TACOMA, Wash. (July 27, 2007) – Former World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight champion Carlos Baldomir weighed-in at an even 154 pounds Friday, the day before he meets Vernon Forrest in a 12-round WBC super welterweight championship bout. Forrest also weighed-in at 154 pounds. “I didn’t have any issues with my weight since I spent more than three months in San Diego training for this fight,” said Baldomir, who has been followed by five members of the Argentine media along with a fully staffed documentary television crew since he touched down in Tacoma, Wash. four days ago..
“That was the last step that I needed to pass before I could step in the ring against Forrest. I had no doubts I would make the weight.”
Baldomir, who is promoted by San Diego-based Sycuan Ringside Promotions, has only one defeat since 1998 and that was against pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. during November 2006.
The fight will take place at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma and broadcast on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 10:15 P.M. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast).
The championship fight comes at a much needed time for the boxing-starved Pacific Northwest. The last title fight in Washington was April 11, 1988, when Greg Haugen successfully defended his IBF lightweight title against Miguel Santana.
About Sycuan Ringside Promotions
Sycuan Ringside Promotions of San Diego is considered to be the fastest-growing and most dynamic promotional entity in the sport. Sycuan Ringside Promotions made its promotional debut during 2004, but already has or had six current or former world champions and has promoted and presented across the country world title bouts on premium cable networks.
Sycuan Ringside Promotions has many notable boxers in its stable, including International Boxing Federation lightweight champion Julio Diaz, undefeated World Boxing Organization junior lightweight champion Joan Guzman, World Boxing Association super bantamweight champion Celestino Caballero, former WBC super bantamweight and IBF junior featherweight champion Israel Vazquez and teenage lightweight sensation Jorge Paez Jr. and undefeated cruiserweight prospect Shawn Hawk.