By Reynaldo Sanchez
Argenis "La Tormenta" Mendez is already in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and heading out to the gym this afternoon. He was accompanied by his trainer John David Jackson, his strength conditioner Axel Murillo, and his manager Jose Nunez . They will conclude the final details on Thursday at 5:00 PM at the official weigh-in for the Mendez's second IBF world title defense against the Cuban Rances Barthelemy at the Target Center.
In addition , the other two Iron Mike Productions team fighters, who are managed by Rivalta Management - Erickson Lubin and Dennis Galarza - arrived around 1:30 PM to Minneapolis. They were accompanied by their agent Henry Rivalta, assistant Jason Galarza, and the coaches Derik Santos, Kenny Ellis Jr. and former world champion Joan Guzman.
Mendez, Lubin and Galarza, said they are motivated and just waiting for the night of fights to enter the ring and give their best. Mendez faces Barthelemy, Lubin face Luis Santiago and Galarza face Celiel Castillo in 12, 4 and 4 round fights respectively.