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PPV BOXING Presents: Floyd Mayweather vs. Carlos Manuel Baldomir Saturday November 4


The fight will be broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View , beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT.

The Mayweather vs Baldomir pay-per-view show is turning out to be packed with action as it was announced that two more fights have been added to the already stellar line-up of televised bouts. The #1 WBO undefeated welterweight contender Paul "The Punisher" Williams (31-0, 23 KOs) will face Jacy Kuhn (15-2-2, 10 KOs) in a special 10-round bout and two undefeated California-based heavyweights in Chris Arreola (17-0, 15KOs) and Damian Wills (21-0-1, 15 KOs) will face each other in a special 8-round contest.

HBO Pay-Per-View will televise three fights live and show highlights from the heavyweight bout presented during the telecast. The additional bouts join the already announced welterweight championship between "Pretty Boy" Floyd Mayweather and Carlos "Tata" Baldomir and the featherweight championship between IBF Featherweight Champion Robert Guerrero, against No. 1 ranked contender Orlando Salido. All bouts are part of "Pretty Risky", presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions in association with Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

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Mayweather vs Baldomir
Boxing’s universally recognized “Pound-For-Pound” best fighter in the World is set to collide with the premier titleholder in the welterweight division, as “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather and Carlos Manuel “Tata” Baldomir square off for the WBC World Welterweight Championship in an HBO Pay Per View blockbuster on Saturday, November 4, 2006 from the beautiful Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Mayweather vs. Baldomir is looking like the ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate and from a sports fans perspective.
Mayweather is undefeated and has won championships in four separate weight divisions has blossomed into boxing’s global marquee superstar. He feels the challenge he faces November 4 is another step to cementing his legacy as what could be one of boxing’s all time greats.
The supremely talented and flashy 29-year-old Mayweather (36-0, 24 KOs) has established himself as a favorite of fans and boxing insiders alike and one of the greatest stars in the business. With his unblemished professional record and lofty status as the sport’s premier athlete, the Michigan native, now living in Las Vegas, carries the welcomed burden associated with possessing the most coveted title as “pound for pound best” with pride and honor and a willingness to take on all worthy opposition.
Floyd “Pretty Boy” Mayweather Jr, universally recognized as pound-for-pound the best boxer in the world will battle world welterweight champion Carlos Manuel Baldomir at Mandalay Bay event center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Carlos Baldomir vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr has already generated enough excitement to be the biggest and most compelling fight of the year.
Baldomir (43-9-6, 13 KOs), who despite not having lost a fight in more than nine years, came out of virtual obscurity in January. Baldomir, a crafty boxer as well, turned the tables on the slugger Gatti, by dominating the fight and dropping his opponent to the mat twice in the ninth round before referee Wayne Hedgepeth stopped the bout.
Baldomir—whose size and power will be the real challenge for Mayweather, is boxing’s most recent and best “Cinderella” story. The Argentinean, who hails from the same hometown as the late, great World Middleweight Champion Carlos Monzon—thoroughly upset the boxing applecart with his back-to-back dominating victories over Judah and Gatti in their respective backyards of New York City and Atlantic City, New Jersey earlier this year.
Baldomir’s promoters declare that their fighter will make history by being the first one to defeat Mayweather.

Both Mayweather (36-0, 24 KOs) and Baldomir (43-9-6, 13 KOs) convincingly beat common opponents in the last 15 months: Zab Judah, by unanimous decision, and Arturo Gatti, by stoppages.


WBC welterweight champion Carlos "Tata" Baldomir (43-9-6, 13 KO's) Los Angeles, California, via Santa Fe, Argentina. 35-years-old, 5'9", 146-pounds, trainer of record Jose Lemos, manager Javier Zapata.

Style: Baldomir is a seasoned pro and a grinder that simply outhustles his opponent. He likes to dictate the pace and control the tempo of the fight by outworking his opponents with busy hands. However, when he faces a puncher, Baldomir is just as adept at staying outside and looking to land sharp counter punches. He is clever, tough, and very awkward but his self-taught style seems to work for him in close quarters. At times he seems crude and clumsy, however, he fights within his own pocket and is a very tough customer if he catches you on the ropes. Going back to March 1999, Baldomir is 19-0-2.


Strength: Baldomir is a steady, compact puncher/ brawler that likes to apply heat from the opening round. He has only average power but he will get in your grill and fires leather. An awkward welterweight, Baldomir's unpolished style confuses opponents and often throws them off their rhythm. He is a tough guy but only an average athlete and was only stopped once in his career. Baldomir has got a very good chin, which he needs because his defense is suspect.

Weakness: Baldomir fires wide looping shots and lacks balance, footwork, and athleticism. In effect, he is a short 34-year-old banger without much power that is prone to cuts above both eyes. Factor in lack of head movement and below average hand speed and you have a somewhat surprising WBC welterweight titleholder.


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Challenger Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (36-0, 24 KO's) Grand Rapids, Michigan. 29-years-old, 5'8", 145 ¾ pounds, trainer of record Roger Mayweather, self-managed.

Style: Mayweather is a rapid-fire combination artist that simply can overpower most mortals with a chainsaw attack of blistering hooks, crosses, uppercuts, bolo punches, overhand and lead right hands. He is probably the most athletic boxer in the profession and he has a rare combination of lateral movement, foot speed and hand speed. He was the entire package at 140 but is now fighting at the 147-pound limit and there is a slight drop off in power output.


Strength: Mayweather possibly has the fastest hands in the sport. He can get off with both hands and in the process also embarrass you with his speed. Factor in lateral movement and the ability to feint and then strike before leaving you in the dust. Mayweather's precision punching takes its effect and grinds people down over the distance if he doesn't stop you early.

Weakness: Well, there is always overconfidence. Mayweather tends to be very cocky and since he has been lionized for so long and Roger Mayweather is the quasi-trainer of record, there is an air of invincibility that seems to surround the training camp. At 5'8" and with small hands for a boxer, Mayweather's power has slipped noticeably. He looked invincible at 135, excellent at 140, however, at 147 he faces his toughest test in Baldomir.
 

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im not floyd's biggest fan i think he's ducked kostya and margarito but i cant see him not beating baldomir easily.
 

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1 of 2 things is going to happen on the 4th Floyd will either be knocked out by the 7th round or he will win by split decision.
 

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Dr. Wisdom said:
This will be a Pretty Boy Floyd show. I do not see this chump giving Mayweather any type of fight. Mayweather ud

C'mon give Baldomir a little respect hes not a "chump"
 

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Saturday November 4th is going to be a great night for boxing I will be watching this pay-per-view event and then at 9:00 since I'm on the West Coast i will be switching to SHOWTIME and catch the Sergei Liakhovich vs. Shannon Briggs fight

Probably a total of 5 hours worth of boxing entertainment between the two broadcasts :)
 

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PHONETOOL said:
Saturday November 4th is going to be a great night for boxing I will be watching this pay-per-view event and then at 9:00 since I'm on the West Coast i will be switching to SHOWTIME and catch the Sergei Liakhovich vs. Shannon Briggs fight

Probably a total of 5 hours worth of boxing entertainment between the two broadcasts :)

Yeah I am doin the same.:thumbsup:
 

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ERIK said:
C'mon give Baldomir a little respect hes not a "chump"

Sorry CHump is a bit harsh, how about umm ......TOMATO :D

Naw, Baldomir is ok, he is a decent fighter and all, but Mayweather will have his way with him.
 

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Baldomir is a quality fighter who fights with alot of grit and heart. The guy is a TANK and takes punches very well. I think it will be a good fight, but Floyd will win by decision. His hand speed is just too quick for baldomir, and his defense is amazing.
Im also looking forward to seeing paul williams fight again on the undercard. They better show that fight or Ill be pissed.
 

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im not getting to excited about this win for floyd i did predict that result because i knew he couldn't stop baldi and the argie fighter has not got any previous cut loses, but guy's cmon baldi obviously caught zab and gatti on the way down and didn't stand a chance against a top 147 guy like mayweather,margarito,williams or quintana.

in my eye's this was the easy option for floyd again when a fight with any the above could easily end with him losing.

its time to unify in 07 lets get margarito v mayweather signed for may.
 

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I didn't like that fact that Mayweather ripped on Larry Merchant, Floyd cant take criticism. Either Dela Hoya or Margarito, both will be a good fight against Mayweather. While thats going on let Hatton and Baldomir go at it.
 

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I didn't like that fact that Mayweather ripped on Larry Merchant, Floyd cant take criticism. Either Dela Hoya or Margarito, both will be a good fight against Mayweather. While thats going on let Hatton and Baldomir go at it.

Yeah I thought Mayweather was about to cry when Larry upset him. How can he say Merchant doesnt know anything about boxing. Merchant has been a writer/broadcaster for years decades. That made Floyd look like ana idiot.

He wines every fight when someone questions how come you didnt KO a guy or how come you didnt look better. Its always I hurt my hand. just give the other guy credit for being tough. He said in the post fight INT ,he hurt it like in the 6th rd. I didnt see him stop usuing it till like the 10th or 11th.
 

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when floyd went back to his corner at the end of the first he told his seconds i quote "im not gonna knock this guy out", floyd dont have the pop to ko the elite fighters at 147.
 

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that would actually be a good fight. BALDOMIR VS. HATTON,BOTH HAVE THAT RUGGISH WAY OF BOXING. I THINK IF IT OCCURS CARLOS HAS A CHANCE FOR A BELT AGAIN AND STAY UP THEIR WITH THE BIG GUYS
 

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Yeah I thought Mayweather was about to cry when Larry upset him. How can he say Merchant doesnt know anything about boxing. Merchant has been a writer/broadcaster for years decades. That made Floyd look like ana idiot.

He wines every fight when someone questions how come you didnt KO a guy or how come you didnt look better. Its always I hurt my hand. just give the other guy credit for being tough. He said in the post fight INT ,he hurt it like in the 6th rd. I didnt see him stop usuing it till like the 10th or 11th.
Exactly my thoughts. I mean, Larry rambles some stuff these days that leave me going "what the hell is he talking about?", but the man has been involved with the sport of boxing for a long time and has seen and interviewed some of the greatest fighters of what? The past 3 decades at least.

Mayweather knew what his game plan was and knew what the critics were going to say. It was a boring fight of him ducking, slipping and pot-shotting.
He can mouth off with his big ego all he wants, but someday the money will be laid on the table so he won't have anymore excuses to dodge someone like de la Hoya and we'll see what he's made of.

*Crimeny* And I even came into that fight a fan of Mayweather.. :mad:
 
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