Boxing welterweight challenger Floyd ‘Pretty Boy’ Mayweather, Jr., center, arrives for a press conference in New York, Wednesday Sept. 6, 2006. Mayweather, from Las Vegas, Nev., known pound-for-pound as the king of the ring, NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Baldomir gets his chance at undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr., generally considered the world’s best pound-for-pound boxer, for the WBC welterweight title. They’re scheduled to fight Nov. 4 at Mandalay Casino in Las Vegas. Baldomir (43-9-6, with 13 knockouts) hasn’t lost a fight in nearly 10 years. He upset Zab Judah in a 12-round decision for the WBC title last January and stopped Arturo Gatti in the ninth round on July 22. The 35-year-old Argentine called out Mayweather moments after defeating Gatti. “Nobody ever thought I would win those two fights, said Baldomir through an interpreter at press conference Wednesday in Manhattan.
And I’ll beat Mayweather, too.” Mayweather (36-0, with 25 KOs) won the IBF welterweight belt in his last fight with an unanimous decision over Zab Judah in April, but relinquished that title.
Mayweather started out at 130 pounds and had to build himself up (to 147 pounds).” The fight will be shown on HBO pay-per-view.