IBF junior lightweight titleholder Argenis Mendez and Rances Barthelemy weighed 129.8 pounds and 130, respectively, on Wednesday in advance of Thursday’s rematch at The Convention Center in Miami, according to a press release.
Promoted by former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson’s Iron Mike Productions, the return fight became necessary after Mendez (21-2-1, 11 knockouts) lost a controversial second-round knockout to Barthelemy (19-0, 12 KOs) in January in Minneapolis that was overturned and ruled a “no-decision” by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, restoring Mendez as the beltholder.
Although Barthelemy had dropped Mendez once prior to the stoppage, the knockout appeared to be the result of a punch that landed after the bell ending the second round. A flattened Mendez was counted out by referee Peter Podgorski officially at the mark of 2:59.
Below are the weights for the other bouts on the card.
Humberto Savigne, 175 vs. Jeff Lacy, 173.2