Former world champion Argenis Mendez outboxed southpaw Ivan Redkach over 10 rounds and earned a split decision win.
Former world champion Argenis Mendez outboxed southpaw Ivan Redkach over 10 rounds and earned a split decision.
A prospect looking to make his mark in the division, Ivan Redkach (20-2-1) is hungry to bounce back after going 2-2-1 in his last 5 fights. Following his campmate Leo Santa Cruz, he throws punches in punches when he gets going and doesn't stop until he gets a KO.
Ivan Redkach was the first to hit the deck in Round 2, then Luis Cruz went down twice late in Rounds 8 and 9. In the end, their 10-round tussle was declared a split draw.
Cruz appeared to be in control of the bout until Redkach shifted momentum in his favor with two late knockdowns, resulting in a split draw.
Hard-hitting Ukraine native Ivan Redkach takes on Puerto Rico's Luis Cruz in a headlining 135-pound bout.