Sycuan Ringside Promotions announced today that former WBC Welterweight Champion Carlos Baldomir is presently in training camp in the U.S. preparing for a major fight later this year.
Baldomir, 44-11-6 (13), who hails from the same Argentina hometown as the late, great World Middleweight Champion Carlos Monzon, is hopeful of being pitted against one of the top welterweights in his division, namely Antonio Margarito, Joshua Clottey or Miguel Cotto.
Baldomir has fought some of the best in his division including having an impressive win via disqualification over the tough and strong puncher, Clottey, in November 1999. Over the last two years, Baldomir thoroughly upset the boxing applecart with his back-to-back dominating victories over Zab Judah, by way of unanimous decision and Arturo Gatti, via a TKO in the ninth round, in their respective backyards of New York City and Atlantic City, New Jersey in 2006.
“I was not focused in 2007 and I let some important opportunities slip out of my hands. I am hungry, serious and committed, and I have a new trainer. Abel Sanchez is teaching me new things and helping me to improve on my boxing skills. I feel comfortable training under his tutelage. He is a classy guy who understands me well,” stated the former world champion.
“I am thrilled to continue to be a part of the Sycuan family and after serious discussions with Scott Woodworth and Sean Gibbons of Sycuan, I believe I will have the opportunity to fight Margarito, Clottey or Cotto.
“The greatest of fighters have suffered losses and have come back stronger than before. I have a lot of experience and after seeing fighters like Antonio Margarito successfully come back to fight after a long layoff, I strongly believe I am prepared to step back in the ring with the best, and regain the belt.”
In Baldomir’s most recent fight in November, 2007, he won by majority decision against Luciano Perez at the Morongo Casino Resort. In July of 2007, he suffered a 12 round unanimous decision loss to Vernon Forrest. Although persistent and aggressive, Baldomir appeared somewhat out of form against a very motivated and well conditioned Forrest.
“I know what it takes to become champion and I will surprise the skeptics as I did back in 2006,” stated the confident former welterweight champion. Baldomir, whose size and power will be a real challenge for Margarito, Clottey or Cotto, is boxing’s most recent and best “Cinderella” story.
“We are proud that Baldomir is serious about fighting again and he is in the United States to seriously prepare for his next fight. He has been the Cinderella Man and we continue to believe in him and his abilities,” said Sean Gibbons of Sycuan Ringside Promotions.
Sycuan Ringside Promotions, the first Native American-owned boxing promotional company, made its promotional debut in 2004. The firm is led by Glenn Quiroga, president; Willie Tucker, executive vice president; and Scott Woodworth, vice president.
Sycuan Ringside Promotions has many notable boxers in its stable, including undefeated World Boxing Organization junior lightweight champion Joan Guzman, World Boxing Council super bantamweight champion Israel Vazquez, former WBC welterweight champion Carlos Baldomir, International Boxing Federation former lightweight champion Julio Diaz, World Boxing Association super bantamweight champion Celestino Caballero, teenage super lightweight sensation Jorge Paez Jr. and undefeated cruiserweight prospect Shawn Hawk.