In their first bout Argenis Mendez and Rances Barthelemy fought to a no decision at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN, USA on January as Mendez went down twice in the 2nd round and the original knockout rule was reversed due to commission orders following video replay. Argenis Mendez and Rances Barthelemy will go at it again for the IBF super featherweight title on July at the Convention Center, Miami, FL, USA. Rances Barthelemy opened as a -400 choice with the Boxing odds with Argenis Mendez opening as a +310 dog.
Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy
The 28 year old Rances Barthelemy stands at 5 feet 11 inches tall with a reach of 73 inches and an orthodox stance. A native of Cuba, Barthelemy now resides in Miami, FL. Barthelemy is the top ranked Cuban and is ranked 12th in the world. Barthelemy has a career record of 19 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws with 12 out of his 19 wins coming by knockout. Barthelemy, prior to the ND with Mendez, scored a knockout win over Fahsai Sakkreerin in the 2nd round of a scheduled 12 round bout that took place on June 21, 2013 at the Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN, USA.
The 27 year old Argenis Mendez stands at 5 feet 9 inches tall with a reach of 71 inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Mendez is from the Dominican Republic and now resides in New York, USA. He is the top ranked boxer from the Dominican Republic and is ranked 7th in the world. Argenis Mendez has a career record of 21 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw. Out of his 21 wins 11 have come by knockout and Mendez has never suffered a knockout loss. Prior to his ND with Barthelemy, Mendez came off a MD draw against Arash Usmanee on August 23, 2013 in a 12 round bout that was for the IBF super featherweight title. Prior to that Mendez won the IBF super featherweight title in a knockout in the 4th round of a scheduled 12 round bout against Juan Carlos Salgado on March 9, 2013 in Costa Mesa, CA.
Barthelemy gets the call!