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2019

Ex-Canelo, Mayweather foe Baldomir faces 20 years for raping daughter, 8

World Boxing News 13/05/2019
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Former World Boxing Council champion and ex-Canelo and Floyd Mayweather opponent Carlos Baldomir is facing a 20-year prison sentence this summer.

The 48 year-old stands accused of the repeated rape of his daughter, who was eight and nine years old at the time of the offenses.

Appearing in a Santa Fe court recently, the trial date was set for July 25, three years after his original arrest.

Judges Pablo Busaniche, Susana Luna and Rodolfo Mingarini will oversee proceedings as Baldomir attempts to salvage what is left of his reputation.

The prosecutor in the case will be Alejandra Del Río Ayala of the Gender, Family and Sexual Violence Prosecutor’s Unit of the MPA (GEFAS). Accompanied by lawyers for the complainant’s family, Néstor Oroño and Alejandro Otte.

The sentence requested is 20 years in federal prison.

Baldomir was charged and remanded in 2016. He is currently being held in Las Flores Prison in Santa Fe. The Argentinian was arrested following a complaint by his ex-wife and mother of the child in question. At the time, the Baldomir’s were residents of Junin, Buenos Aires.

Martín Durando will be defending Mr. Baldomir in court. Several previous requests for bail were denied, the last coming in November 2018.

The trial is due to last around one week, beginning on July 25. Closing arguments are scheduled for July 29, with a ruling by July 31 or August 1.


CAREER

A welterweight, Baldomir shot to fame in 2006 when defeating Zab Judah for the WBC crown. Months later he then stopped Arturo Gatti.

That win of Gatti led to a battle with Mayweather. Baldomir lost every round at the Mandalay Bay in a one-sided contest.

The victory eventually pushed Mayweather to face Oscar De La Hoya in May 2007 in a defining fight.

Further losses to Vernon Forrest and Canelo Alvarez followed. Before a poor run later in his career led to retirement in 2014.

Debuting in 1993, Baldomir finished his boxing C.V with a record of 49-16-6.

Furthermore, in 2010, he was honored by an award for one of the best Argentinian fighters of the decade.

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