship reverted to another boxer, Luis Collazo. (The SHOWTIME broadcast mentioned that Baldomir chose not to pay the sanctioning fees for the other organizations, out of loyalty to the WBC, which gave him the opportunity to fight for a world title by naming him the mandatory challenger to Judah.) He would have liked to pay all of the fees, but he would have lost money if he did (the fees were more than he was being paid for the fight). Despite this separation of the three title belts, Baldomir was universally regarded as the true Welterweight Champion since he defeated Judah, the recognized champion.[1]

Baldomir vs. Gatti[edit]

On July 22, 2006 Baldomir successfully defended his WBC Welterweight title and won the IBA Welterweight title by defeating fan favorite Arturo Gatti by TKO in the 9th round by overpowering the faster, but naturally smaller Gatti. This fight helped convince some skeptics that Baldomir's win over Judah was no fluke. Baldomir then expressed a desire to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. to continue his unlikely rise in the welterweight division.[2]

Baldomir vs. Mayweather[edit]

Baldomir would eventually get his chance against the pound-for-pound king, Floyd Mayweather Jr., on November 4, 2006 in Las Vegas for the WBC and The Ring welterweight titles. Said Baldomir of this challenge: "Mayweather is very good, but I can beat him. I'm going right at him. I'm going to keep attacking and not give him a chance to breathe or move. Mayweather has never fought anyone like me before."

Baldomir would ultimately lose both titles by unanimous decision. Ringside punch statistics showed Mayweather landing 199 of 458 punches, while Baldomir landed just 79 of 670. Baldomir was paid $1.6 million, which was a career high in earnings.

During the fight, Baldomir chased Mayweather sluggishly, unable to land any meaningful shots but trying to remain the busier fighter, while Mayweather picked away with sharp jabs and hooks, even managing to cut Baldomir over his left eye in the first round. This pattern continued throughout the fight, thanks in no small part to Baldomir's weighing in at 162 pounds compared to Floyd at 149 lbs, leading some to believe that Baldomir's sole intention was to knock Mayweather out. The defensive-minded Mayweather, however, apparently not looking to knock out or even exchange blows with his opponent, put on what many witnesses called a "boxing clinic" to take Baldomir's WBC and The Ring welterweight titles in a lopsided 12-round decision. Two judges had Mayweather winning all 12 rounds, with the other giving all but two rounds to Mayweather.[3]

Baldomir vs. Forrest[edit]

Baldomir was challenged to fight by former champion, Shane Mosley, but HBO would not air the fight, so the concept was thrown aside. On July 28, on HBO's Boxing after Dark, he fought Vernon Forrest for the vacant WBC Light Middleweight championship, losing a lopsided, yet very exciting and competitive decision. In the post fight interview with Larry Merchant, he indicated that he would likely retire from boxing.[4]


On Friday, 23 November, Baldomir fought against rugged journeyman Luciano Perez at the Morongo Resort and Casino in Cabazon, California. Perez came on strong and rocked the former champion early, but Baldomir stayed calm, and began to re-establish himself in the fight, dominating the second half of the ten round bout and scoring a 10th round TKO.


  • In his two 2006 fights, Baldomir has beaten two former or current world champions on what has essentially been the opposing fighters "home ring" (Brooklyn-native Judah at Madison Square Garden and long-time Jersey resident Gatti at Boardwalk Hall).
  • Yoel Judah accidentally called the fighter "Carlos Baldozar" during a post-fight interview after he upset Judah. On many boxing message boards on the internet, he is now jokingly referred to as "Baldozar" due to Judah's bad mispronunciation.

Professional boxing record[edit]

49 Wins (15 knockouts), 16 Losses (3 knockouts), 6 Draws[5]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round
Date Location Notes
Loss 49–16–6 Russia Andrey Meryasev UD 10 (10) 2014–04–25 Mexico Salón Diamante Carretera Tixkokob,
Tixkokob, México
Loss 49–15–6 Mexico Marco Antonio Rubio RTD 4 (12)
2012–09–08 Mexico Gimnasio Miguel Valdez,
Celaya, Guanajuato
For vacant WBF
Super middleweight title.
Win 49–14–6 Argentina Gaston Vega KO 6
2012–04–14 Argentina Club Huracán,
Villaguay, Entre Ríos
Loss 48–14–6 Argentina Billi Godoy UD 10 2012–04–14 Argentina Estadio Ruca Che,
Neuquén, Neuquén
For Interim WBC Latino
Middleweight title.
Win 48–13–6 Uruguay Ruben Silva Diaz UD 10 2011–07–15 Argentina Estadio del Centro,
Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 47–13–6 Ecuador Eduardo Flores UD 10 2011–06–17 Argentina Estadio Polideportivo No. 2,
San Rafael, Mendoza
Win 46–13–6 Argentina Amilcar Funes Melian SD 10 2010–11–19 Argentina Estadio Aldo Cantoni,
San Juan, San Juan
Loss 45–13–6 Mexico Canelo Álvarez KO 6 (10)
2010–09–18 United States Staples Center,
Los Angeles, California
For WBC Silver
Light middleweight title.
Win 45–12–6 Colombia Jairo Siris TKO 4 (10)
2009–11–27 Argentina Centro Municipal No. 29,
Santa Fe, Santa Fe
Loss 44–12–6 Belgium Jackson Osei Bonsu MD 12 2008–12–20 Belgium Lotto Arena,
Antwerp, Antwerp
Win 44–11–6 Mexico Luciano Perez MD 10 2007–11–23 United States Morongo Casino & Resort,
Cabazon, California
Loss 43–11–6 United States Vernon Forrest UD 12 2007–07–28 United States Emerald Queen Casino,
Tacoma, Washington
For vacant WBC
Light middleweight title.
Loss 43–10–6 United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr. UD 12 2006–11–04 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino,
Paradise, Nevada
Lost WBC and IBA
Welterweight titles.
Win 43–9–6 Canada Arturo Gatti TKO 9 (12)
2006–07–22 United States Boardwalk Hall,
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Retained WBC Welterweight title.
Won IBA Welterweight title.
Win 42–9–6 United States Zab Judah UD 12 2006–01–07 United States Madison Square Garden,
New York City, New York
Won WBC Welterweight title.
Win 41–9–6 Mexico Miguel Angel Rodriguez UD 12 2005–05–21 United States United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Win 40–9–6 Germany Alpaslan Aguzum TKO 8 (12) 2004–03–27 Germany Bördelandhalle,
Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt
For WBC International
Welterweight title.
Win 39–9–6 Mexico Edgar Ruiz UD 10 2003–09–20 United States Arrowhead Pond,
Anaheim, California
Win 38–9–6 United States Verdell Smith TKO 4 (8)
2003–06–14 United States Arrowhead Pond,
Anaheim, California
Win 37–9–6 Mexico David Ojeda UD 8 2002–10–12 United States Arrowhead Pond,
Anaheim, California
Draw 36–9–6 Mexico José Luis Cruz PTS 12 2002–03–22 Mexico Mazatlán, Sinaloa For WBC International
Welterweight title.
Win 36–9–5 Argentina Paulo Sanchez UD 10 2002–01–12 Argentina Estadio F. A. B., Buenos Aires
Win 35–9–5 Denmark Hasan Al UD 12 2001–10–13 Denmark Parken Stadium, Copenhagen,
Capital Region of Denmark
Retained WBC International
Welterweight title.
Draw 34–9–5 Denmark Hasan Al PTS 12 2001–06–16 Denmark Brøndby Hall, Brøndby,
Capital Region of Denmark
Retained WBC International
Welterweight title.
Win 34–9–4 Colombia Alex Carrillo Villa KO 1 (10)
2001–05–05 Argentina Casinos del Litoral,
Corrientes, Corrientes
Win 33–9–4 Germany Alpaslan Aguzum TKO 1 (12) 2000–12–16 Germany Europahalle,
Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg
Retained WBC International
Welterweight title.
Win 32–9–4 Argentina Ruben Oliva PTS 10 2000–08–11 Argentina Club Sportivo Ben Hur,
Rafaela, Santa Fe
Win 31–9–4 Argentina Alberto de las Mercedes Cortes TD 8 (10) 2000–07–14 Argentina Rosario, Santa Fe
Win 30–9–4 Peru Freddy Blanco Castello RTD 7 (10)
2000–06–09 Argentina Club Nolting,
Ciudadela, Buenos Aires
Win 29–9–4 Ghana Joshua Clottey DSQ 11 (12) 1999–11–29 United Kingdom Wembley Arena, London RetainedWBC International
Welterweight title.
Won vacant IBC Welterweight title.
Win 28–9–4 Argentina Adrian Daneff RTD 8 (10) 1999–09–17 Argentina Santa Fe, Santa Fe
Win 27–9–4 Denmark Frank Olsen TKO 10 (12) 1999–06–18 Denmark Idraettens hus,
Vejle, Southern Denmark
Retained WBC International
Welterweight title.
Win 26–9–4 Montenegro Dejan Zivkovic TKO 8 (12) 1999–04–22 Italy Arezzo, Tuscany Won WBC International
Welterweight title.
Win 25–9–4 Argentina Walter Saporiti UD 10 1999–03–19 Argentina Club Argentino de Quilmes,
Quilmes, Buenos Aires
Loss 24–9–4 Argentina Alberto de las Mercedes Cortes UD 8 1998–12–11 Argentina ATC Studios, Buenos Aires
Draw 24–8–4 South Africa Dingaan Thobela PTS 12 1998–10–28 South Africa Nasrec Indoor Arena,
Johannesburg, Gauteng
For vacant WBC International
Welterweight title.
Loss 24–8–3 Argentina Sergio Acuña UD 12 1998–09–12 Argentina Estadio F. A. B., Buenos Aires For Argentine Welterweight title.
Win 24–7–3 Argentina Silvio Rojas UD 8 1998–08–08 Argentina Canal 9 Studios, Buenos Aires
Win 23–7–3 Argentina José Antonio Perez UD 10 1998–07–11 Argentina Buenos Aires
Loss 22–7–3 Denmark Soren Sondergaard UD 12 1998–06–05 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen,
Capital Region of Denmark
For IBC Light welterweight title.
Win 22–6–3 Argentina Daniel Cusato TKO 3 (8)
1998–04–18 Argentina Estadio F. A. B., Buenos Aires
Win 21–6–3 Argentina Ariel Arrieta UD 10 1998–01–31 Argentina Canal 9 Studios, Buenos Aires
Loss 20–6–3 Cuba Giorbis Barthelemy UD 10 1997–10–20 United States Great Western Forum,
Inglewood, California
Win 20–5–3 Argentina José Antonio Perez UD 10 1997–09–20 Argentina Avellaneda, Buenos Aires
Win 19–5–3 Dominican Republic José Rosa Gomez UD 10 1997–08–16 Argentina Estadio F. A. B., Buenos Aires
Win 18–5–3 Argentina Walter Saporiti UD 8 1997–06–07 Argentina Canal 9 Studios, Buenos Aires
Win 17–5–3 Argentina José Antonio Perez UD 10 1997–04–05 Argentina Buenos Aires
Draw 16–5–3 Argentina Silvio Peppino PTS 8 1997–03–08 Argentina Buenos Aires
Loss 16–5–2 Argentina Ariel Chaves TD 7 (12) 1997–01–17 Argentina Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires For Argentine Welterweight title.
Loss 16–4–2 Argentina Ariel Chaves TD 5 (12) 1996–10–26 Argentina Santa Fe, Santa Fe For Argentine Welterweight title.
Win 16–3–2 Argentina Carlos Arrieta KO 6 (10) 1996–08–10 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 15–3–2 Argentina Victor Balmaceda KO 2 (10) 1996–05–18 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 14–3–2 Argentina Silvio Peppino PTS 8 1996–04–27 Argentina Buenos Aires
Loss 13–3–2 Argentina Silvio Peppino PTS 8 1996–03–15 Argentina Villa María, Córdoba
Win 13–2–2 Argentina José Magarino KO 4 (8) 1995–11–11 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 12–2–2 Argentina Victor Hugo Cejas PTS 8 1995–09–23 Argentina Buenos Aires
Draw 11–2–2 Argentina José Luis Fernandez PTS 8 1995–07–21 Argentina Bolívar, Buenos Aires
Win 11–2–1 Argentina Silvio Rojas PTS 8 1995–05–27 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 10–2–1 Argentina Victor Balmaceda PTS 8 1995–03–25 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 9–2–1 Argentina Carlos Chavarria PTS 6 1995–02–17 Argentina Estadio Pascual Perez,
Mendoza, Mendoza
Win 8–2–1 Argentina Eduardo Molina PTS 8 1994–12–07 Argentina Buenos Aires
Loss 7–2–1 Argentina Victor Balmaceda PTS 8 1994–11–16 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 7–1–1 Argentina Angel Rogel PTS 8 1994–10–08 Argentina Buenos Aires
Win 6–1–1 Argentina Carlos Montanez PTS 6 1994–09–03 Argentina Buenos Aires
Loss 5–1–1 Argentina Paulo Sanchez KO 2 (8) 1994–05–14 Argentina Estadio F. A. B., Buenos Aires
Win 5–0–1 Argentina Pablo Gomez PTS 8 1994–04–02 Argentina Estadio F. A. B., Buenos Aires
Win 4–0–1 Argentina Carlos More UD 10 1993–12–07 Argentina Santa Fe, Santa Fe
Draw 3–0–1 Argentina Ramon Mercado PTS 8 1993–10–08 Argentina Tostado, Santa Fe
Win 3–0 Argentina Oscar Romero UD 8 1993–08–07 Argentina Villa Trinidad, Santa Fe
Win 2–0 Argentina Carlos More UD 6 1993–07–16 Argentina Santa Fe, Santa Fe
Win 1–0 Argentina Carlos More UD 6 1993–02–19 Argentina Santa Fe, Santa Fe

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Preceded by
Zab Judah
WBC Welterweight champion
The Ring Welterweight champion

January 7, 2006 – November 4, 2006
Succeeded by
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Preceded by
Zahir Raheem W 12 Érik Morales
The Ring Magazine Upset of the Year
W12 Zab Judah

Succeeded by
Nonito Donaire KO5 Vic Darchinyan