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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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Barthelemy Vows to Destroy Argenis Mendez in the Rematch and Challenges all Fighters at 130 Pounds

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 Ringnews24
February 01, 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

Rances Barthelemy the new champion - or is he?

Boxing started the new year with something which seems to go hand in hand with the sport - controversy.  At the Target Center in Minneapolis on Friday night, the IBF super-featherweight championship changed hands when mandatory contender, Cuba's Rances Barthelemy, 20-0 (13), knocked out the defending champion Argenis Mendez, 21-3-1 (11), of the Dominican Republic at the end...
Via Ringnews24
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

Weights from 'Friday Night Fights' in Minneapolis

Argenis Mendez 128.5 vs. Rances Barthelemy 129  (IBF Junior Lightweight Championship)
Via Ringnews24
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for January 3, 2014

All Times Eastern Boxing Friday Night Fights, Minneapolis, MN Rances Barthelemy vs. Argenis Mendez -- ESPN2, 9 p.m. College Basketball Men's Savannah State at Baylor -- Fox Sports Net-National, 8 p.m. Women's Wisconsin at Illinois -- Big Ten Network, 8 p.m. Oregon at Stanford -- Pac-12 Networks, 9 p.m. Utah at UCLA -- Pac-12 Los Angeles, 9 p.m. ...
Via Awful Announcing
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ossie Duran ready to score short-notice upset over Caleb Truax

Ossie "The Ghanaian Gladiator" Duran (11-1, 8 KOs) says he's well prepared to face hometown hero Caleb "Golden" Truax (23-1, 4 KOs) of Minnesota, on ESPN Friday Night Fights this Friday, January 3, 2014, at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and fans watching that night should be ready for an upset. "He's beaten a couple of good guys,"...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 02, 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...
Via BadCulture
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...
Via BadCulture
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...
Via The Queensbury Rules
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Truax to Face Duran in ESPN Friday Night Fights Co-Feature, January 3 in Minneapolis

Ossie "The Ghanaian Gladiator" Duran (28-11-2, 11 KOs) will step in to face hometown hero Caleb "Golden" Truax (23-1, 4 KOs) of Minnesota, as the ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised 10-round co-featured bout on Friday, January 3, 2014, at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.Presented by Iron Mike Productions, Seconds Out Promotions and Warriors Boxing, Truax...
Via Ringnews24
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Truax to Face Duran On ESPN’s Friday Night Fights

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Ossie “The Ghanaian Gladiator” Duran (28-11-2, 11 KOs) will step in to face hometown hero Caleb “Golden” Truax (23-1, 4 KOs) of Minnesota, as the ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised 10-round co-featured bout on Friday, January 3, 2014, at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Presented by Iron Mike Productions, Seconds Out Promotions and Warriors Boxing...
Via BadCulture
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Caleb Truax takes on Ossie Duran on FNF Jan 3 in Minneapolis, steps in for Derek Ennis

Ossie "The Ghanaian Gladiator" Duran (28-11-2, 11 KOs) will step in to face hometown hero Caleb "Golden" Truax (23-1, 4 KOs) of Minnesota, as the ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised 10-round co-featured bout on Friday, January 3, 2014, at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Presented by Iron Mike Productions, Seconds Out Promotions and Warriors Boxing, Truax...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 19, 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),...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Argenis Mendez not leaving Barthelemy Jan. 3 World title fight in judges' hands

International Boxing Federation (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...
Via Ringnews24
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jan 10 Friday Night Fights: Arash Usmanee back in action, plus Lateef Kayode & Zahir Raheem

On Friday, January 10, "Battle at the Boat 94", a night of high-level professional boxing, will be televised live, worldwide by ESPN in the I-5 Showroom of the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. In the night's main event, IBF #8-ranked Afghani-Canadian Arash Usmanee (20-1-1, 10 KOs) will face Mexican KO artist Juan Antonio "El Mozo" Rodriguez (25...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson: We believe Erickson Lubin is the future of boxing

Last week's much-anticipated professional debut of blue-chip welterweight prospect Erickson "Hammer" Lubin (1-0, 1 KO) launched what promises to be a special boxing career for the multi-talented 18-year-old southpaw. Lubin registered a spectacular knockout of Eric De Jesus (1-1, 1 KO), unloading an explosive barrage of punches, leading to a stoppage only 35-seconds...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Argenis Mendez vs. Rances Barthelemy Tickets on Sale TODAY

Tickets for the Friday, January 3, 2014, Mendez vs. Barthelemy/Truax vs. Ennis 2014 season kickoff of Friday Night Fights at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, go on sale today (Friday, November 22) at 12 noon. Starting at 12 noon today, tickets for Friday Night Fights are priced at $35, $65, $100, $150 and $250 and are available at Target Center's Box Office, online at...
Via Ringnews24
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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