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 Last update:  8/21/2013       Read more by Boxing Photos         
   
Photos: Mendez vs. Usmanee, Mike Tyson Final Presser
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By Reynaldo Sanchez

Former Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will make his debut as a professional boxing promoter with a world title doubleheader August 23 from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y., on the season finale of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra. Friday’s show, promoted by Tyson’s Iron Mike Productions, will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, WatchESPN  and broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+. ESPN Deportes will televise Friday’s fights on Saturday, August 24, at 7 p.m.

The 12-round main event will feature an IBF title fight between Junior Lightweight titlist Argenis “La Tormenta” Méndez (21-2, 11 KOs) and Arash Usmanee (20-1, 10 KOs). Friday’s co-feature will be a 12-round WBA interim title fight between undefeated Featherweight Claudio “The Matrix” Marrero (14-0, 11 KOs) and Jesús Cuellar (22-1, 18 KOs).

Main Event:

New York’s Méndez won the IBF Junior Lightweight title in his last fight with a fourth-round knockout win over defending titlist Juan Carlos Salgado, while Las Vegas’ Usmanee is looking to rebound from a 12-round decision loss to Rances Barthelemy.

“I think Usmanee’s a good fighter and throws a lot of punches,” Méndez’s trainer Lee Beard said. “I believe that Méndez is a much better fighter, much more talented. He has speed and power in both hands. As long as he does what he's supposed to do, there's only one person that's going to win this fight, and that's Mendez."

Usmanee said of Friday’s fight, "Mendez is a great boxer. He is very talented and has good speed and power. He's a well-rounded fighter and I'm preparing for the best 130-pounder on this planet.”

Co-Feature:

Miami’s Marrero is looking to continue his winning ways after a fourth-round TKO win over former Bantamweight titlist Mauricio Martinez, while Argentina’s Cuellar scored a first-round TKO win over Gustavo Gonzalez in his last fight.

Tags: Mike Tyson , Argenis Mendez , photos , Arash Usmanee , Claudio Marrero , Ed Paredes , Jesus Cuellar , Albert Bell


 

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comment by illpapi, on 08-22-2013
Looks like it's gonna be a good Friday night of Boxing! The last two cards should be very good and interesting. Claudio Marrero is a very talented prospect but Jesus Cuellar is another Argentinian hard hitter so this will show if Marrero is foreal or not. And as far as Argenis I don't see how ...

Training hard
comment by dawisebox, on 08-22-2013
These guys sport more blackeyes than I ever seen in a card = good training or hard training.

comment by Rikanlynx86, on 08-21-2013
That 3rd picture has flashdance written all over it

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