Argenis Mendez gets 2nd chance

Updated: February 1, 2014, 12:13 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

As expected, the IBF on Friday ordered a rematch between junior lightweight titleholder Argenis Mendez and mandatory challenger Rances Barthelemy, one day after the result of their controversial fight was overturned.

Mendez made the second defense of his 130-pound world title against Barthelemy on Jan. 3 at the Target Center in Minneapolis and got dropped late in the second round, then knocked out moments later. Although Barthelemy's knockout punches were thrown just after the bell rang ...

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