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Weights From Miami, Florida: Argenis Mendez, 129.8 vs. Rances Bathelemy 130

Argenis Mendez, 129.8 vs. Rances Bathelemy 130
IBF Junior Lightweight Title (Champion Mendez)
Humberto Savigne, 175 vs. Jeff Lacy, 173.2
Erickson Lubin, 146.6 vs. Noe Bolanos, 148.2
Yunier Dortikos, 199.4 vs. Edison Miranda, 198.8
Leo Hall, 173.6 vs. Juan Ortega, 173.8
Albert Bell, 129.6 vs. Josh Ross, 130.2
Ramon Luis Nicholas, 177.4 vs. Dakota Dawson, 180.2

Former heavyweight world champion, boxing legend MIKE TYSON held court at the Final Press Conference for “JUDGMENT DAY” on Wednesday afternoon in Miami, FL. Continue reading

Iron Mike Productions: “Judgement Day” – Live Tonight on FoxSports1 (8ET/5PT)

Tonight, live on FoxSports1, Iron Mike Productions will offer fight fans a very interesting night of action in a card capped off with a rematch between Argenis “La Tormenta” Mendez (21-1-1, 1NC, 11KO’s) and Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (19-0, 1 NC, 12 KOs). Don’t show up late for this one, as the stacked undercard will showcase the talents of two other studs under the promotional banner when Light Heavyweight Humberto “El Don” Savigne (12-1, 9 KOs) and Welterweight stud Erickson “Hammer” Lubin (5-0, 5 KOs) take center stage.

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Mike Tyson: “Don’t Count Argenis Mendez Out This Time!!”

Miami, FL (July 2, 2014) With the most highly anticipated rematch in years taking place next week, legendary former heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson gave his thoughts on the Thursday, July 10 International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Featherweight showdown between his fighter, champion ARGENIS “La Tormenta” MENDEZ, 20-2-1 (11KO’s) and top rated challenger RANCES “Kid Blast” BARTHELEMY, 19-0-0 (12KO’s).

Presented by Iron Mike Productions, the Mendez-Barthelemy rematch headlines “JUDGMENT DAY” from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida and LIVE on FOX Sports 1. Continue reading

Judgement Day: Mendez-Barthelemy II July 10 on Fox Sports I live from Miami

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (June 11, 2014) – Iron Mike Promotions (IMP) is bringing “Judgment Day” to Miami as International Boxing Federation (IBF) Junior Lightweight Champion Argenis “La Tormenta” Mendez (21-1-1, 1NC, 11 KOs) defends his world title Thursday night, July 10, in a rematch of a controversial fight last January against undefeated No. 1 contender Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (19-0, 1 NC, 12 KOs). Continue reading

Iron Mike Production’s Latin stable in action Feb 22 Sands Casino Bethlehem

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (February 11, 2014) – Like many boxing promoters in North America, Hall of Famer “Iron” Mike Tyson’s stable of Iron Mike Productions (IMP) fighters are predominately Latino (see classic photo gallery below). Many of his top Latino fighters will be in action February 22 as IMP launches its new monthly boxing series, “KO Kings of Tomorrow,” at Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

The IMP boxing series will be broadcast worldwide as low-cost pay-per-view events over Universal Streaming Network, live from Sands Bethlehem Event Center, for only $4.99 via http://www.ustream.tv/universalstreamingnetwork. Continue reading

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,” said Barthelemy. “This decision to take away my title is a terrible one. The referee did not call a foul that night, so how can a commissioner over-rule him by watching TV, weeks later? I am better stronger and more talented than him and I knocked him out. Now I have to do it again.” Continue reading

ESPN2 Friday Night Fights Full Recap: Truax/Duran battle to a disputed draw and a controversial knockout in the main event

truax5667The night started out at the Target Center from chilly Minneapolis with a rematch from a spirited first fight featuring Milwaukee prospect Adrian Martinez fighting Duluth native Trevor Marmon.

The 1st round was evenly fought until the fighters exchanged left hooks with Adrian getting the better of it forcing Marmon to hold avoiding a knockdown.

Beginning of the 2nd round Marmon got to the body but Martinez’s uppercuts, body shots, and several huge right hands seem to bother Trevor. Martinez landed another flush left hook that closed the show with a knockout at the 1:18 mark in the 3rd round.  Continue reading

ESPN2 FNF Ends With After the Bell KAYO

mendez676Something unusual occurred in the season premier of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. It occurred in the main event at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. It was almost musical. The end came with a thud. Watch the replay, and see if you can keep time with the two punches and bells that ended round two of the fight. First, watch undefeated Rances Barthelemy;s land a hard right to the head of 130 pound champ Argenis Mendez.

Then he ends things with a left hook land as the bell clangs a second time. The fight is over. Oops! Referee Pete Podgorski was out of position and failed to separate the fighters at the end of the round. Can you say appeal? The winner of course didn’t know what announcer Bernardo Osuna was talking about when Osuna asked in the post-fight interview about the infractions? Naturally, Rances was excited with his big win and capturing of the IBF super featherweight world title. Continue reading

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

DEERFIELD, Fla. (December 19, 2013) – 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. Continue reading