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Fres Oquendo Training Camp Notes & Pics

by on Jul.14, 2009, under Boxing News

Photos courtesy Double B Publicity 

CHICAGO, July 14, 2009 – Two time world heavyweight title challenger “FAST” Fres Oquendo is busy in Chicago training for his upcoming showdown with former heavyweight world champion Bruce “THE ATLANTIC CITY EXPRESS” Seldon on July 24th at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.

 Training at JABB Boxing Gym, Oquendo gave his thoughts on his training, the upcoming fight with Seldon and fighting back in his hometown of Chicago.

 “We’ve had a great camp, training at home has been outstanding for me. I’ve had some terrific sparring and Doc and Nate have really helped me out” said the Puerto Rican born Oquendo. Co-trainers in camp have been former longtime heavyweight contender Danell “DOC” Nicholson and 1996 US Heavyweight Olympian Nate Jones.


Former heavyweight contender Dannell Nicholson (right) looks on as Oquendo shadow boxes in the ring

Former heavyweight contender Dannell Nicholson (right) looks on as Oquendo shadow boxes in the ring

Speaking about Seldon, Oquendo said, ‘I’m very aware of his level of experience and the great shape he’s been in for his last couple of fights. But my time is now and I’ll be fully prepared to do whatever it takes to win on July 24th.” Oquendo said his weight was a little under 220 today when he weighed in.

 “It’s always great to fight in Chicago . Last month was my first time in nine years so this is another terrific opportunity to fight in front of the fans that have been so supportive of me throughout my career.”

 Last month, in his first bout under the “SIMMONS ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING, LLC”  management group, led by NBA Star Bobby Simmons, Oquendo beat New Jersey native Mark Brown with a crunching third round knockout at the UIC Pavilion.


The Oquendo/Seldon scheduled ten round bout for the NABA Heavyweight Title headlines “WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 4”, an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productiions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING.

 Advance tickets for “WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 4”, starting at $31, can be purchased through the 8 Count Productions office at 312-226-5800 and through Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or

 Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm. The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S. Racine , just one block south of the Eisenhower Expressway. For further information, please visit their website at

 The undercard at “WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 4” is headlined by a terrific lightweight bout between Chicagoans Gadiel Andaluz and Oscar De La Cruz.

 Born and raised in Puerto Rico, the 26 year old Andaluz won his first three professional bouts in Chicago last year before suffering a setback against Dannie Williams in Tacoma , Washington late last year which moved his record to 3-1-0 (2KO’s).

 A native of Mexico City , De La Cruz brings a competitive record of 5-6-0 (2KO’s) into the bout with Andaluz. His eleven pro bouts include battles against outstanding young prospects Matt Remillard, Mike Oliver and Argenis Mendez.

 Other newcomers at “WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 4” include super featherweight Noe Perez, 2-0-0 (2KO’s), super middleweight Mike Kurzeja, 1-0-0 (1KO) and the pro debuts of heavyweight David Latoria and junior middleweight Nate Mohr in separate bouts.

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