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Baldomir in 2006
|Real name||Carlos Manuel Baldomir|
April 30, 1971 |
Santa Fe, Argentina
|Wins by KO||15|
Carlos Manuel Baldomir (born April 30, 1971) is an Argentine former professional boxer who competed from 1993 to 2014. He held the WBC, Ring magazine, and lineal welterweight titles in 2006, and challenged once for the WBC super welterweight title in 2007.
WBC, The Ring, and lineal welterweight champion
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 lineal champion.
Baldomir vs. Gatti
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.
Baldomir vs. Mayweather Jr.
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, The Ring and lineal 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 lineal 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.
Baldomir vs. Forrest
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.
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.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|71 fights||49 wins||16 losses|
|71||Loss||49–16–6||Andrey Meryasev||UD||10||Apr 25, 2014||Salón Diamante, Kanasín, Mexico|
|70||Loss||49–15–6||Marco Antonio Rubio||RTD||4 (12), 3:00||Sep 8, 2012||Gimnasio Miguel Alemán Valdez, Celaya, Mexico||For vacant WBF (Federation) super middleweight title|
|69||Win||49–14–6||Gaston Vega||KO||6 (6), 2:59||Apr 14, 2012||Club Huracán, Villaguay, Argentina|
|68||Loss||48–14–6||Billi Godoy||UD||10||Apr 14, 2012||Estadio Ruca Che, Neuquén, Argentina||For WBC Latino interim middleweight title|
|67||Win||48–13–6||Ruben Silva Diaz||UD||10||Jul 15, 2011||Estadio del Centro, Córdoba, Argentina|
|66||Win||47–13–6||Eduardo Flores||UD||10||Jun 17, 2011||Polideportivo Municipal, San Rafael, Argentina|
|65||Win||46–13–6||Amilcar Funes Melian||SD||10||Nov 19, 2010||Estadio Aldo Cantoni, San Juan, Argentina|
|64||Loss||45–13–6||Canelo Álvarez||KO||6 (10), 2:58||Sep 18, 2010||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.||For WBC Silver super welterweight title|
|63||Win||45–12–6||Jairo Jesus Siris||TKO||4 (10), 2:45||Nov 27, 2009||Centro Municipal No. 29, Santa Fe, Argentina|
|62||Loss||44–12–6||Sugar Jackson||MD||12||Dec 20, 2008||Lotto Arena, Antwerp, Belgium|
|61||Win||44–11–6||Luciano Perez||MD||10||Nov 23, 2007||Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, U.S.|
|60||Loss||43–11–6||Vernon Forrest||UD||12||Jul 28, 2007||Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington, U.S.||For vacant WBC super welterweight title|
|59||Loss||43–10–6||Floyd Mayweather Jr.||UD||12||Nov 4, 2006||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Lost WBC, IBA, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles|
|58||Win||43–9–6||Arturo Gatti||TKO||9 (12), 2:50||Jul 22, 2006||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.||Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles;
Won IBA welterweight title
|57||Win||42–9–6||Zab Judah||UD||12||Jan 7, 2006||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.||Won WBC, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles|
|56||Win||41–9–6||Miguel Angel Rodriguez||UD||12||May 21, 2005||United Center, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|55||Win||40–9–6||Alpaslan Aguzum||TKO||8 (12)||Mar 27, 2004||Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany||Won WBC International welterweight title|
|54||Win||39–9–6||Edgar Ruiz||UD||10||Sep 20, 2003||Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.|
|53||Win||38–9–6||Verdell Smith||TKO||4 (8), 1:15||Jun 14, 2003||Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.|
|52||Win||37–9–6||David Ojeda||UD||8||Oct 12, 2002||Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.|
|51||Draw||36–9–6||Jose Luis Cruz||PTS||12||Mar 22, 2002||Mazatlán, Mexico||Retained WBC International welterweight title|
|50||Win||36–9–5||Paulo Sanchez||UD||10||Jan 12, 2002||Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|49||Win||35–9–5||Hasan Al||UD||12||Oct 13, 2001||Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark||Retained WBC International welterweight title|
|48||Draw||34–9–5||Hasan Al||SD||12||Jun 16, 2001||Brøndby Hall, Brøndby, Denmark||Retained WBC International welterweight title|
|47||Win||34–9–4||Alex Carrillo Villa||KO||1 (10), 2:47||May 5, 2001||Casinos del Litoral, Corrientes, Argentina|
|46||Win||33–9–4||Alpaslan Aguzum||TKO||1 (12)||Dec 16, 2000||Europahalle, Karlsruhe, Germany||Retained WBC International welterweight title|
|45||Win||32–9–4||Ruben Oliva||UD||10||Aug 11, 2000||Club Sportivo Ben Hur, Rafaela, Argentina||Won vacant Santa Fe welterweight title|
|44||Win||31–9–4||Alberto de las Mercedes Cortes||TD||8 (10)||Jul 14, 2000||Rosario, Argentina|
|43||Win||30–9–4||Freddy Blanco Castello||RTD||7 (10), 0:42||Jun 9, 2000||Club Nolting, Ciudadela, Argentina|
|42||Win||29–9–4||Joshua Clottey||DQ||11 (12), 2:30||Nov 29, 1999||Wembley Arena, London, England||Retained WBC International welterweight title;
Won vacant IBC welterweight title;
Clottey disqualified for repeated headbutts
|41||Win||28–9–4||Adrian Daneff||RTD||8 (10)||Sep 17, 1999||Santa Fe, Argentina|
|40||Win||27–9–4||Frank Olsen||TKO||10 (12)||Jun 18, 1999||Idrættens Hus, Vejle, Denmark||Retained WBC International welterweight title|
|39||Win||26–9–4||Dejan Zivkovic||TKO||8 (12)||Apr 22, 1999||Arezzo, Italy||Won vacant WBC International welterweight title|
|38||Win||25–9–4||Walter Saporiti||UD||10||Mar 19, 1999||Club Argentino, Quilmes, Argentina|
|37||Loss||24–9–4||Alberto de las Mercedes Cortes||UD||8||Dec 11, 1998||ATC Studios, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|36||Draw||24–8–4||Dingaan Thobela||SD||12||Oct 28, 1998||Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, South Africa||For vacant WBC International welterweight title|
|35||Loss||24–8–3||Sergio Ernesto Acuna||SD||12||Sep 12, 1998||Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina||For ABF welterweight title|
|34||Win||24–7–3||Silvio Rojas||UD||8||Aug 8, 1998||Canal 9 Studios, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|33||Win||23–7–3||José Antonio Perez||UD||10||Jul 11, 1998||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|32||Loss||22–7–3||Søren Søndergaard||UD||12||Jun 5, 1998||K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark||For vacant IBC welterweight title|
|31||Win||22–6–3||Daniel Cusato||TKO||3 (8), 2:33||Apr 18, 1998||Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|30||Win||21–6–3||Ariel Arrieta||UD||10||Jan 31, 1998||Canal 9 Studios, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|29||Loss||20–6–3||Giorbis Barthelemy||UD||10||Oct 20, 1997||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|28||Win||20–5–3||Jose Antonio Perez||UD||10||Sep 20, 1997||Avellaneda, Argentina|
|27||Win||19–5–3||José Rosa Gomez||UD||10||Aug 16, 1997||Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|26||Win||18–5–3||Walter Saporiti||UD||8||Jun 7, 1997||Canal 9 Studios, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|25||Win||17–5–3||José Antonio Perez||UD||10||Apr 5, 1997||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|24||Draw||16–5–3||Silvio Peppino||PTS||8||Mar 8, 1997||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|23||Loss||16–5–2||Ariel Chaves||TD||7 (12)||Jan 17, 1997||Mar del Plata, Argentina||For ABF welterweight title|
|22||Loss||16–4–2||Ariel Chaves||TD||5 (12)||Oct 26, 1996||Santa Fe, Argentina||For ABF welterweight title|
|21||Win||16–3–2||Carlos Arrieta||KO||6 (10)||Aug 10, 1996||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|20||Win||15–3–2||Victor Balmaceda||KO||2 (10)||May 18, 1996||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|19||Win||14–3–2||Silvio Peppino||PTS||8||Apr 27, 1996||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|18||Loss||13–3–2||Silvio Peppino||PTS||8||Mar 15, 1996||Villa María, Argentina|
|17||Win||13–2–2||José Magarino||KO||4 (8)||Nov 11, 1995||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|16||Win||12–2–2||Victor Hugo Cejas||PTS||8||Sep 23, 1995||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|15||Draw||11–2–2||Jose Luis Fernandez||PTS||8||Jul 21, 1995||San Carlos de Bolívar, Argentina|
|14||Win||11–2–1||Silvio Rojas||PTS||8||May 27, 1995||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|13||Win||10–2–1||Victor Balmaceda||PTS||8||Mar 25, 1995||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|12||Win||9–2–1||Carlos Chavarria||PTS||6||Feb 17, 1995||Estadio Pascual Pérez, Mendoza, Argentina|
|11||Win||8–2–1||Eduardo Molina||PTS||8||Dec 7, 1994||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|10||Loss||7–2–1||Victor Balmaceda||PTS||8||Nov 16, 1994||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|9||Win||7–1–1||Angel Rogel||PTS||8||Oct 8, 1994||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|8||Win||6–1–1||Carlos Montanez||PTS||6||Sep 3, 1994||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|7||Loss||5–1–1||Paulo Sanchez||KO||2 (8)||May 14, 1994||Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|6||Win||5–0–1||Pablo Gomez||PTS||8||Apr 2, 1994||Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|5||Win||4–0–1||Carlos More||UD||10||Dec 7, 1993||Santa Fe, Argentina|
|4||Draw||3–0–1||Ramon Mercado||PTS||8||Oct 8, 1993||Tostado, Argentina|
|3||Win||3–0||Oscar Romero||UD||8||Aug 7, 1993||Villa Trinidad, Sante Fe, Argentina|
|2||Win||2–0||Carlos More||UD||6||Jul 16, 1993||Santa Fe, Argentina|
|1||Win||1–0||Carlos More||UD||6||Feb 19, 1993||Santa Fe, Argentina||Professional debut|
- List of lineal boxing world champions
- List of welterweight boxing champions
- List of WBC world champions
- List of The Ring world champions
- "Baldomir takes Judah's belt in unanimous decision". ESPN.com.
- "Power of Baldomir quashes 'Thunder'". ESPN.com.
- "Mayweather Uses His Speed and Skill to Unseat Baldomir". The New York Times. 5 November 2006.
- sullivanb. "Forrest too strong for Baldomir". Sky Sports.
- Professional boxing record for Carlos Baldomir from BoxRec
- Carlos Baldomir profile at Cyber Boxing Zone
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byStephane Cazeaux
April 22, 1999 – March 2002
Title next held byPaolo Roberto
March 27, 2004 – May 21, 2005
Won eliminator for world title
Title next held byJoseph Makaringe
|Minor world boxing titles|
|IBA welterweight champion
July 22, 2006 – November 4, 2006
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
|Major world boxing titles|
|WBC welterweight champion
January 7, 2006 – November 4, 2006
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
|The Ring welterweight champion
January 7, 2006 – November 4, 2006
|Lineal welterweight champion
January 7, 2006 – November 4, 2006
UD12 Érik Morales
|The Ring Upset of the Year
UD12 Zab Judah
TKO5 Vic Darchinyan