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Luke Irwin: 1. Saul Alvarez: See below. 2. Erislandy Lara: I had it 117-114 for Lara, but I’m not outraged, I figured he would outbox Alvarez, but it’s not a robbery. He should have, and more importantly, COULD HAVE, done more. He was more concerned with making his defense and footwork look great than scoring with combos and good punches. It was there, he didn’t take it. 3...
Via Undercard Superstar
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Barthelemy defeats Mendez, now Usmanee wants his rematch

Afghani-Canadian super featherweight contender Arash Usmanee wishes to congratulate Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy for his title-winning decision over Argenis Mendez last Thursday (July 10) in Miami. "Barthelemy looked good taking it to Mendez and he deserves the belt," said Usmanee. But now that the dust has settled on the Barthelemy-Mendez rivalry, Usmanee (21...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rances Barthelemy Wins Dreadful Decision In Argenis Mendez Rematch

It takes a rare kind of fight to make one pine for a boxer to be knocked out after the bell, but Rances Barthelemy-Argenis Mendez II Thursday on Fox Sports 1 stirred that odd sort of nostalgia. Barthelemy won clearly this time, and deserved to, but at least the first meeting had some fireworks and controversy thanks to the knockdowns, including the one that ended matters between...
Via Bloguin Best
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rances Barthelemy Wins Dreadful Decision In Argenis Mendez Rematch

It takes a rare kind of fight to make one pine for a boxer to be knocked out after the bell, but Rances Barthelemy-Argenis Mendez II Thursday on Fox Sports 1 stirred that odd sort of nostalgia. Barthelemy won clearly this time, and deserved to, but at least the first meeting had some fireworks and controversy thanks to the knockdowns, including the one that ended matters between...
Via The Queensbury Rules
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Weekend in Combat Sports

As always, live fights are in BOLD. Live/premiere programming is in ITALICS. MMA programming is in ORANGE. Boxing programming is in RED. Kickboxing/Karate/Muay Thai programing is in BLUE. Wrestling/Grappling/Jiu Jitsu programming is in PURPLE. Movies are in AQUA. Misc./Multiple-sport programming is in GREEN.   Friday July 11 2:45am: Archie Moore vs. Jimmy Slade (ESPN Classic) 3...
Via Undercard Superstar
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for July 10, 2014

All Times Eastern Boxing Iron Mike Productions, Miami, FL IBF Junior Lightweight Title Argenis Mendez vs. Rances Barthelemy — Fox Sports 1, 10 p.m. College Football College Football Live — ESPNU, 5 p.m. Cycling Tour de France Stage 6: Arras to Reims — NBCSN, 8 a.m. Highlights — NBCSN, noon Extended Primetime Highlights — NBCSN, 8 p.m. Golf European PGA Tour Scottish Open...
Via Awful Announcing
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Thursday’s Viewing Picks

Boxing Iron Mike Productions, Miami, FL IBF Junior Lightweight Title Argenis Mendez vs. Rances Barthelemy — Fox Sports 1, 10 p.m. College Football College Football Live — ESPNU, 5 p.m. Cycling Tour de France Stage 6: Arras to Reims — NBCSN, 8 a.m. Highlights — NBCSN, noon Extended Primetime Highlights — NBCSN, 8 p.m. Golf European PGA Tour Scottish Open, Iverness, Scotland...
Via Fang's Bites
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Erickson Lubin Moves From The Garage To Fox Sports 1

Erickson Lubin has come a long way from training in an Orlando garage. Back then, it was just Lubin, his “brother” — fellow boxer and co-training partner Dennis Galarza — and trainer Jason Galarza, Dennis’ father. For most of his amateur career, Lubin worked out of that two-car garage while piling up national accolades. Lubin, a junior middleweight prospect from Orlando...
Via The Queensbury Rules
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Erickson Lubin Moves From The Garage To Fox Sports 1

Erickson Lubin has come a long way from training in an Orlando garage. Back then, it was just Lubin, his “brother” — fellow boxer and co-training partner Dennis Galarza — and trainer Jason Galarza, Dennis’ father. For most of his amateur career, Lubin worked out of that two-car garage while piling up national accolades. Lubin, a junior middleweight prospect from Orlando...
Via Bloguin Best
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

FNF Results: Michael Farenas Beats Up Mark Davis

(Michael Farenas, left, Mark Davis, right; credit: Emily Harney, courtesy SMS Promotions) In a special Wednesday edition of ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights, the battle-hardened veteran Michael Farenas gave a painful lesson to unproven prospect Mark Davis about the kind of occasion in which experience trumps speed. That Farenas stopped him was not a shock — we’ve seen enough of...
Via The Queensbury Rules
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

FNF Results: Michael Farenas Beats Up Mark Davis

(Michael Farenas, left, Mark Davis, right; credit: Emily Harney, courtesy SMS Promotions) In a special Wednesday edition of ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights, the battle-hardened veteran Michael Farenas gave a painful lesson to unproven prospect Mark Davis about the kind of occasion in which experience trumps speed. That Farenas stopped him was not a shock — we’ve seen enough of...
Via Bloguin Best
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Fox Sports 1 to televise back-to-back cards July 9 & July 10

FOX Sports teams with former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson's Iron Mike Productions for the first time on Thursday, July 10 (10:00 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes creating an impressive week of boxing, as Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Live! delivers a pair of bouts on Wednesday, July 9 (10:00 PM ET). "Our commitment to the sweet science is stronger than ever...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Arash Usmanee returns with win, eager for another big fight

Last Friday at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, one of the world's top super featherweights contenders, Afghani-Canadian Arash Usmanee (21-2-1, 10 KOs) returned to action with an eight-round decision over California's Juan Ruiz (23-13, 7 KOs). In the ring for the first time since his brave showing against WBO #1 ranked lightweight Raymundo Beltran...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

50 Cent hosting birthday bash & FNF on July 2 at Foxwoods

50 Cent will celebrate his birthday with a bang on Wednesday, July 2 as his company, SMS Promotions, presents a special edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights at Grand Theater in Fox Tower at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Undefeated junior lightweight Mark "Too Sharp" Davis (18-0, 5 KOs) takes on Filipino knockout artist Michael "Hammer Fist"...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Argenis Mendez vs. Rances Barthelemy rematch set for July 10 in Miami

Iron Mike Promotions (IMP) is bringing "Judgment Day" to Miami as Argenis "La Tormenta" Mendez (21-1-1, 1NC, 11 KOs) is in action on Thursday night, July 10, in a rematch of a controversial fight last January against undefeated Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy (19-0, 1 NC, 12 KOs). Barthlemy knocked out Mendez with punches illegally thrown after the bell...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Unbeaten Mark Davis takes on Michael Farenas on SMS Promotions ESPN card July 2 at Foxwoods

50 Cent returns to boxing action to celebrate his birthday as his company, SMS Promotions, presents a special edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights on Wednesday night, July 2, at Grand Theater in Fox Tower at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The 12-round main event matches undefeated junior lightweight Mark "Too Sharp" Davis (18-0, 5 KOs) against Filipino...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson joining forces with Gleason’s Gym to recruit local NYC amateur prospects

Mike Tyson's Iron Mike Productions and Gleason's Gym are joining forces in efforts to revitalize the New York boxing scene. The world famous gym - located on 77 Front Street in Brooklyn, NY - that once housed a young man who would go on to become the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history will now serve as headquarters for IMP to recruit local amateur fighters aspiring...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake "Il Capo" Caparello Collects A Win On Friday Night Fights, But Isn't A Made Man Yet

Every fight tells a story. Some tell you who a fighter is. Some tell you who he isn't. Some tell you what you already knew, and some make you question everything you thought you knew. When two largely unknown fighters from other countries meet in a main event on American television, there will always be questions. I'm just not sure we got many answers from our Friday Nights...
Via The Queensbury Rules
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 1/7: Inaugural Episode Of 2014

(Queensberry Rules Radio's Foley and Connor are only the second-best duo to come from the 80s; via) Happy New Year from Queensberry Rules Radio! Our first episode of 2014 should be fun, as always. There hasn't been a whole lot of huge news or many significant fights in the last few weeks, but by golly, your favorite Private Eyes will find a way to crack unnecessary...
Via The Queensbury Rules
January 06, 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...
Via Fight Booth
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...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
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...
Via The Queensbury Rules
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...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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