Floyd Mayweather Beats Carlos Manuel Baldomir This Day November 4, 2006 and Wins the Welterweight crown
- Carlos Manuel Baldomir 147 lbs
- Floyd Mayweather Jr 146 lbs
- UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Jay Nady
- Judge: Chuck Giampa 108-120
- Judge: John Keane 108-120
- Judge: Paul Smith 110-118
- World Boxing Council Welterweight Title (2nd defense by Baldomir)
- International Boxing Organization Welterweight Title (1st defense by Mayweather)
- International Boxing Association Welterweight Title (1st defense by Baldomir)
- The Ring Magazine Welterweight Title (2nd defense by Baldomir)
Mayweather weighed in at 146 pounds and entered the ring at 149. Baldomir weighed in at 147 and entered the ring at 162.
Floyd’s uncle and trainer, Roger Mayweather, was not able to train him for this fight or work his corner. Roger was serving six months in jail for a battery conviction and was under suspension by Nevada officials for setting off a brawl during Floyd’s fight against Zab Judah seven months earlier. Longtime assistant trainer and adviser Leonard Ellerbe took over in the corner.
Mayweather was a 4-1 favorite.
Mayweather cut Baldomir outside of the left eye and on the bridge of the nose in the first round.
Many in the crowd of 9,427 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center booed the lack of action and left before the fight ended.
Mayweather said he hurt his right in the middle of the fight, around the sixth round.
At the post-fight press conference, Mayweather said he would retire after his next fight. He arrived at the press conference dressed in a dark suit and flashing his broad smile. However, moments after taking the podium, Mayweather’s mood suddenly changed as he was overcome with emotion. Searching for words, Mayweather choked up before turning to weep on HBO executive Kery Davis’ shoulder. After Mayweather regained his composure a couple of minutes later and wiped his face with a white towel, he found the words that took everyone by surprise. “I love the sport,” Mayweather said in a soft voice as he continued to wipe away tears. “One more fight and I’m through. I don’t need boxing. I’m not in it for the money. It’s about legacy. I’m rich and I’ve accomplished what I want.”
Baldomir landed 67 of 562 power punches (12 percent) and 79 of 670 total punches (12 percent). Mayweather connected on 131 of 258 power shots (51 percent) and 199 of 458 total punches (43 percent).
The fight generated 325,000 pay-per-view buys and $16,300,000 in revenue.
Mayweather earned $8 million for the fight, while Baldomir was paid $1.6 million. Both were career highs in earnings for each fighter at the time