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IBF: Farenas Must Face Saucedo For Barthelemy Shot

by Ronnie Nathanielsz
 
The IBF has ruled that hard-hitting Filipino southpaw Michael “Hammer Fist” Farenas must fight top-rated Mexican contender Fernando Saucedo to earn a shot at newly crowned IBF super featherweight champion Rances Barthelemy of Cuba who won the title in a rematch with Argenis Mendez at the American Airlines Center in Miami, Florida.
 
IBF Championship Committee chairman Lindsey Tucker has informed former two division world champion Gerry Penalosa, who handles his protégé Farenas, there was no ruling that the winner of the Barthelemy-Mendez rematch would have to face the winner of the Farenas-Davis title eliminator in a mandatory title defense.
 
Farenas hammered previously undefeated Mark Davis of the United States in a title eliminator at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut last July 3 to earn a crack at the title against the winner of the rematch between Mendez and Barthelemy.
 
Penalosa told the Manila Standard he had offered to promote the Farenas title fight in Manila but that Tucker replied  it could only be staged provided Barthelemy agrees to an optional defense since the IBF said  there was no mandate for a mandatory.
 
Given the situation, Penalosa offered to promote an Interim title fight against the next top-rated contender Fernando Saucedo and Tucker said Penalosa would have to officially inform the IBF of his intentions of staging what would effectively be a final eliminator for a title shot.

The 32 year old Saucedo of Argentina is ranked No.3 by the IBF and has a record of 52-5-3 with 8 knockouts and his record indicates he is not a big puncher, very much like Davis who was hammered by Farenas.

Saucedo won the WBC Silver title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Sergio Manuel Medina on August 16, 2013.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 07-14-2014

IBF must be somehow getting extra sanctioning fees out of this. Saucedo got a completely undeserved shot at Chris John's belt in 2010, can't punch and has never beaten anyone in the top 50 in his division but is somehow…

Comment by LaSombra on 07-13-2014

Don't matter if Saucedo is Argentinian or Mexican, his pillow fists aren't going to stop Farenas.

Comment by loui_ludwig on 07-13-2014

I thought Farenas last fight was a title eliminator, getting a shot at the belt.

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