By Rick Reeno
Add another fighter to the list. BoxingScene.com has confirmed that undefeated Cuban super featherweight Rances Barthelemy (19-0, 12KOs) has reached an agreement to join the stable of powerful adviser Al Haymon.
Barthelemy, who is handled by promoters Leon Margules and Luis DeCubas Sr., was last seen in action in January when he stopped IBF champion Argenis Mendez in the second round. Barthelemy appeared to be on his way to a knockout victory, but he caught Mendez with a vicious shot a few seconds after the bell.
In the aftermath, Mendez's team filed an appeal and the local commission in Minneapolis changed the knockout win to a no-contest - and as a result Mendez reclaimed his title - but the IBF has ordered both fighters to have an immediate rematch.
Barthelemy joins a long string of boxers to sign with Haymon in the last few weeks - including WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson, Luis Collazo, IBF 140-pound champion Lamont Peterson, Anthony Peterson, Chad Dawson, and several prospects.
Besides those fighters, Haymon also guides Floyd Mayweather Jr., Adrien Broner, Deontay Wilder, Danny Garcia, Marcos Maidana, Lucas Matthysse and at least 30 others Tags: Al Haymon , Rances Barthelemy