Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Mendez-Barthelemy Rematch Set For July 10 In Miami - Boxing News
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Follow BoxingScene
 
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
• Register A Free Account
• Account Login
• Boxing Schedule
• Boxing Champions
• Boxing Downloads
• Boxing Forums
• Boxing News Wire
• Boxing Photos
• Boxing History
• Boxer Search
• Fantasy Betting
• Feedback
• Fitness and Health  
• Free Homepage
• Mixed Martial Arts
• Pound For Pound
• Upcoming Fight Archive
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  5/1/2014       Read more by Jake Donovan         
   
Mendez-Barthelemy Rematch Set For July 10 In Miami
Share Click Here To Email Printable version Search BoxingScene Database 

By Jake Donovan

The anticipated 130 lb. title fight rematch between Argenis Mendez and Rances Barthelemy now has a date, location and the blessing of the International Boxing Federation (IBF). The bout will take place on July 10 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida. 

The IBF has formally sanctioned the contest, in which Mendez attempts the third defense of his title. 

"Be advised that the IBF has granted formal sanction approval for the (Mendez-Barthelemy rematch)," IBF Ratings Chairman Lindsay Tucker informed members of both camps, through a letter obtained by Boxingscene.com.

Mendez (21-2-1-1ND, 11KO) has yet to post an official victory since winning the title, despite owning two successful title defenses. The Dominican boxer won the belt with an emphatic 4th round knockout of Juan Carlos Salgado in their own rematch last March, avenging a split decision loss 18 months prior.

Since then, Mendez has been held to a draw versus Arash Usmanee and then saw a knockout loss to Barthelemy overturned to a No-Decision. The latter served as the headliner of the 2014 season premiere of ESPN2 Friday Night Fights this past January, as Barthelemy dropped Mendez twice and ruled a winner by way of 2nd round knockout to briefly claim the 130 lb. title.

However, the verdict was overturned later that month, when - upon official appeal from the Mendez camp - the Minnesota Combat Sports Commission ruled that the fight ending blow took place after the bell had sounded to end the round. 

Barthelemy's handlers fought to have the verdict stand, which was followed by an appeal to the IBF for a more favorable percentage of the purse split for the rematch than is normally granted to the challenger. Had the verdict held as originally ruled, Barthelemy would be the defending champion. Instead, he once again enters as challenger, which means he is only entitled to 25% of the total purse bid. 

Looking to help stack the deck more towards an even playing field, the unbeaten Cuban inked a deal with high-power, low-profile adviser Al Haymon. 

Mendez' promoter, Iron Mike Productions, won the purse bid last month, but had yet to find a home for the fight. The announced location actually grants hometown advantage to Barthelemy, who relocated from Cuba to Miami years ago. 

The fight was originally thought to head to Showtime, given Haymon's sudden involvement as Barthelemy's adviser. However, the network seems unlikely to be involved given the rematch will take place on a Thursday.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
Tags: Mike Tyson , Argenis Mendez , Al Haymon , Rances Barthelemy , Mendez-Barthelemy , Mendez vs Barthelemy


 

 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

comment by nycsmooth, on 05-02-2014
What craziness 2 have it on a Thursday, shows the lack of draw these 2 may have & promoter probably got a break renting the Center + w/espn tv'ing it these guys aren't getting much...

comment by No Tomorrow, on 05-02-2014
Barthelemy again

comment by .:: JSFD26 ::., on 05-02-2014
[quote=kozone] Quote: Originally Posted by .:: JSFD26 ::. On a Thursday tho? Who the hell parties on a Thursday? Is Tyson back on that sh*t again? Why the hell is this on a Thursday? Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android Bro Thursday night in Miami is a Saturday!! Sh*t people ev...

comment by lazaron72, on 05-02-2014
I'll be there . Read Mendez is training in Mexico with beristan and the cheater memo heredia . Just hope that Bartelemi makes him take drug test ... Memo heredia ? Now ? Anyway , I'll be rooting there for Bartelemi . I get this information from " espn deportes en espanol " .

comment by kozone, on 05-01-2014
[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.]On a Thursday tho? Who the hell parties on a Thursday? Is Tyson back on that sh*t again? Why the hell is this on a Thursday? Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/QUOTE] Bro Thursday night in Miami is a Saturday!! Sh*t people even party on Mondays here

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (26) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Mayweather-Maidana II Highest S...
  Saunders-Eubank Jr. Added To Fu...
  De La Hoya: Schaefer Legal Rift...
  De La Hoya in Good Spirits Afte...
  Larry Hazzard Rehired As N.J. B...
  Haye Splits From Booth, Rumored...
  Top Rank VP Not Surprised That ...
  Pacquiao-Algieri: Vargas vs. De...
  Kell Brook Stabbed While Vacati...
  Hearn: Brook-Khan Could Be Fina...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2014 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.