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Rances Barthelemy Feels Rejuvenated Under Joel Casamayor

By Ryan Burton

On December 22nd former two-division champion Rances Barthelemy will return to action for the first time since his decision March loss to Kiryl Relikh. That fight was a rematch of their 2017 fight that Relikh won via split decision.

The 32-year-old Las Vegas resident as of this writing doesn’t have an opponent. His bout will take place on the Jermall Charlo-Willie Monroe undercard at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

He said that he was supposed to face Daulis Prescott but that fight fell through.

"I was supposed to face a Colombian. It was supposed to be against Breidis Prescott's brother but that didn't workout but they will definitely have an opponent for me," said Barthelemy.

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The former Cuban amateur standout said that he has made a lot of changes since suffering back-to-back losses which were the first defeats of his career.

"A lot of things went wrong for that fight.  I think a big problem was my trainer wasn't there the whole time.  He was there part of the time but there were other things that we didn't do right and I have turned the page," Barthelemy said in reference to renown trainer Ismael Salas who spent a lot of time in the United Kingdom preparing Davis Haye for his rematch against Tony Bellew.

He now will have a former two-division champion in his corner.

"I am now with Joel Casamayor and everything is going very well. He is Cuban like me and we understand each other perfectly.  I feel rejuvenated.  He was an Olympic champion and a professional champion.  I always looked up to him and I believe that he is the best fighter to ever come out of Cuba," Barthelemy told BoxingScene.com.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AdonisCreed on 12-17-2018

I hope Rances is able to bounce back. Its funny watching him fight with that Super Saiyan haircut he has lol He should have went up to Super Saiyan 4 in his last fight, idk why he thought Super Saiyan…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 12-17-2018

Barthelemy is actually a pretty good fighter. He was strangely inactive in that second fight with Relikh. It was a head-scratcher. Hopefully he can get back on track with Casamayor’s help. But “best fighter to ever come out of Cuba”?…

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