Former Welterweight Champ Arrested
Former welterweight world champion Carlos Baldomir has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a minor.
Baldomir is accused of abusing his 14-year-old daughter. The alleged abuse is said to have been happening for years until the girl told her mother and officially filed a complaint.
The prosecutor in the matter could not comment much due to the daughter’s age, but said that the accuser’s story "is consistent and reasonable" and tests were made with psychologists.
Baldomir defeated Zab Judah in a shocking upset back in 2006, becoming welterweight world champion. Baldomir went on to score a knockout victory over Arturo Gatti before losing to Floyd Mayweather. Baldomir retired from the sport in 2014 with a record of 49 wins (19 KOs), 16 losses and six draws. He was recently honored by the National Congress with an outstanding athlete award.
Baldomir was arrested in Buenos Aires, and he will be transferred to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where the alleged abuse took place. He will meet with a judge, who will determine if there is enough evidence to move forward with the case.