Vernon “The Viper” Forrest (39-2, 28 KOs) defeated Carlos “Tata” Baldomir (43-11-6, 13 KOs) to capture the WBC super welterweight championship Saturday night. Forrest was sharp all night, using his quick hands and superior footwork to outclass the Argentine warrior over 12 round. To his credit, Balodmir took Forrest’s best punches and was still standing at the final bell. Judges scored the bout 118-109, 118-109, and 116-112 all in favor of Forrest. The only blemish of the night came in the 9th round when Forrest was deducted a point for a low blow. After the fight, Forrest said he would like to take some time off before finding his next opponent. Baldomir was gracious in his defeat and said he would considered hanging up his gloves.
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