Found August 24, 2013 on
Pro Boxing Fans:
IBF junior lightweight champion Argenis "La Tormenta" Mendez (21-2-1, 11 KOs) retained his title after battling challenger Arash Usmanee (20-1-1, 10 KOs) to an exciting 12-round majority draw during Friday's "Tyson Is Back!" event, live on the ESPN Friday Night Fights 2013 season finale, at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.
Neither fighter hit the canvas in the main event as the momentum switched back and forth throughout the fight. The crowd was on its collective feet in the second-half of the bout as Mendez displayed superior hand speed and powerful counter punching, while IBF No. 13-rated Usmanee was the aggressor and doggedly determined
"I'm very grateful," promoter Mike Tyson said about his company's first promotional event. "We had two sensational championship fights. We got a bad break in the co-feature but it as an exciting fight and good for boxing. I thought my fighter (Mendez) won his fight. It was a sensa...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Argenis Mendez and Arash Usmanee battled to a 12-round draw Friday night at the Turning Stone Resort Casino.
Mendez (21-2-1) retained his IBF junior lightweight belt in the marquee attraction of Mike Tyson's first promotional fight card. Tyson, a member of the Boxing Hall of Fame, has organized an outfit called ''Iron Mike Productions,'' and his aim is to be...
(left to right: Argenis Mendez, event promoter Mike Tyson, Arash Usmanee; Tom Casino, Iron Mike Producions)
Disputed decisions involving Arash Usmanee served as bookends for this season of Friday Night Fights on ESPN2, and he's now been on both sides of the dispute. Few thought he deserved to lose the season debut to Rances Barthlemy back in January, and few thought he deserved...
Friday's season ending Friday Night Fights card from the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York is called Tyson is Back, as it's the promotional debut of Mike Tyson and Iron Mike Productions, as he formed a partnership with what was formerly Acquinity Sports.
The card featured Argenis Mendez vs. Arash Usmanee, and Claudio Marrero vs. Jesus Cuellar, and right here, you&...
My apologies for excluding this from today’s original edition of Watch This, but I was acting the fool, as the hip kids say. But tonight at 9 PM ET on ESPN 2, Mike Tyson makes his return to ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, as his Iron Mike Productions presents his very first card, and it’s a pretty big one.WBC Super Featherweight Champion Argenis Mendez will fight Arash Usmanee...
All Times Eastern
Australian Rules Football
Adelaide Crows vs. Melbourne Demons -- Fox Sports 2, 11:30 p.m.
Manhattan Beach Open -- CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m.
Friday Night Fights, Verona, NY
Argenis Mendez vs. Arash Usmanee -- ESPN2, 9 p.m.
Calgary Stampeders at Toronto Argonauts -- TSN/ESPN3, 7:30 p.m.