Fighting in his third weight class in as many fights, Rances Barthelemy showed no signs of any growing pains at all. And after an impressive walk over Antonio DeMarco on Father’s Day at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, that could be a scary proposition for the rest of the 140-pound division.
When Rances Barthelemy smiles, you can’t help but catch the flash of his two front teeth capped in gold. The dental work came thanks to a chipped tooth in a fight, but his choice to go with gold was because it was on point with Cuban trends.
Every fighter has hurdles he'll have to clear in his career to keep progressing up the ladder. Sometimes, you have to get a running start. Rances Barthelemy thought he got the job done in his first shot at a championship. Turns out second time’s a charm in his Greatest Hits.
In the days leading up to his fight against Antonio DeMarco, Rances Barthelemy is training in a makeshift garage gym in a residential neighborhood in Las Vegas. It’s 100 degrees out, and all the doors in the garage are open. Air conditioning? What are you, fancy?
Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy is ready to detonate once again when he meets fellow former world champion Antonio DeMarco at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on June 21.