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Officials Named For Forrest/Baldomir

TACOMA, WA. (July 6, 2007) -- With Floyd Mayweather, Jr. electing to keep his World Boxing Council welterweight title instead of the WBC super welterweight title he won from Oscar De La Hoya in May, former world champions and current top-rated contenders VERNON FORREST (38-2, 28 KOs), from Atlanta, and CARLOS BALDOMIR (43-10-6, 13 KOs), from Argentina will now be fighting for the newly-vacated WBC super welterweight title, Saturday, July 28..

Promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, in association with Brian Halquist Productions and Sycuan Ringside Promotions, the Forrest-Baldomir title tilt will be broadcast live from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 10:15 P.M. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast.) Combined, Baldomir and Forrest have 81 victories between them and are world-rated No. 2 and No. 3 by the WBC, respectively.


The officials assigned to this world championship fight are as follows:

Referee: Jay Nady (Nevada)

Judge: Samuel Conde (Puerto Rico)

Judge: Anek Hongtongkam (Thailand)

Judge: Tom McDonough (Washington)


Remaining tickets, priced from $50 to $250, are on sale the Emerald Queen Casino Box Office and at all TicketMaster outlets

Article posted on 06.07.2007



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