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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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Nice Guy Abell Coming into Hammond Confident

by on May.24, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

HAMMOND, IN, May 23, 2012 — Hard to believe you’re talking to a hard-punching heavyweight fighter when Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell talks about how much he hates hurting people’s feelings, but he is indeed.

Coon Rapids, Minnesota’s Abell (28-5, 27 KOs) will be looking to pull off an upset when he takes on the more experienced two-time heavyweight title challenger “Fast” Fres Oquendo (33-7, 21 KOs) for the WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Championship in the 10-round main event of Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” event at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, this Friday, May 25. (continue reading…)

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Mr. ‘Feel Good’ Abell Ready for Oquendo in Hammond, IN on Friday Night

by on May.23, 2012, under Boxing News

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Hard to believe you’re talking to a hard-punching heavyweight fighter when Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell talks about how much he hates hurting people’s feelings, but he is indeed.

HAMMOND, IN. — Coon Rapids, Minnesota’s Abell (28-5, 27 KOs) will be looking to pull off an upset when he takes on the more experienced two-time heavyweight title challenger “Fast” Fres Oquendo (33-7, 21 KOs) for the WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Championship in the 10-round main event of Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” event at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, this Friday, May 25. (continue reading…)

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Fres Oquendo looking to Exit Career with a Definitive Win

by on May.21, 2012, under Boxing News

Fres Oquendo, at right, lands a right to the face of Evander Holyfield en route to losing a close and disputed decision to the former champ (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Fres Oquendo, at right, lands a right to the face of Evander Holyfield en route to losing a close and disputed decision to the former champ (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

“I’d love to fight Seth Mitchell, Chris Arreola or Bryant Jennings, but they don’t want any part of me. Those guys will never step up to the plate.”

– Fres Oquendo

Chicago-based heavyweight veteran Fast Fres Oquendo (33-7, 21 KOs) will take on Coon Rapids, Minnesota, southpaw Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell (28-5, 27 KOs) for the WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Championship in the 10-round main event of Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” event at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, this Friday, May 25.

The 39-year-old two-time heavyweight title challenger and former NABF, NABA and USBA champion says his comeback is all about leaving boxing on a high note after suffering so many disappointing and highly controversial setbacks. In two of his last three fights, Oquendo lost decisions of the very debatable sort to former champion Oliver McCall and Frenchman Jean-Marc Mormeck, who went on to face Wladimir Klitschko in a big-money match-up Oquendo says he dreams of. (continue reading…)

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