To Defend Against Former Champion Kiko Martinez In Co-Feature To Wilder vs. Breazeale May 18 Go on SHOWTIME®
“the big event will also incorporate a coNFLict between an increasing rival in the 140-pound branch in Juan Heraldez going up against one of the branch ’s toughest and contenders at Argenis Mendez. That is actually going to be an night leading up to heavyweight champion of the world Deontay Wilder at the event. ”
Tickets for this BombZquad event can be obtained at ticketmaster.com and barclayscenter.com, Tickets can be bought in the American Express boxoffice in Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by telephoning 844-BKLYN-GP. The Heraldez vs. Mendez fight is co-promoted using Mayweather Promotions.
Even the 30-year-old Russell (29-1, 17 KOs), who had been created in Washington, D.C. now lives in Capitol Heights, Maryland, is likely to make the fourth defense of his own featherweight domain on May 18 along with his second career appearance at Barclays Center. Russell won his title by knocking out Jhonny Gonzalez at 2015. After quitting Patrick Hyland along with Oscar Escandon, ” he recently defeated previously unbeaten Joseph Diaz Jr. continue might. Two of his brothers, Gary Antonio and Gary Antuanne, are currently unbeaten professionals.
He won a bantamweight domain in 2013 by quitting Jhonatan Romero and has since faced the likes of Josh Warrington, Carl Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz along with Scott Quigg. Even the 33-year-old is unbeaten in his past four competitions, including most recently defeating Marc Vidal to get a European featherweight title in October.
The undefeated Heraldez (16-0, 10 KOs) continued to rise up the positions in 2019 when he pumped out Eddie Ramirez in their February show down. The 28-year-old from Vegas earned a choice victory over Kevin Watts and a stoppage of Maynard Allison at 2018.
Mendez (25-5-2, 12 KOs) most recently battled to a competitive split-draw against Anthony Peterson at March, running his unbeaten series up into three coNFLicts. Even the 32-year-old defeated Eddie Ramirez along with Ivan Redkach in Back to Back coNFLicts after reductions to Robert Easter Jr. along with Luke Campbell. Originally from San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic and currently living in Brooklyn, N.Y, Mendez won the IBF super featherweight title with a knockout victory over Juan Carlos Salgado at 2013.