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Barthelemy’s title taken from him, says he’ll hurt Mendez against in a rematch

Crowned, and then uncrowned, IBF Junior Lightweight champion Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy (19-0, 12 KOs) is having two reactions to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry's decision to change his January 3 title-winning and devastating KO over former, and now current, champ Argenis Mendez to a "No Decision." "First off, I could not disagree more. "This decision to take away...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday Night Fights: ‘Barthelemy vs. Mendez’ Fight Review

Friday Night Fights Returns and So Does the Controversy On Friday, ESPN 2 kicked off their new season of Friday Night Fights from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. The main event pitted local unbeaten prospect Rances Barthelemy (20-0, 13 KOs) against Argenis Mendez (21-3-1, 11KOs) for Mendez’s IBF junior lightweight title. Barthelemy lived up to his nickname of Kid Blast...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday Night Fights results: Barthelemy KOs Mendez with after-the-bell shots to capture IBF strap

Rances Barthelemy scored a controversial Round 2 KO victory over Argenis Mendez, bringing home the IBF strap for the super featherweight division in the process. It was controversial because while it goes down as a KO2 win, the final punches came several seconds after the bell which should have ended the round. However, the referee wasn't in proper position and didn't jump right...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Barthelemy Victorious After Post Bell Knockout

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - ESPN’s Friday Night Fights continued it’s season opening tradition of ending controversially and for the second year in a row it involves Rances Barthelemy. In the main event, Argenis Mendez looked to defend his IBF junior lightweight title against Barthelemy but found himself knocked out and stripped of the title after Mendez connected with several shots, including...
Via BadCulture
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rances Barthelemy Upsets Argenis Mendez (But After The Bell)

Rances Barthelemy very well might have been on his way to a resouding win over top junior lightweight Argenis Mendez on ESPN2's Friday Night Fights. Instead he got a tarnished one with a knockout victory of Mendez that he earned after the bell rang to end the 2nd round. These two and controversy go hand-in-hand on FNF; Barthelemy got a disputed win over Arash Usmanee to kick...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday Night Fights weigh-in results: Mendez vs. Barthelemy

Tonight, ESPN's Friday Night Fights debuts for 2014, with an exciting card taking place at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A title is at stake in the main event between Argenis Mendez and Rances Barthelemy. In the co-feature, Caleb Truax looks to continue his hot streak against veteran late-sub opponent Ossie Duran. Check out the full weigh-in results for the event right...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

January Off To The Races With A Full Fight Schedule

2014 is here and the squared circle action wastes no time getting started. Kicking off with Friday Night Fights this week, January is a busy month for the sweet science. Here’s are list of fights taking place this month (subject to change of course). Jan. 3  Friday Night Fights – Minneapolis (Season Premiere) ESPN 2/ESPN Deportes: ”Friday Night Fights” Main Event: Argenis...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mendez vs. Barthelemy Title Bout Kick Off Friday Night Fights

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - The 2014 season of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights kicks off this Friday with Argenis Mendez defending the IBF super featherweight title against undefeated Rances Barthelemy live from Minneapolis. Mendez, who is promoted by Iron Mike Productions, looks to redeem himself in the ring with a decisively victory over Barthelemy after fighting to decision against Arash...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Takashi Uchiyama, Argenis Mendez And Caleb Truax

Happy New Year, everybody -- boxing is back. But before we get ahead of ourselves, why not check out Gorilla Productions’ retrospective of 2013. It really was an amazing year. Some of the fights that hold the most promise this week are actually still in 2013. I think the Japanese have mixed up New Year’s Eve and Boxing Day because they always have lots of boxing on New Year...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Argenis Mendez plans on knocking out Rances Barthelemy

IBF Junior Lightweight World Champion Argenis "La Tormenta" Mendez (21-2-1, 11 KOs) has vowed not to leave the outcome of his January 3 title defense against No. 1 mandatory challenger Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy (19-0, 12 KOs), airing live on the 2014 ESPN Friday Night Fights season opener, in the hands of the judges. Mendez, fighting out of Brooklyn (NY), will make his second...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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