Judgement Day, organized by Mike Tyson’sÂ Iron Mike ProductionsÂ (IMP), wasÂ headlined by a highly anticipated rematch for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Featherweight crown between Tysonâ€™s fighter, champion Argenis “La Tormenta” Mendez, and top rated challenger Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy. Rances â€œKid Blastâ€ Barthelemy dethroned IBF titleholder Argenis â€œLa Tormentaâ€ Mendez after twelfth round by unanimous decision, and this time it shouldÂ stick.
BarthelemyÂ originally defeated MendezÂ on January 3, 2014 in MinnesotaÂ to win the title, but the win was considered controversial, as Barthelemy knocked Mendez out seconds after the bell to signal the end of the second round came. Mendez and his team filled an appeal to the Minnesota Combative Sports Commission and IBF shortly after the fight, and after the appeal was successful on January 30, 2014, the result was changed to a no decision and Mendez was reinstated as the IBF Super Featherweight champion.
Under-cards included a light heavyweightÂ match betweenÂ WBC #3 rated Humberto â€œEl Donâ€ Savigne who scored a second round TKO over former world champion Jeff â€œLeft Hookâ€ Lacy. Savigne dropped Lacy in round one and the bout was stopped in round two after Savigne landed a series of unanswered punches.
Undefeated 18-year-old welterweight up-and-comingÂ Erickson â€œThe Hammerâ€ Lubin, from Orlando went the distance for the first time, taking an eight round unanimous excision over veteran Noe â€œPlatanitoâ€ Bolanos. Judgement Day boxing extravaganceÂ also included live performance byÂ French Montana, Gente de Zona, and guest DJ Jamminâ€™ Johnny.