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Battle of Undefeated Bangers: Dimar ‘Strongman’ Ortuz Faces Donta Woods In Hammond This Saturday!

by on Aug.16, 2012, under Boxing News

Ortuz (right) en route to stopping Francois Russell

Ortuz (right) en route to stopping Francois Russell

Undefeated Chicago cruiserweight fighter Dimar “Strongman” Ortuz had all but forgotten his boxing career.

Since winning the Chicago Golden Gloves in 2002, Ortuz been away from the game for eight years, ballooned to 260 lbs, successfully battled a drinking problem and become a hard-working father of three. (continue reading…)

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Oquendo Headlines ‘Fight Night at the Horseshoe’ on August 18

by on Aug.08, 2012, under Boxing News

Fres Oquendo en route to stopping Joey Abell a few months ago (photo by Belle Ayllon)

Fres Oquendo en route to stopping Joey Abell in May (photo by Belle Ayllon)

Hitz Boxing’s popular “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” series will return on Saturday, August 18, 2012, at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, featuring Chicago’s WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Champion and WBA #14 rated “Fast” Fres Oquendo (34-7, 22 KOs) in the 10-round main event.

Oquendo looked sharp stopping opponent Joey Abell last May. In addition to his current Fedelatin belt, the 39-year-old two-time heavyweight title challenger is a former NABF, NABA and USBA champion. (continue reading…)

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Oquendo on Arreola, Mayweather-Pacquiao and More!

by on Jun.04, 2012, under Boxing News

Interview and Photo by Sam Geraci

Oquendo (left) poses with two of his amateur fighters at Chicago Fight Club, Rico Gonzalez and Devin Wittenberg

Oquendo (left) poses with two of his amateur fighters at Chicago Fight Club, Rico Gonzalez and Devin Wittenberg

CHICAGO — Fresh off his impressive ninth round TKO of Joey Abell on May 25th, heavyweight contender “Fast” Fres Oquendo, took an hour from his busy schedule to sit down for an interview at Chicago Fight Club Gym (4834 N. Elston, Chicago, IL, 60630) to discuss boxing at age 39, PEDs, corruption in the sport, future opponents, his legacy, and his youth boxing academy.

Sam: Congrats on your May 25th 9th round TKO victory over Joey Abell. How did you feel in that fight as compared to earlier in your career?

Oquendo: Thanks. I’m healthier now than I was in my twenties for the simple fact that I’m doing everything right from the training and management to going all-natural with natural supplements from the earth and even alkaline water. I feel great. My body is healing itself.

Sam: In that fight I thought I saw a few wrinkles from B-Hop. In particular the straight right hand followed by the quick footwork after the right.

Oquendo: We both did some work down at the 5th Street Boxing Gym and of course you pick up something from a fighter with footwork like Bernard. That was some veteran footwork moves I used on the 25th. (continue reading…)

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No Easy Fights at Hitz Boxing Fight Night at the Horseshoe Casino

by on May.26, 2012, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Fres Oquendo Stays Sharp in Hard-Fought Victory, Up and Coming Boxers Fight Hard for Their “0’s”

Fres Oquendo (R) closes on Joey Abell in the Main Event

Fres Oquendo (R) closes on Joey Abell in the Main Event

Report by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

HAMMOND, IN, May 25, 2012 — Chicago’s Fres Oquendo (219.5 lbs., now 34-7, 22 KO’s) was back in action at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana this evening after more than a year off and suffering a series of heartbreaking and controversial losses in his last attempts to get back into the title race. If Oquendo was hoping to prove he is still a contender, he did so against the game and dangerous Joey Abell (240 lbs., 28-6, 27 KO’s) from Coon Rapids, MI. Oquendo has lost some of his speed, but his smarts took over when he found himself in trouble against the hard-punching but less skilled southpaw Abell. Nevertheless, Abell did not give him a moment’s rest as long as the bout lasted. The two were fighting for the WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Title, so Oquendo now has some hardware to offer in his quest for a major fight.

The other action of the evening featured a series of pitched battles between up-and-comers and would-be spoilers. Nick Ramirez was unimpressive  in his professional debut. Meegal Harper struggled to keep his undefeated record intact against the crafty veteran Guy Packer. Donatas Bondorovas stayed calm under heavy fire before launching his own brutal counter-attack against Ramon Valenzuela Jr. David Martin III found a surprisingly durable opponent in Tim Washington. Elijah McCall had a tough time with the larger and surprisingly active Stan Allen. Phillip Triantfillo struggled to launch a consistent offense against the light-punching but busier Emerson Chasing Bear. Mike Jimenez took some heavy shots against granite-chinned Adrian Hermann before finally wearing him down enough to finish. If the hometown fighters were looking for easy wins, they did not get their wishes. There were no opponents on this card; everyone lacing on the gloves came to fight. (continue reading…)

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Weights for Tonight’s ‘Hitz Boxing Fight Night’ at the Horseshoe in Hammond, IN

by on May.25, 2012, under Boxing News

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Heavyweight Contender Fres Oquendo (right), promoter, Bobby Hitz, and Oquendo's opponent, Joey Abell mug for the camera

Date: May 25, 2012
Venue: Horseshoe Casino, Hammond IN
Promoter: Hitz Boxing

Fres Oquendo 219.5 vs. Joey Abell 240
WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Title
Donatas Bondorovas 160 vs. Ramon Valenzuela Jr. 159
Mike Jimenez 168.5 vs. Adrian Hermann 176
David Martin III 224 vs. Tim Washington 275
Elijah McCall 221 vs. Stan Allen 238
Phillip Triantafillo 237 vs. Emerson Chasing Bear 226
Meegal Harper 156.5 vs. Aaron Lucky NA
Nick Ramirez 144.5 vs. Larenzo Wilson 146.5 (continue reading…)

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