Not a lot of movement this week but some terrific performances were turned in by Robert Easter, Callum Smith and Satoshi Hosono.
Adrien Broner stopped Ashley Theophane in Round 9 of their main event on Friday. Broner then challenged Theophane’s promoter, Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Lightweight prospect Robert Easter Jr. wants to prove he’s more than an Adrien Broner “sidekick.” He gets the chance on Friday against former titleholder Argenis Mendez.
WBO lightweight titleholder Terry Flanagan entered the 135-pound ratings after stopping Diego Magdaleno in two rounds on Saturday.
Jose Uzcategui handed Julius Jackson his first loss, stopping the 168-pound prospect in the second round of their PBC on Fox Sports 1 main event on Tuesday.
Rances Barthelemy clearly outhustled Argenis Mendez in nearly every round of their rematch for the IBF junior lightweight title on Thursday in Miami, earning a unanimous decision win by scores of 115-111 three times.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook brings us details on how you can view the upcoming Saul Alvarez-Erislandy Lara bout in movie theaters on July 12 and much more.
The July 10 rematch between IBF junior lightweight titleholder Argenis Mendez and Rances Barthelemy will give Mendez “a second chance to correct a mistake,” according to former undisputed heavyweight titleholder Mike Tyson, who will promote the return bout.
The rematch between IBF junior lightweight titleholder Argenis Mendez and Rances Barthelemy will be fought on July 10 at The Convention Center in Miami, IBF Championships Chairman Lindsay Tucker informed RingTV.com on Monday.
The IBF has ordered an immediate rematch for Rances Barthelemy and Argenis Mendez, who suffered a controversial second-round knockout loss to Barthelemy on Jan. 3 in Minneapolis that was later ruled a no-decision.
Argenis Mendez’s controversial second-round knockout loss to Rances Barthelemy on Jan. 3 in Minneapolis has been overturned and ruled a “no-decision” by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, restoring Mendez as the IBF’s junior lightweight titleholder.
Although there was not a lot of action this past week, THE RING Ratings Panel made some significant changes to the junior lightweight rankings, which experienced a shake-up thanks to the advancement of beltholders Rances Barthelemy and Takashi Miura.
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.
Trainer Virgil Hunter says the best is yet to come from THE RING and WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward.
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.
Marcos Maidana’s manager, Sebasian Contursi, believes his fighter would make for a more exciting bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. than would Amir Khan.