Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Argenis Mendez Demands Rematch From Salgado

New York, NY -  This past Saturday, DiBella Entertainment's super featherweight contender Argenis Mendez traveled to Mexico to take on Mexico City-native Juan Carlos Salgado for the vacant IBF super featherweight championship.  The fight saw terrific action from both boxers and was close, but the general consensus was that Mendez had done more than enough, and definitely more than Salgado, to pull out the decision victory.  However, Salgado, the hometown favorite, was awarded the decision.  ESPN.com's Dan Rafael noted, "Salgado pulled this one out, but it certainly wasn't easy and, frankly, it was close enough that giving the decision to Mendez would have been fine.  Had the fight been on his turf, he might have gotten the call." 

While Team Mendez admits the fight itself was close¸ there was a number of questionable calls and non-calls made by the referee throughout the 12-round contest that certainly affected the outcome.

Salgado repeatedly hit Mendez behind the head with rabbit punches during the contest, and, although he was warned a number of times, at no point did the referee deduct a point.  On the other hand, in the fifth round, a point was deducted from Mendez for the same infraction, without any previous warnings being made to the fighter.

In addition to the rabbit punching by Salgado, the fighter was also allowed to excessively hold at different points during the fight, especially in the 12th round after being knocked down and hurt very badly by Mendez.  The excessive holding by Salgado allowed him to finish the fight and win the controversial decision by scores of 115-110, and 114-112 twice. 

Give the controversy and circumstances of the fight, Team Mendez is asking for an immediate rematch.  If an immediate rematch is not granted, Team Mendez hopes that they will at least retain their top position in the IBF ratings, so that a rematch with Salgado can be made in the very near future.  

Promoter Lou DiBella added, "A rematch between Salgado and Mendez would be a terrific opening fight for Boxing After Dark or Showtime.  If Gamboa is really moving up to 130 he will need quality opposition and a real champion to face."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -Kev- on 09-12-2011

Gotta stay armed in boxing, cause nikkas be getting robbed! Boxers will have to start taking guns to fight when they fight in another boxers home, that way they ensure the home fighter will not win. The shooter will not…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Tekashi69 Crew Member Allegedly Fired Gun at Broner Card Hearn: Canelo's Six Month Ban is Not a Tough Enough Message Juergen Braehmer, Team Sauerland Decide To Part Ways Golovkin Willing to Drug Test from May to September for Canelo Arum: Valdez vs. Frampton Will Not Be Difficult To Make Daud Yordan Shocks, Crushes Pavel Malikov in Russia Oscar Rivas Stays Busy, Stops Sergio Ramirez in The Second Broner: Vargas Wants Rematch Because It's Most Money He'll Make Photos: Gervonta Davis Blasts Out Jesus Cuellar For WBA Belt Kell Brook Very Confident: I'll Destroy Amir Khan! Photos: Jermall Charlo Crushes Hugo Centeno in Easy Two Photos: Broner, Vargas Battle Hard To a Draw - HUGE Gallery Photos: Amir Khan Destroys Phil Lo Greco in 39 Seconds Eddie Hearn: Khan & Brook Want To Bash Each Other Up Trump is Considering a Posthumous Pardon For Jack Johnson Khan: I'm Back With a Big Bang, Lo Greco Was a Dangerous Foe Video: Gervonta Davis Talks Cuellar Win, Future Options Video: Jermall Charlo Discusses Gennady Golovkin, More Gervonta Davis: I Want IBF Belt, I Want Farmer-Dib Winner Video: Eddie Hearn on Khan's Win, Brook, Canelo's Ban, More Video: Amir Khan Discusses Win Over Lo Greco, The Future Vargas: I Thought I Beat Broner, But I Can't Dispute The Decision Jermall Charlo: Bring on Golovkin - I Want That Fight! Broner: I Won That Fight, You All Know I Beat Jessie Vargas! Ramon Alvarez Decisions Jorge Paez Over Ten Rounds Adrien Broner, Jessie Vargas Battle To a Majority Draw Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jermall Charlo Demolishes Hugo Centeno in Two For Interim Belt Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gervonta Davis Crushes Jesus Cuellar in Three For WBA Title Gervonta Davis vs. Jesus Cuellar - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas - CompuBox Historical Review Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno - CompuBox Historical Review Amir Khan To Kell Brook: I'm Chasing You, Remember That! Gervonta Davis vs. Jesus Cuellar - CompuBox Historical Review Carl Frampton Outboxes Nonito Donaire For WBO Interim-Title Otto Wallin Decisions Adrian Granat, Captures The EU Title Tomasz Adamek Downs Joey Abell in The Seventh Round Agit Kabayel Crushes Miljan Rovcanin in Three, Retains EBU Belt Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement