Miami, FL – Mike Tyson Productions will be hosting Fox Sports 1 main event with Rances Barthelemy facing Argenis Mendez in a 130 Lb. I.B.F. championship rematch from Miami, FL. Argenis Mendez vs Rances Barthelemy 2 Betting Odds have the Cuban Barthelemy as a 7 to 2 favorite over the Domincican Mendez. Barthelemy, 19-0, 12 KO’s, got the best of Mendez, 21-2-1, 11 KO’s, in the first fight, separating Argenis from his senses after the bell in round 2 in a fight ruled a no-contest. After the controversial stoppage the score will be settled in Argenis Mendez vs Rances Barthelemy II. Our Expert Fight Picks Panel Broke down the sides. Argenis Mendez vs Rances Barthelemy 2 Betting Odds have Mendez at +260 (Bet $1000 to win $2600) at SPORTS BETTING ONLINE
Argenis Mendez – Boxer: The athletically built 5’9″ Dominican from Brooklyn fights in a similar style to Adrien Broner, on his heels looking to counterpunch off slips and shoulder rolls. Mendez, 28, has some nice tools with the ability to box or punch with good speed and power. When at his best, Mendez has the look of a special talent with very-good athleticism and explosiveness. Mendez is also a savvy fighter that likes to figure out his opponent and make adjustments as fights wear on. On the downside, Mendez is too defensive, reluctant to let his hands go, resulting in opponents just teeing off. Mendez has a hole in his defense with his hands held out of position at times, resulting in flush shots being landed over the top or underneath to the body. Mendez’s frightening KO loss at the hands of Barthelemy is proof that there is some glass in Mendez’s jaw.
Rances Barthelemy – Boxer: The sinewy 5’11” former Cuban National Jr. Amateur Champion fights like a Cobra, recoiling with vicious two-fisted assaults after making opponents miss. Barthelemy, 28, could be likened to a taller, less polished version of Puerto Rican Hall-Of-Famer, Wilfredo Benitez. “Kid Blast” generates great leverage with his elongated frame, producing knockout power in both hands. Despite being a taller fighter, the strong Cuban knows how to dig to the body and fight in the trenches. On the outside, Rances fires a long and active jab, following up with rapid fire combinations punctuated by a sneaky left hook. On the downside, Bathelemy hasn’t boxed much as a professional with only 75 rounds in the bank. Bathelemy has been hurt before and while his chin has proven to be solid it is not made of concrete. Argenis Mendez vs Rances Barthelemy Betting Odds have Barthelemy -350 at SPORTS BETTING ONLINE
ESPN2 News Expert Picks Free Analysis: Mendez’s style does not mesh well with the taller, hard punching Cobra Barthelemy. The first fight gave Barthelemy the confidence that he can hurt Mendez at will. The Dominican however did not garner Barthelemy’s respect with any hurtful punches in their first encounter. Barthelemy has steadily improved as a professional and should dominate this Fox Sports 1 main event via one-sided decision or knockout.
ESPN2 News Expert Picks Free Prediction: Rances Barthelemy -350 (12.0 UNITS)