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Oquendo wins NABO & USBA Title Straps, Forces King to Quit on His Stool

by on Feb.23, 2010, under Boxing News

Report and photos by Juan C. Ayllon at ringside

Fres Oquendo (left) sends spray flying from Demetrice King's head with a thudding right.

Fres Oquendo (left) sends spray flying from Demetrice King's head with a thudding right.

HAMMOND, Ind., February 20, 2010 –Carol Stream, Illinois heavyweight boxer Fres Oquendo said that his opponent would be dangerous, but he’d box carefully and chop him down.  And that’s exactly what he did over nine rounds.

Built like a stubby tree trunk at roughly 5’ 10” and 273 lbs., Demetrice King manifests the quintessential dangerous opponent.  Just ask Bowie Tupou, an undefeated Tongan puncher with 18 wins and 14 knockouts whom King flattened in two rounds last August.  Or former alphabet soup heavyweight champ Shannon Briggs, a banger who gave former champ Lennox Lewis fits before getting stopped himself back in 1998; he was knocked down three times by King in March 2005 before stopping him in the second round, and less than a year and a half later, Briggs went on to win the World Boxing Organization heavyweight title.  Sporting a record of 15-17 and 13 knockout wins, King had only been stopped by Briggs.  (continue reading…)

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