In the supporting bout, Vincent Astrolabio stopped Kevin Aseniero in the fifth round to keep his WBO
Oriental bantamweight crown.
The 22-year-old Mendez (13W-1L-0D, 5KO) scored a split decision on Janiel Rivera of Puerto Rico to win again the WBO
NABO minimumweight title last May 24.
His big break came in 2017 when he repulsed previously undefeated Jinxiang Pan on an eighth round technical decision to win the WBO
Asia Pacific Youth and WBC Asian Boxing Council Silver superfeatherweight titles in Zhongshan, China.
It is highly unlikely the WBO
would act before Saturday should that re-match be confirmed, but commercial interests mean there is much to gain from a re-match being announced in the build-up to Fury-Schwarz, and Joshua's long-term rival has been told he could yet be the one to benefit.
"It took me a long time to think about this difficult decision but I feel that every fight for me at this stage of my career is crucial for my future," said Nietes in a letter addressed to WBO
president Paco Valcarcel.
maintained that it had not violated any policy and vowed to challenge the decision.
Secretary General, WBO
shared his gratification with resolve for the future, "We seek to provide a common platform to people of diverse backgrounds.
Donaire had previously held the WBO
World Title in 2012 before losing it and the WBA Super World Super Bantamweight belt to Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux in April 2013.
delegation, which will touch down in India on Saturday, comprises the body's first vicepresident John Duggan, chairman ( officials) Michael Pernick, and referee Mark Nelson.
Billy Joe Saunders is the new WBO
world middleweight champion after defeating Andy Lee.
The former two-weight world champ is back in the frame for another crack at a big belt in 2016 having shaken off the disappointment of losing his WBO
crown last year.