Saturday, March 9, Argenis Mendez (20-2) will take on Juan Carlos Salgado (26-1-1) in a rematch for Salgado's IBF super featherweight title. The bout will take place at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California and will be televised on HBO Latino.
In their first encounter, Salgado was able to pull off a unanimous decision victory and capture a vacant IBF super featherweight title. However, it mus be noted that Mendez had Salgado down in the 12th and in serious trouble.
Nevertheless, it should be interesting to see if Mendez will look to come out stronger in the earlier rounds as it is evident that Mendez can hurt Salgado. With world class fighters such as Mikey Garcia and Nonito Donaire looking to move up in weight in order to capture world titles in different weight classes, there will be significant opportunities for the winner of Mendez/ Salgado to take part in a significant fight that could take their careers to the next level within the sport of boxing.
Overall, the bout should provide the boxing world with a competitive match up that could provide the winner with a significant payday down the road. Only time will tell, but boxing fans should tune into this match up as it is evermore evident that the lower weight classes are brewing with talent, which could result in some very exciting match ups.