(July 29, 2010 – New York, NY) Argenis Mendez brought his act to the bright lights of New York City, and shined through and through with a first round knockdown en route to an 8-round unanimous decision victory over local hero Shamir Reyes on Wednesday night. Mendez-Reyes headlined the latest edition of DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series, in front of a capacity crowd at the BB King Blues Club and Grill in Times Square..
Article posted on 29.07.2010
On an action packed undercard, the local favorites won and won big. All undefeated, and from New York, heavyweight Stivens Bujaj, middleweight Willie Monroe, Jr., light heavyweight Joe Smith, Jr., super middleweight Phillip Jackson Benson, and junior welterweight Gabriel Bracero were all victorious.
Mendez (17-1, 9 KOs) was coming off the biggest win of his career, a 12-round unanimous decision victory over Martin Honorio for the USBA super featherweight title in May. Against Reyes, who brought a vocal contingent of supporters, there was no let up. After controlling much of the first round, Mendez landed a counter right in the waning moments, sending Reyes to the canvas. Reyes (18-7-2, 7 KOs) rose, but despite not going down again, offered little in the way of resistance to Mendez’s polished and balanced attack.
The official scores were 80-71, 80-71, and 79-72, all to Mendez.
Full Results from New York, NY
Argenis Mendez (17-1, 9 KOs) UD8 (80-71, 80-71, 79-72) Shamir Reyes (18-7-2, 7 KOs)
Gabriel Bracero (11-0, 1 KO) TKO4 (2:53) Raymond Betancourt (8-5, 3 KOs)
Phillip Jackson Benson (6-1, 5 KOs) TKO3 (1:30) Alexander Santana (6-1, 3 KOs)
Joe Smith, Jr. (5-0, 5 KOs) TKO2 (1:10) Charles Wade (1-8, 1 KO)
Willie Monroe, Jr. (9-0, 3 KOs) TKO3 (3:00) Loren Myers (7-9-1, 2 KOs)
Stivens Bujaj (1-0, 1 KO) TKO2 (2:00) Calvin Rooks (1-2-1)