News | May 26 2016

Rances Barthelemy hopes to end eight year separation from family after Mickey Bey fight

Rances Barthelemy feels he is 'levels' above Bey
Rances Barthelemy

TWO-WEIGHT world champion Rances Barthelemy hopes to be reunited with his family in Cuba after he defends his IBF world lightweight title against Mickey Bey on June 3.

Barthelemy defected from Cuba – where professional boxing is not allowed – eight years ago and has since beaten the likes of Argenis Mendez and Denis Shafikov during his 24 fight unbeaten run.

Bey will be Barthelemy’s first defence since beating Shafikov for the vacant strap in December, and Rances hopes for an emotional celebration should he win.


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