Argenis Mendez

RingTv image Rances Barthelemy scores controversial KO of Argenis Mendez

Rances Barthelemy scores controversial KO of Argenis Mendez

Junior lightweight standout Rances Barthelemy scored a brutal and controversial second-round knockout of Argenis Mendez, which netted him the IBF junior lightweight title, in the main event of 2014 season premiere of ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights on Friday in Minneapolis, Minn.

RingTv image Q&A: Argenis Mendez

Q&A: Argenis Mendez

Junior lightweight beltholder Argenis Mendez spoke to RingTV.com about his IBF title defense against Rances Barthelemy on Friday, training camp with his new trainer John David Jackson, his upbringing and amateur career in the Dominican Republic and his thoughts on the 130-pound division.

RingTv image Mendez outlasts Usmanee in controversial FNF brawl

Mendez outlasts Usmanee in controversial FNF brawl

Arash Usmanee battled IBF junior lightweight titleholder Argenis Mendez to a controversial majority draw on Friday night in Verona, N.Y. Scores were 114-114 twice, and 115-113 Usmanee. It was the main event of ESPN2’s final Friday Night Fights show of 2013.

RingTv image Seemingly still bitter Tyson says he ‘forgives’ King

Seemingly still bitter Tyson says he ‘forgives’ King

Mike Tyson is excited about promoting his first boxing show, which will be televised on this week’s Friday Night Fights, but when asked if he can learn anything about the business from former promoter Don King, the former heavyweight champ got a little bitter. “I can learn how to manipulate my fighters and take advantage of them and tell them lies,” Tyson said.

RingTv image Ring Ratings Update: Cloud drops, Mendez rises

Ring Ratings Update: Cloud drops, Mendez rises

There were numerous world-class boxers in action last week, which resulted in movement in THE RING’s divisional ratings. The most notable change belonged to Tavoris Cloud, who drops in the light heavyweight rankings following his loss to Bernard Hopkins.