By Francisco Salazar
Lightweight contender Yvan Mendy might be a win or two away from fighting for a world title belt.
Mendy might receive that opportunity should he come out victorious tonight against Jesus Arevalo in a 12 round bout at the Palais des Sport Marcel Cerdan in Levallois-Perret, France.
Both fighters weighed in at the lightweight limit of 135 pounds at Thursday's weigh-in.
Mendy (39-4-1, 18 knockouts), who resides in Paris, fought two months ago, winning a one-sided decision over Florian Montels.
The 32-year-old Mendy, who is ranked number two by the WBC, has won his last nine bouts.
Arevalo (25-2-1, 15 KOs), who resides in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico, lost his last bout by decision to former world titleholder Cristian Mijares on Oct. 7.
Heavyweight contender Johann Duhaupas (36-4, 23 KOs) will square off against Newfel Ouatah (15-1, 8 KOs) in a 12 round bout.
Oscar Rivas (21-0, 16 KOs) faces Gabriel Enguema (8-3, 5 KOs) in a 10 round heavyweight bout.
Unbeaten and 2016 French Olympian Christian Mbilli (6-0, 6 KOs) will square off against Robert Swierzbinski (18-6-2, 3 KOs) in an eight round super middleweight bout.
IN OTHER NEWS: Tickets for the World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Semi-Final fight for the IBF and WBA titles between Russian Murat Gassiev and Cuban Yunier Dorticos are on sale now.
The fight will take place on on February, 3rd in Sochi, Russia at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.
Ticket prices start at 1,000 RUB and go up to 90,000 RUB and can be purchased at: sochi.ponominalu.ru/event/gassiev-dortikos
VIP Tickets will go on sale soon.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper, RingTV.com and FightNights.com. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing