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
Erickson Lubin, 146.6 vs. Noe Bolanos, 148.2
Yunier Dortikos, 199.4 vs. Edison Miranda, 198.8
Leo Hall, 173.6 vs. Juan Ortega, 173.8
Albert Bell, 129.6 vs. Josh Ross, 130.2
Ramon Luis Nicholas, 177.4 vs. Dakota Dawson, 180.2