Saturday, July 28, 2007
TACOMA, Wash. – Former World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight champion Carlos Baldomir weighed-in at an even 154 pounds Friday, the day before he meets Vernon Forrest in a 12-round WBC super welterweight championship bout.
Forrest also weighed-in at 154 pounds.
“I didn’t have any issues with my weight since I spent more than three months in San Diego training for this fight,” said Baldomir, who has been followed by five members of the Argentine media along with a fully staffed documentary television crew since he touched down in Tacoma, Wash. four days ago. “That was the last step that I needed to pass before I could step in the ring against Forrest. I had no doubts I would make the weight.”
Thursday, July 19, 2007
TACOMA, WA - Former welterweight champions Vernon Forrest and Carlos Baldomir will fight July 28 at Tacoma’s Emerald Queen Casino, in the state’s biggest professional boxing match in nearly two decades.
With Floyd Mayweather, Jr. electing to keep his World Boxing Council welterweight title instead of the WBC super welterweight title he won from Oscar De La Hoya in May, Forrest (38-2, 28 KOs) and Baldomir (43-10-6, 13 KOs) will now be fighting for the newly-vacated WBC super welterweight title in a 12-round bout.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Former world champions and current top-rated contenders Vernon Forrest and Carlos Baldomir collide for the World Boxing Council interim super welterweight title, Saturday, July 28. Promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, in association with Brian Halquist Productions, the Forrest-Baldomir title tilt will be broadcast live from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 10:15 P.M. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast.)
“With 81 victories between them, these two warriors know a little something about winning,” said Gary Shaw. “Not only have they been world champions, they became world champions by beating the best in their divisions to win those titles. They are two of the most competitive fighters I have had the privilege to work with. The fans at the Emerald Queen Casino and the viewers watching on HBO are in for a terrific night. It’s now or never for Vernon and Carlos and that’s exactly how they are going to fight each other on July 28.”
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Yes, the title is correct people…
Micky Ward, the man that Arturo Gatti went to war with on three separate occasions, will train Gatti for his return bout on July 14th in Atlantic City.
The change comes months after Gatti fired his previous trainer Buddy McGirt as part of the aftermath of Gatti’s brutal knockout loss to WBC Welterweight Champion Carlos Baldomir in July of last year.
In a recent interview with the Atlantic City Press, Ward stated that he was completely shocked when he got the call to train Gatti. He also said that he thinks he will be able to do a good job since he knows Gatti’s style so well:
“I was a little shocked when he called to ask me to come on, but I’m looking forward to it. It’s a good match because we both give 110 percent at anything we do. I’m trying to give the same effort at training that I gave in the ring,” Ward said. “I know Arturo’s style. I know what makes him tick. I think Arturo has something left, more than he showed in his last fight (vs. Baldomir).”
“Nobody understands that we became pretty close friends after trying to kill each other in the ring. We have great respect for each other and a good friendship. Arturo’s a great guy and a great fighter and I’m just hoping to help get him back on track.”
Monday, November 06, 2006
Fresh off defeating Carlos Baldomir on Saturday night, WBC Welterweight Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has stated that he will retire after his next bout according to the LA Times…
My first question: Why Floyd? Why now? Alright two questions…
“I told you all along it wasn’t about the money, it was about the legacy,” Mayweather told the Los Angeles Times. “I have accomplished all I want in boxing. I am going out on top.”
Mayweather is only 29 years old, why in the world is he retiring? He says that he has done just about everything, yet there is so much he could still accomplish…
Mayweather has been moving up in weight throughout his entire career - What about moving up to middleweight Floyd?
My second question? Who does Mayweather wants as his very last fight if he does indeed decide to hang up the gloves.
I think it’s the obvious choice and the answer that everyone wants to hear…
“After tonight. If he (De La Hoya) wants me, he knows where to reach me,” Mayweather said.
Hopefully Oscar will make sort of statement in the coming days.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Floyd Mayweather did what everyone thought he was going to do, even though it took a lot longer then it should have…
Mayweather outboxed Carlos Baldomir over twelve rounds, winning a unanimous decision victory and winning the WBC Welterweight title in the process.
The fight was never really close at all - Mayweather was able to stick, move, and dance around Baldomir just about all fight long. The fight was so one-sided that two judges gave Mayweather a shutout victory, scoring the bout 120-108. The other judge gave two rounds to Baldomir and scored the match 118-110…
How obvious was it that Mayweather was going to win? Much of the crowd starting heading for the exits before the fight was even over…
Mayweather injured his right hand during the fight, one of the reasons why he wasn’t able to put Baldomir away for good in the later rounds.
“I hurt my right in the middle of the fight, around the sixth round,” Mayweather said. “This is not the same pain I felt before, so I don’t really know what happened to it. I just went out there and put on a boxing clinic. I feel like down the stretch I would’ve got the knockout, but I hurt my hand. Look at what I did tonight, I had a shutout. I can win under any circumstances, and I am here to stay.”
It seemed that nothing was going right over Baldomir at all, he couldn’t even land a shot. Seriously… the CompuBox statistics show that Baldomir only landed twelve percent of his punches, a remarkable figure.
Even through losing, Baldomir stayed positive about his efforts:
“I didn’t fight my fight,” said Baldomir, of Argentina. “He was too fast. I couldn’t catch him, and when I did, I just wasn’t strong. I felt sluggish.
It’s been a great year,” said Baldomir, who earned $1.6 million. “I beat Judah, I beat Gatti, I went up against the pound-for-pound king. I accomplished a lot.”
Interesting fact: On a weekend that had yet another incident dealing with fighters’ weight, Mayweather and Baldomir actually with an 11 lb difference - Mayweather gained three pounds after the weigh-ins and weighed 150 lbs during the fight; It was reported that Baldomir shot up to 161 lbs and weighed around the same when he entered the ring…
Friday, November 03, 2006
“Ricky Hatton don’t want to fight me. If he did why is he going back down to 140? Why also did he ask for $13 million, when his previous best purse was only $3 million? Ricky should stay back in England fighting wrestlers that are handpicked. As long as he does that he’ll stay undefeated.”
Well there you have it folks, Ricky Hatton doesn’t want to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr, at least according to Floyd himself...
I don’t really buy it for two reasons:
First off, has anyone else noticed that Mayweather continues to change the reasoning behind the Hatton fight not happening? First it was the old “talks broke down” routine. Then, Mayweather said that the fight didn’t happen strictly because Hatton wanted “Mayweather-type numbers”. Now, it’s because Hatton didn’t want to fight him at all?
I find it hard to believe considering Hatton told the UK Mirror that he wanted to fight Mayweather at some point next year early last month.
Why is Floyd talking about Hatton right now anyway? Shouldn’t he be focused on Carlos Baldomir, you know, his opponent for tomorrow night?
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
I can’t believe it’s the weekend of November 4th already…
We have two big-time championship fights this weekend - Carlos Baldomir will put his WBC Welterweight belt on the line against the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Floyd Mayweather Jr. As if that weren’t already enough, Sergei Liakhovich will defend his WBO Heavyweight title against Shannon Briggs who will be getting his first shot at heavyweight gold since a 1998 loss to Lennox Lewis.
This is the first weekend in a long time that I can remember a lower weight class fight being more popular than a heavyweight title bout.
David P. Greisman is right however. When Mayweather and Baldomir step into the ring on Saturday night, it’s going to certainly be a gunfight with gloves…
It will be high noon on a Saturday night when Carlos Baldomir and Floyd Mayweather meet for a gunfight with gloves.
On one side will be Baldomir, the underdog champion who must rely on his more powerful weaponry to take out the challenger standing opposite him, Mayweather, a man who is fast on the draw and deadly with his accuracy.
In a showdown for a welterweight championship that isn’t big enough for the both of them, the odds are highly in favor of the brash, slick Mayweather triumphing over a Baldomir who, in the eyes of many, will be cashing out with a one-sided loss.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Carlos Baldomir held a conference call October 24th and members of the media asked him various questions regarding his upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather. A week earlier his trainer Amilcar Brusa also answered questions. Here, then, follows a transcript of both of these calls. All questions posed to Carlos Baldomir were translated by Gabe Ruelas, a part of Goossen Tutor Promotions.
Monday, October 23, 2006
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has also been one to speak freely about whatever is on his mind. This time around, his thoughts about possible future opponents are no different…
Recently interviewed by British newspaper The Sunday Times, Mayweather had a message for three fighters who are looking to face him in the near future:
“It doesn’t matter if you’re Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton or Sugar Shane Mosley. If you want to be the best, you must pass me. All roads in boxing lead to Floyd Mayweather.”
Mayweather was especially talkative about Ricky Hatton, whom Mayweather attempted to fight earlier this year - Talks broke down and Floyd ended up signing to fight Carlos Baldomir instead; Hatton will fight Juan Urango in January.
So how exactly did those talks break down? Floyd knows…
“Listen, I’m not even thinking of Ricky Hatton right now. We tried to get Hatton before we put together this fight with Baldomir, but he asked for $13 million. He asked for Floyd Mayweather-type numbers, which is impossible for him to get.
Fighters like Hatton don’t compare. I’m one of the best fighters ever to put on a pair of gloves. You see fighters come in, hit the pads, hit the bags, jump rope and go home. Well, that’s not me. I want a physical body in the ring so we can bang, head-to-head, to prepare me. Blood, sweat and tears, this is the business I’m in. I don’t look in boxing books, so I don’t know who is the pound-for-pound number two, but I know there ain’t no fighter in the world does his business like me.”