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Salgado Survives Argenis Mendez, Wins The IBF Title

By Miguel Rivera

Coliseo Olimpico, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico - In a fierce battle, Juan Carlos Salgado (24-1-1, 16KOs) captured the vacant IBF super featherweight title with a close twelve round unanimous decision over Argenis Mendez (18-2, 9KOs). The scores were 115-111, 114-112 and 114-112. The bout was fought at a fast pace with both boxers landing good shots and combinations. In the fifth round, Mendez lost a point for illegal shots to the back of the head. In the twelfth and final round, Mendez dropped Salgado with hard counter during an exchange. Salgado was hurt and had to stay on his feet until the final bell as Mendez was coming close to securing a knockout.

In a back and forth fight, Katya "Katy" Gutierrez (15-3, 3KOs) made her second successful defense of his IBF world strawweight title by winning a unanimous decision over Colombia's Olga Julio. The scores were 100-90, 100-90 and 98-92.

In a true demonstration of power, Jalisco's Ricardo "Dinamita" Alvarez (10-1-2, 4KOs) let his hands go and had no problems with overwhelming Juan Carlos "La Sombra" Pacheco in the third round of a welterweight contest. Pacheco was dropped in the third round and got to his feet. Alvarez attacked with a combination of hard punches to force the intervention of the referee.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by EZ E on 09-11-2011

Before the fight I thought Mendez would lose a rather clear decision. He surprised me. I saw the fight and thought that he deserved the verdict, winning at least 7 rounds clearly. Maybe he should've kept the fight on the…

Comment by Team Vitaminas on 09-11-2011

[quote=lluisone;11117701]they rob the Dominican guy its a shame fighting in Mexico:boxing:[/quote]what ?please its a shame fighting in the U.S !! if you're not promoted by a top promoter you're usually gonna get robbed and lose even if you win you…

Comment by boxing2106 on 09-11-2011

[QUOTE=elgranluchadore;11117757]i had mendez up 114-112 but really wtf was mendez thinking? sure he edged some of the first rounds but only after the 8th he started winning the rounds clearly, in foreign soil you have to assume you need to…

Comment by elgranluchadore on 09-11-2011

i had mendez up 114-112 but really wtf was mendez thinking? sure he edged some of the first rounds but only after the 8th he started winning the rounds clearly, in foreign soil you have to assume you need to…

Comment by boxing2106 on 09-11-2011

[QUOTE=illpapi;11117678]What I am saying is that with his boxing skills he should not fight an inside fight. That style is for brawlers not boxers like himself. I just don't get it. Maybe they thought that since they were in Mexico…

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