Mendoza on the rise

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – He’s a New Mexico athlete who believes he is now on a path to pursue a dream.

This UNM student also packs a punch.

After making his pro debut with a 39 second knock out on May 10th, 20-year-old Rio Brian Mendoza’s stock is on the rise. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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