Gatti/Baldomir Press Conference Quotes

Gatti vs Baldomir20.07.06 - Carlos Baldomir – I’m really happy to be back in the NY area because I won the belt here. I’ll never forget that . . . Everyone knows me and everyone knows Gatti, so I’ll leave all the conclusions to you guys . .. (Baldomir’s trainer is Amilcar Brusa, who was Carlos Monzon’s trainer)

McGirt (Gatti’s trainer) – Baldomir’s shirt says WBC welterweight champion, but as far as I’m concerned he’s the undisputed welterweight champion. He should never have been stripped . . . Gattti camp to camp early because he knows he’s in for a tough fight . . . We will win that title. It’s all up to Arturo . . .

Gatti – I’m prepared for this fight. I am taking Baldomir very seriously. He beat Zab Judah. Zab Judah is a much better fighter than I am, but he doesn’t have the heart that I have. Baldomir won the title in NY, but he’s going to lose it in NJ. A victory is guaranteed. Bet the house . . . I don’t watch opponents on tape because they can fight differently depending on the opponent. The only time I ever watched a tape was before I fought King Solomon—and I lost that fight. So I said I’m not doing that anymore . . . I have grown into a welterweight ..

Kery Davis (HBO) – This will be Gatti’s 20th appearance on HBO, behind only Roy Jones, Lennox Lewis, Shane Mosley, and Oscar de la Hoya . . . Gatti is a terrific fighter. You don’t get to fight 20 times on HBO if you’re not a terrific fighter. You don’t sell tickets the way he does unless you’re a terrific fighter . . . This will be a competitive, exciting fight. When Baldomir fought Judah he had Judah just about running at the end of their bout . . . The bout will be shown after the Mosley-Vargas II replay . .

Larry Hazzard (NJ Commissioner) – This will be one of the greatest fights of the year. Gatti is a mainstay. He has carried boxing in the state of NJ. But Arturo has his work cut out for him Saturday .

Scott Woodworth (Sycuan Rep) – Carlos Baldomir is our modern day “Cinderella Man” . . .

Main Events is promoting the evening of boxing, in association with Sycuan Ringside Promotions of San Diego and Caesars Atlantic City. The 12-round championship bout will be broadcast on HBO’s “World Championship Boxing” series.

Tickets, priced at $400, $250, $150, $100 and $ 50, go on sale to the public Saturday, April 1. They can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at

Article posted on 20.07.2006

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