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Baldomir Crushes Gatti, Earns TKO Victory

Carlos Baldomir (43-9-6) showed boxing fans around the world why he’s gone 7 years without a loss. Dominating almost every round of their Saturday fight, Baldomir took apart Arturo Gatti (40-8) with right punch after right punch and become a serious contender in the impressive Welterweight division.

Carlos Baldomir (43-9-6) showed boxing fans around the world why he’s gone 7 years without a loss. Dominating almost every round of their Saturday fight, Baldomir took apart Arturo Gatti (40-8) with right punch after right punch and become a serious contender in the impressive Welterweight division.

Baldomir, not known for his power, seemed to easily dominate Gatti round after round, eventually setting him up for two 9th round knockdowns. Gatti, the much quicker fighter, could never really get into a flow, and seemed to show a lack of strength after moving up in weight by 7 pounds, 154, instead of his normal 147. After knocking Gatti down with left-right combinations, followed by a left hook to seal the deal, Baldomir kept the pressure on and eventually knocked Gatti down right after. Immediately following the second knockdown, referee Wayne Hedgepeth had seen enough to stop the fight with 10 seconds left in the round. Baldomir, who never really receive much praise in the boxing world, seems to be in control of his destiny, calling out Ricky Hatton and Floyd Mayweather Jr. as opponents he was looking to fight next.

Gatti on the other hands appears to have fought his last big fight. A fighter known for having heart, but also taking a lot of punishment along the way, seemed to have trouble slugging it out with the more powerful Baldomir. As mention above, Gatti didn’t seem to carry the power that Baldomir had, and couldn’t keep Baldomir at distance throughout the fight. Every punch he threw seemed to put a smile on Baldomir’s face, as to tell him, “You’re not hurting me!” Gatti tried to stay positive after the fight, acknowledging that Baldomir was a great fighter and that retirement was a possibility. “I don`t know what I am going to do yet, but after this performance I will definitely think about [retirement],” Gatti said.

Touchgloves.com would love to see a Baldomir-Hattan fight as well as a Baldomir-Margarita fight.

Touchgloves.com Note: It was reported that Shane Moseley has turned down ‘big money’ to fight Mayweather Jr., which leaves Hattan, Cotto, Baldomir, or rest until De La Hoya is ready to fight, as possible options for his future in boxing.

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