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Fres Oquendo Vanquishes Ex-Champ Seldon in Nine

by on Jul.25, 2009, under Boxing News, Juan Ayllon

Photos and report by Juan C. Ayllon at ringside
Oquendo (right) bounces a right off the top of Seldon's head (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Oquendo (right) bounces a right off the top of Seldon's head (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

CHICAGO – It started with a flourish and ended with a bang. In between while whacking away, Carol Stream, Illinois’ resident heavyweight contender Fres Oquendo found his hands full against a faded former world champ who still packed zip and oomph behind his punches at the UIC Pavilion. 

Fighting for the Interim North American Boxing Association Heavyweight Title, Oquendo, 36, was banking on the notion that this fight would grease his path to a third shot at a world heavyweight title.  However his opponent, former World Boxing Association champion Bruce Seldon, 42, had other ideas. (continue reading…)

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Weights from Chicago

by on Jul.24, 2009, under Boxing News


8 Count Productions
UIC Pavilion
525 S. Racine
Chicago, IL
Doors 7pm, First Bell 8pm
Tickets/Info 312-226-5800
(In bout order from bottom to top)
Fres Oquendo, 216 vs. Bruce Seldon, 229.5
David Latoria, 219 vs. Christopher Boykins, 204
Noe Perez, 127 vs. Diamond Baier, 127
Mike Kurzeja, 169 vs. Nick Whiting, 171.5
Nate Mohr, 157 vs. Tommy Moore, 157
Gadiel Andaluz, 134 vs. Oscar De La Cruz, 135.5
Tyree Ortiz, 246 vs. Eric Crittendon**will weigh in on Friday morning

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Gadiel Andaluz vs. Oscar De La Cruz Leads ‘Windy City’ Fight Night 4′ Undercard

by on Jul.22, 2009, under Boxing News

Stacked show at UIC Pavilion this Friday night


CHICAGO, July 20, 2009 – Chicagoans Gadiel Andaluz and Oscar De La Cruz will battle in a lightweight cross town showdown this Friday night, July 24th, in the co-main event at the UIC Pavilion as part of an outstanding six bout undercard at “WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 4”

 “WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 4”, headlined by a ten round heavyweight battle between Chicago’s Fres Oquendo and former world champion Bruce Seldon, is presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING. (continue reading…)

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Q & A with Fres Oquendo, Who Faces Bruce Seldon This Friday at the UIC Pavilion!

by on Jul.22, 2009, under Boxing News, Juan Ayllon


Oquendo (left) pummelling Mark Brown last month at the UIC Pavilion (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Oquendo (left) pummelling Mark Brown last month at the UIC Pavilion (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

CHICAGO – This Friday at the UIC Pavilion, Chicagoland heavyweight contender Fres Oquendo resumes his march toward a world heavyweight title.  Seeking to derail his plans will be former World Boxing Association Heavyweight Champ Bruce Seldon.     

Seldon, 42, won the vacant WBA crown by stopping Tony Tucker – a fighter who’d gone the distance with Mike Tyson (August 1987 for the WBC, WBA and IBF straps) – in April 1995 and defended it in August of that same year against Joe Hipp by 10th round TKO before getting stopped by Mike Tyson in one round in September 1996.  (continue reading…)

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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. (continue reading…)

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