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Barthelemy Targets Mikey Garcia Unification Showdown

By Miguel Angel Cebreros, notifight.com

After his surprising two round knockout over Argenis Mendez to snatch the world super featherweight championship of the International Boxing Federation (IBF), unbeaten Cuban Rances Barthelemy (20-0, 13 KOs) wants to unify against the champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), also unbeaten, Miguel Angel "Mickey" Garcia (33-0, 28 KOs).

Appearing on ESPN Deportes Radio, Barthelemy publicly asked Garcia for a unification encounter - should Garcia come through in his upcoming title against Mexican Juan Carlos Burgos on January 25 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Barthelemy wants to prove which of them is the best fighter at 130-pounds.
 
Also, Barthelemy has a fight of his own to deal with. Mendez has filed an appeal to overturn the result of the KO loss. When the referee failed to separate the fights at the close of the second, the Cuban slugger clocked Mendez with two shots, that came after the bell, and the referee counted Mendez out.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DannYankee on 01-12-2014

Lol Barthelemy ain't fking around but I think he is out of his depth he always has that chin up in the air like a big a[I]ss[/I] target Garcia would probably tap that azz, Gamboa should be the one popping…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 01-12-2014

[ QmanyaOTE=Golovkin;14126980]No chance in hell. Mikey is just all around too solid of a fighter. Barthelemy is good but his execution is sort of weak. Garcia will exploit his many flaws and will end up knocking him out.[/QUOTE] I don't…

Comment by BendOver on 01-12-2014

[QUOTE=SkillspayBills;14127058]I would love to watch this bout. I give Mikey the nod though, too much intelligence and power to be overcome.[/QUOTE]He just fight one way and haven't face a good fighter in his prime, salido is a good one but…

Comment by BendOver on 01-12-2014

[QUOTE=Golovkin;14126980]No chance in hell. Mikey is just all around too solid of a fighter. Barthelemy is good but his execution is sort of weak. Garcia will exploit his many flaws and will end up knocking him out.[/QUOTE]I know that you…

Comment by Beercules on 01-12-2014

I will bet every point I have against someone that Barthelemy will beat Mikey Garcia. PM me

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