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PBC on FS1: 10/6 card complete, Miguel Vazquez vs. Argenis Mendez set for co-main

Both men are former IBF champions, the former at lightweight and latter at super featherweight.

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Next week's San Antonio-based installment of "Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays," headlined by a clash between Julius Jackson and Jose Uzcategui, is ready to go with an undercard stacked with up-and-coming Texans and a former lightweight champion in the co-main.

The folks in charge have released the full undercard lineup, capped off by a ten-round lightweight fight between former IBF champions Miguel Vazquez (at 135) and Argenis Mendez (at 130).

"Titere" Vazquez (35-4, 13 KO) enjoyed a four-year run as the consensus top lightweight before losing his title to Mickey Bey last year in a rather suspect split decision loss. He returned in March with a win over Jerry Belmontes and, with a win here, would probably deserve a crack at his former belt once Denis Shafikov (whom Vazquez has beaten) and Rances Barthelemy fight for it in December.

Mendez (22-3-1, 12 KO) earned the 130-pound belt with a revenge knockout of Juan Carlos Salgado, but had something of a tumultuous reign. He drew with Arash Usmanee in his first defense, suffered an after-the-bell knockout to Rances Barthelemy that was later rightly overturned, and then finally lost the belt to Barthelemy in the rematch. He last fought in February, where he stopped warm body Daniel Evangelista, Jr. in six.

I have to admit, this is something of an odd choice for co-main. The fight makes sense from a ratings perspective and both men are legitimately skilled, but Vazquez is one of the most boring fighters in the entire world. Perhaps the entire galaxy, depending on your answer to the Fermi paradox. With all due respect to the man, he's not someone you tune in to watch. Hell, I will be getting paid to watch him fight on Tuesday and I'm still considering calling in sick.

Not really, of course. Please don't fire me.

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