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Heavyweight Contender Fres Oquendo’s Asking for Help with the Passing of Nephew, Henry Oquendo Jr.

by on Sep.01, 2017, under Boxing News

Oquendo (right) lands a right to the chin in his disputed decsion loss to Evander Holyfield in November 2006 (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Oquendo, seen here at right landing a right to the chin of Evander Holyfield in November 2006, is mourning the loss of his nephew, Henry Oquendo, Jr. (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

CHICAGO — Longtime heavyweight contender, “Fast” Fres Oquendo recently suffered tragic loss when his beloved nephew, Henry Oquendo, passed.   To help defray funeral costs, he setup a “Go Fund Me” page.
Oquendo writes:
“It is our deepest regret for the loss of my nephew Henry Oquendo Jr.  We have been hit with this tragic and unfortunate news of his passing.  He was a wonderful son and older brother, very protective over his sibilings. His angelic voice and warm personality touched many. He loved music, skate boarding, art, boxing, and his family.  He envisioned going back to school and beginning his career. This news has hit home very hard. We Thank You for your kind support during this difficult time.  All proceeds go to fund Henry’s funeral expenses.”  (continue reading…)
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Oquendo Files Lawsuit in Federal Court in Manhattan Over July WBA Title Fight Against Chagaev

by on Dec.14, 2014, under Boxing News

 

Fres Oquendo (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Fres Oquendo (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Fres Oquendo has filed a lawsuit in Federal Court in Manhattan against Hamburg-based promoter Terek Box Event seeking damages of $5 million and an injunction to prevent the promoter from promoting Ruslan Chagaev in any bouts until it first gives Oquendo the rematch he was promised.  On July 6, 2014 in Grozny Chechnya, Oquendo fought Chagaev for the vacant WBA regular World Heavyweight Title that became vacant after Wladimir Klitschko defeated Alexander Povetkin in October 2013.  Chagaev, the home town favorite and adopted son of President Kadyrov, was awarded a majority decision with one judge ruling the fight a draw and the other two judges finding for Chagaev by only one round.  (continue reading…)

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Chicago Court to Decide: Will Oquendo vs. Chagaev Heavyweight Championship Happen?

by on Jun.28, 2014, under Boxing News

Fres Oquendo (left) and Bruce Seldon embrace for the cameras (Juan C. Ayllon photo).

Fres Oquendo (left) and Bruce Seldon embrace for the cameras  after the Oquendo prevailed by KO several years ago (Juan C. Ayllon photo).

 

Chicago, IL (June 26, 2014) A high stakes game of Russian Roulette is scheduled for next Tuesday, July 1, before Judge Kathleen Kennedy at the Richard J. Daley Center in Chicago as to the fate of the World Boxing Association (‘WBA’) WBA Heavyweight Championship fight between Fres Oquendo and Ruslan Chagaev. Hitz Boxing and Square Ring Promotions are seeking an injunction against Oquendo to enjoin his participation in the bout. (continue reading…)

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Hitz Boxing and ‘Square Ring’ are Suing over Fres Oquendo-Ruslan Chagaev Championship Slated for July 6th

by on Jun.22, 2014, under Boxing News

Fres Oquendo (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Fres Oquendo (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

 

CHICAGO, June 21, 2014 — With an announced date of Sunday, JULY 6 for a planned World Boxing Association (‘WBA’) “Regular” Heavyweight Title bout between Chicago’s Fres Oquendo and Ruslan Chagaev in Grozny, Russia, Chicago based promoter Bobby Hitz of Hitz Boxing and his partner Square Ring Promotions have filed a lawsuit to protect their exclusive promotional rights in regards to Oquendo.

From his office in Chicago, Hitz discussed the legal situation at length, “A couple of days after the fight was postponed to July 6, we were contacted by Malte Müller-Michaelis who advised Square Ring and us that he represented Timur Dugazaev and Terek Box Event and that they had been directed by the governmental authorities in Grozny to negotiate a deal with us,” said Hitz. “We did negotiate a deal and were advised that the financial terms had been agreed upon. After that, they went completely dark on us in regards to signing the paperwork.” (continue reading…)

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Hitz Boxing and Squared Ring Address Proposed Fres Oquendo – Ruslan Chagaev Bout

by on May.21, 2014, under Boxing News

Fres Oquendo with photographer Tom Barnes in the background (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Fres Oquendo with photographer Tom Barnes in the background (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

CHICAGO, May 20, 2014 — Plans for a World Boxing Association (‘WBA’) “Regular” Heavyweight Title bout between Chicago’s Fres Oquendo and Ruslan Chagaev of Hamburg, Germany for Saturday, JUNE 7 in Grozny, Russia were addressed today by the Windy City’s leading boxing promoter, Bobby Hitz of Hitz Boxing.

“Along with Roy Jones’ Square Ring Promotions, Hitz Boxing has an exclusive promotional contract with Fres Oquendo” said Hitz. “The contract which we have, provided Fres the opportunity to stay active and continue his path towards becoming a world champion, a goal we set forth as a team when we signed him.” (continue reading…)

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