Carlos Baldomir

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Carlos Baldomir
Baldomir 1.jpg
Baldomir in 2006
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Real name Carlos Manuel Baldomir
Nickname(s) Tata
Rated at
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

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.

Career[edit]

WBC, The Ring, and lineal welterweight champion[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 lineal 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 Jr.[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, 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.[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]

Comeback[edit]

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[edit]

Professional record summary
71 fights 49 wins 16 losses
By knockout 15 3
By decision 33 13
By disqualification 1 0
Draws 6
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
71 Loss 49–16–6 Russia Andrey Meryasev UD 10 Apr 25, 2014 Mexico Salón Diamante, Kanasín, Mexico
70 Loss 49–15–6 Mexico Marco Antonio Rubio RTD 4 (12), 3:00 Sep 8, 2012 Mexico Gimnasio Miguel Alemán Valdez, Celaya, Mexico For vacant WBF super middleweight title
69 Win 49–14–6 Argentina Gaston Vega KO 6 (6), 2:59 Apr 14, 2012 Argentina Club Huracán, Villaguay, Argentina
68 Loss 48–14–6 Argentina Billi Godoy UD 10 Apr 14, 2012 Argentina Estadio Ruca Che, Neuquén, Argentina For WBC Latino interim middleweight title
67 Win 48–13–6 Uruguay Ruben Silva Diaz UD 10 Jul 15, 2011 Argentina Estadio del Centro, Córdoba, Argentina
66 Win 47–13–6 Ecuador Eduardo Flores UD 10 Jun 17, 2011 Argentina Polideportivo Municipal, San Rafael, Argentina
65 Win 46–13–6 Argentina Amilcar Funes Melian SD 10 Nov 19, 2010 Argentina Estadio Aldo Cantoni, San Juan, Argentina
64 Loss 45–13–6 Mexico Canelo Álvarez KO 6 (10), 2:58 Sep 18, 2010 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S. For WBC Silver super welterweight title
63 Win 45–12–6 Colombia Jairo Jesus Siris TKO 4 (10), 2:45 Nov 27, 2009 Argentina Centro Municipal No. 29, Santa Fe, Argentina
62 Loss 44–12–6 Belgium Sugar Jackson MD 12 Dec 20, 2008 Belgium Lotto Arena, Antwerp, Belgium
61 Win 44–11–6 Mexico Luciano Perez MD 10 Nov 23, 2007 United States Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, U.S.
60 Loss 43–11–6 United States Vernon Forrest UD 12 Jul 28, 2007 United States Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington, U.S. For vacant WBC super welterweight title
59 Loss 43–10–6 United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. UD 12 Nov 4, 2006 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Lost WBC, IBA, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles
58 Win 43–9–6 Canada Arturo Gatti TKO 9 (12), 2:50 Jul 22, 2006 United States 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 United States Zab Judah UD 12 Jan 7, 2006 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Won WBC, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles
56 Win 41–9–6 Mexico Miguel Angel Rodriguez UD 12 May 21, 2005 United States United Center, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
55 Win 40–9–6 Germany Alpaslan Aguzum TKO 8 (12) Mar 27, 2004 Germany Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany Won WBC International welterweight title
54 Win 39–9–6 Mexico Edgar Ruiz UD 10 Sep 20, 2003 United States Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
53 Win 38–9–6 United States Verdell Smith TKO 4 (8), 1:15 Jun 14, 2003 United States Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
52 Win 37–9–6 Mexico David Ojeda UD 8 Oct 12, 2002 United States Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
51 Draw 36–9–6 Mexico Jose Luis Cruz PTS 12 Mar 22, 2002 Mexico Mazatlán, Mexico Retained WBC International welterweight title
50 Win 36–9–5 Argentina Paulo Sanchez UD 10 Jan 12, 2002 Argentina Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina
49 Win 35–9–5 Denmark Hasan Al UD 12 Oct 13, 2001 Denmark Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark Retained WBC International welterweight title
48 Draw 34–9–5 Denmark Hasan Al SD 12 Jun 16, 2001 Denmark Brøndby Hall, Brøndby, Denmark Retained WBC International welterweight title
47 Win 34–9–4 Colombia Alex Carrillo Villa KO 1 (10), 2:47 May 5, 2001 Argentina Casinos del Litoral, Corrientes, Argentina
46 Win 33–9–4 Germany Alpaslan Aguzum TKO 1 (12) Dec 16, 2000 Germany Europahalle, Karlsruhe, Germany Retained WBC International welterweight title
45 Win 32–9–4 Argentina Ruben Oliva UD 10 Aug 11, 2000 Argentina Club Sportivo Ben Hur, Rafaela, Argentina Won vacant Santa Fe welterweight title
44 Win 31–9–4 Argentina Alberto de las Mercedes Cortes TD 8 (10) Jul 14, 2000 Argentina Rosario, Argentina
43 Win 30–9–4 Peru Freddy Blanco Castello RTD 7 (10), 0:42 Jun 9, 2000 Argentina Club Nolting, Ciudadela, Argentina
42 Win 29–9–4 Ghana Joshua Clottey DQ 11 (12), 2:30 Nov 29, 1999 United Kingdom Wembley Arena, London, England Retained WBC International welterweight title;
Won vacant IBC welterweight title;
Clottey disqualified for repeated headbutts
41 Win 28–9–4 Argentina Adrian Daneff RTD 8 (10) Sep 17, 1999 Argentina Santa Fe, Argentina
40 Win 27–9–4 Denmark Frank Olsen TKO 10 (12) Jun 18, 1999 Denmark Idrættens Hus, Vejle, Denmark Retained WBC International welterweight title
39 Win 26–9–4 Montenegro Dejan Zivkovic TKO 8 (12) Apr 22, 1999 Italy Arezzo, Italy Won vacant WBC International welterweight title
38 Win 25–9–4 Argentina Walter Saporiti UD 10 Mar 19, 1999 Argentina Club Argentino, Quilmes, Argentina
37 Loss 24–9–4 Argentina Alberto de las Mercedes Cortes UD 8 Dec 11, 1998 Argentina ATC Studios, Buenos Aires, Argentina
36 Draw 24–8–4 South Africa Dingaan Thobela SD 12 Oct 28, 1998 South Africa Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, South Africa For vacant WBC International welterweight title
35 Loss 24–8–3 Argentina Sergio Ernesto Acuna SD 12 Sep 12, 1998 Argentina Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina For ABF welterweight title
34 Win 24–7–3 Argentina Silvio Rojas UD 8 Aug 8, 1998 Argentina Canal 9 Studios, Buenos Aires, Argentina
33 Win 23–7–3 Argentina José Antonio Perez UD 10 Jul 11, 1998 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
32 Loss 22–7–3 Denmark Soren Sondergaard UD 12 Jun 5, 1998 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark For vacant IBC welterweight title
31 Win 22–6–3 Argentina Daniel Cusato TKO 3 (8), 2:33 Apr 18, 1998 Argentina Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina
30 Win 21–6–3 Argentina Ariel Arrieta UD 10 Jan 31, 1998 Argentina Canal 9 Studios, Buenos Aires, Argentina
29 Loss 20–6–3 Cuba Giorbis Barthelemy UD 10 Oct 20, 1997 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.
28 Win 20–5–3 Argentina Jose Antonio Perez UD 10 Sep 20, 1997 Argentina Avellaneda, Argentina
27 Win 19–5–3 Dominican Republic José Rosa Gomez UD 10 Aug 16, 1997 Argentina Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina
26 Win 18–5–3 Argentina Walter Saporiti UD 8 Jun 7, 1997 Argentina Canal 9 Studios, Buenos Aires, Argentina
25 Win 17–5–3 Argentina José Antonio Perez UD 10 Apr 5, 1997 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
24 Draw 16–5–3 Argentina Silvio Peppino PTS 8 Mar 8, 1997 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
23 Loss 16–5–2 Argentina Ariel Chaves TD 7 (12) Jan 17, 1997 Argentina Mar del Plata, Argentina For ABF welterweight title
22 Loss 16–4–2 Argentina Ariel Chaves TD 5 (12) Oct 26, 1996 Argentina Santa Fe, Argentina For ABF welterweight title
21 Win 16–3–2 Argentina Carlos Arrieta KO 6 (10) Aug 10, 1996 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
20 Win 15–3–2 Argentina Victor Balmaceda KO 2 (10) May 18, 1996 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
19 Win 14–3–2 Argentina Silvio Peppino PTS 8 Apr 27, 1996 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
18 Loss 13–3–2 Argentina Silvio Peppino PTS 8 Mar 15, 1996 Argentina Villa María, Argentina
17 Win 13–2–2 Argentina José Magarino KO 4 (8) Nov 11, 1995 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
16 Win 12–2–2 Argentina Victor Hugo Cejas PTS 8 Sep 23, 1995 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
15 Draw 11–2–2 Argentina Jose Luis Fernandez PTS 8 Jul 21, 1995 Argentina San Carlos de Bolívar, Argentina
14 Win 11–2–1 Argentina Silvio Rojas PTS 8 May 27, 1995 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
13 Win 10–2–1 Argentina Victor Balmaceda PTS 8 Mar 25, 1995 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
12 Win 9–2–1 Argentina Carlos Chavarria PTS 6 Feb 17, 1995 Argentina Estadio Pascual Pérez, Mendoza, Argentina
11 Win 8–2–1 Argentina Eduardo Molina PTS 8 Dec 7, 1994 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
10 Loss 7–2–1 Argentina Victor Balmaceda PTS 8 Nov 16, 1994 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
9 Win 7–1–1 Argentina Angel Rogel PTS 8 Oct 8, 1994 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
8 Win 6–1–1 Argentina Carlos Montanez PTS 6 Sep 3, 1994 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
7 Loss 5–1–1 Argentina Paulo Sanchez KO 2 (8) May 14, 1994 Argentina Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina
6 Win 5–0–1 Argentina Pablo Gomez PTS 8 Apr 2, 1994 Argentina Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 Win 4–0–1 Argentina Carlos More UD 10 Dec 7, 1993 Argentina Santa Fe, Argentina
4 Draw 3–0–1 Argentina Ramon Mercado PTS 8 Oct 8, 1993 Argentina Tostado, Argentina
3 Win 3–0 Argentina Oscar Romero UD 8 Aug 7, 1993 Argentina Villa Trinidad, Sante Fe, Argentina
2 Win 2–0 Argentina Carlos More UD 6 Jul 16, 1993 Argentina Santa Fe, Argentina
1 Win 1–0 Argentina Carlos More UD 6 Feb 19, 1993 Argentina Santa Fe, Argentina Professional debut

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Stephane Cazeaux
WBC International welterweight champion
April 22, 1999 – March 2002
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Paolo Roberto
Preceded by
Alpaslan Aguzum
WBC International welterweight champion
March 27, 2004 – May 21, 2005
Won eliminator for world title
Vacant
Title next held by
Joseph Makaringe
Minor world boxing titles
Preceded by
Arturo Gatti
IBA welterweight champion
July 22, 2006 – November 4, 2006
Succeeded by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Major world boxing titles
Preceded by
Zab Judah
WBC welterweight champion
January 7, 2006 – November 4, 2006
Succeeded by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The Ring welterweight champion
January 7, 2006 – November 4, 2006
Lineal welterweight champion
January 7, 2006 – November 4, 2006
Awards
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