Boxing

Mendez knocks out Salgado for IBF Jr. Lightweight title

Costa Mesa, CA (Sports Network) - Argenis Mendez knocked out Juan Carlos Salgado in the fourth round to win the IBF Junior Lightweight belt on Saturday night.

Mendez (21-2, 11 KOs) knocked the champion Salgado (26-2-1, 16 KOs) down with a right in the first round, then dropped him again in the fourth with a left hook to claim the belt.

This was a rematch of a September 2011 fight that saw Salgado win in a unanimous decision.

03/10 00:26:58 ET