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.”

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Two Rights Leave One Left Out – Collazo KOs Ortiz

Luis Collazo, Ortiz vs. Collazo, Victor Ortiz - Events at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY build up nicely for the shortened main event. First Gary "Mr" Russell, Jr.  24-0-0 (KO 14) proved he is better than most even when he's not feeling well.  He let that slip at the pre-fight meeting with the media.  Any questions Fox Sports1 announcers Barry Tompkins, Paulie Malignaggi and Bernard Hopkins about how he would perform were quickly answered.   Gary demonstrated he is deserving of serious consideration in the feather and super featherweight divisions by making short work of veteran Miguel "Yaqui" Tamyo. 15-8-2 (KO13)  Russell gave up height and reach, but you wouldn't know it.

Events at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY build up nicely for the shortened main event. First Gary “Mr” Russell, Jr. 24-0-0 (KO 14) proved he is better than most even when he’s not feeling well. He let that slip at the pre-fight meeting with the media. Any questions Fox Sports1 announcers Barry Tompkins, Paulie Malignaggi and Bernard Hopkins about how he would perform were quickly answered. Gary demonstrated he is deserving of serious consideration in the feather and super featherweight divisions by making short work of veteran Miguel “Yaqui” Tamyo. 15-8-2 (KO13) Russell gave up height and reach, but you wouldn’t know it.

He is so smooth and such a good manager of distance that he seems always to be in range, that and the fact that Yaqui cooperated as well. Unfortunately for him, it really didn’t matter whether he tried to be aggressive, either at short range or from a distance. For Gary, Yaqui was always within range. His speed, power and accuracy were just too much for Yaqui. He would try to block the shots and counter, but it was quickly apparent he was getting beat down.

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Steven Lewis Interview

Liverpool welterweight Steven Lewis won a brace of national junior titles as a teenager before taking a break from the fight game.

And since returning as a pro in October 2012, the 21 year old from the feted Everton Red Triangle gym has racked up four successive wins, including two stoppages.

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WSB: Week 7, Group A: Battle of the Americas

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 31, 2014 – With the match between the table topping Ukraine Otamans and third placed Team Germany postponed to Friday 14th, the Dolce & Gabbana Italia Thunder have the chance to close the gap on the group leaders. Meanwhile, both the USA Knockouts and the Argentina Condors will be meeting in a crunch match at the bottom of the table. Should the Condors win, they will find themselves back in third place, meanwhile the Knockouts could also scrape into a Playoffs slot should they grab a surprise win away from home.

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Robin Deakin Signs With Dave Murphy – Goes Straight Into Action On 1st March

Promoter Dave Murphy announced today that he has signed the highly entertaining ‘Rocking’ Robin Deakin to his Acourtier Events promotional outfit, also stating that Robin will be making his first appearance under the Acourtier banner on the double WBU Europe Championship headed WARZONE, at York Hall on Saturday 1st March 2014.

During his career Robin has faced literally a who’s who of domestic stars, including WBF World Champion Patrick Hyland, WBO Inter-Continental Champion Anthony Crolla, IBF International Champion Eddie Hyland, WBC International Silver Champion Stephen Smith, IBO & WBC Youth Champion George Michael Carmen, as well as an array of English, British and regional Champions.

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Brooklyn Brawl invades Millennium Theater on Thursday, February 27th

BROOKLYN, NY (JANUARY 31, 2014)–On Thursday night, February 27th Dmitry Salita’s Star of David Promotions will present another edition of the popular Brooklyn Brawl series at the Millennium Theater in Brooklyn.

In the main event, popular Steve Bujaj (10-0, 7 KO’s) of New York takes on upset minded prospect Elvin Sanchez (6-2-1, 5 KO’s) of Paterson, NJ in a New York State Cruiserweight title bout scheduled for 8 rounds with bragging rights on the line.

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