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Podgorski to ref first world title fight of 2014 on Friday night in Minneapolis

IBF officials have been named for Friday’s IBF jr. lightweight mandatory defense of champion Argenis Mendez (21-2-1, 11 KOs) against unbeaten Rances Barthelemy (19-0, 12 KOs) at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The referee will be Pete Podgorski (Illinois), judges are Denny Nelson (Minnesota), Ricardo Ocasio (Nevada) and Gary Merritt (Indiana). IBF Supervisor is Hiawatha Knight.

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