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Floyd's favored, but Baldomir is champ for a reason

Floyd Mayweather is heavily favored against welterweight champion Carlos Baldomir, but Mayweather isn't taking this bout for granted, Michael Woods writes.

Originally Published: September 7, 2006
By Michael Woods | Special to ESPN.com

On the surface, at first glance, in no way, shape or form should Carlos Baldomir belong in the same ring as Floyd Mayweather.

Mayweather

Baldomir

Well, maybe as a sparring partner.

The 35-year-old from Santa Fe, Argentina, has nine losses on his résumé, and we are not talking about the brightest lights in the sport when we pore over those losses.

Alberto de las Mercedes Cortes. Sergio Ernesto Acuna. Soren Sondergaard.

None of those gentlemen, with all ...

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