I see there are still some losers here.Posted August 15, 2012 7:34 pm
I agree. Thing is Fres needs to keep busy and get rounds in so we take whatever we can get. Nothing to gain. Everything to lose but you cant just sit down and wait for Klit to call you. Everybody wants to fight in their back yard. You cant offer us $10,000 and we counter with $20,000 and yoy say your insulted. All SCUMBAGS in this sport. Cant wait til its over.Posted August 15, 2012 7:32 pm
Main event is crap but the undercard has lots of interesting looking prospects and some KO punchers. $40, hell if I was in Chitown I’d be all over that. Take in a good cheap boxing card and get loaded on free liquor.Posted August 15, 2012 6:08 pm
Boxing needs to be changed so a Charr, Arreola, or Thompson had to fight an Oquendo to get a title fight. This “match” is ridiculous.Posted August 15, 2012 1:01 pm
Offered Areola $50,000 no reply. Offered fight to Walker, Adamek, Jennings, Lawrence, (Mitchell was hurt) Zumbano (WBA #15) and all turned it down. I have email responses and confirmation I have sent to IBF, WBA and WBC. As far as Fres he is boring because he is a boxer who breaks his opponent down over the long haul and makes it look easy ie boring. It takes time, patience, skill and all boxing attributes to accomplish this, which only the Klits possess today. His underrated power is only because most of the guys he has not stopped really have never been stopped. Toney, Castillo, McCall and Holyfield. Mormeck is another guy with a chin. He is not a Tua or Tyson but he has stopped guys like Etienne and Demetrice King who have hardly ever been stopped except for elite power punching champions. As far as his L on his record everybody knows they are a joke. Byrd, Toney and Mormeck were robberies of the year and NOBODY had Fres losing other than the paid judges. McCall and Holyfield were a bit closer but clearly Fres won. Life and especially boxing is not fair. The same people who say Fres lost are the same people that agree with the judge that said Bradley gave Pacman a boxing lesson. I can promise you that Fres would do better against Klits than anyone ever has since they became recent champs. Whats the harm in giving him a shot??? Manuel Charr fought the exact same guy Fres is fighting Saturday and Charr barely beat(A lot of people thought he didnt beat) Zack Page with a record 21-31-2 less than 2 years ago. His last 3 fights after Zack Page he fought guys who were 13-14, 15-1 and 28-4. Never ranked and never a top 10 fighter and he is fighting Klits. Really??????Posted August 15, 2012 12:40 pm
I agree with knowall. Most of his big fight looses have been on points. I think at the moment, even at his age is the best heavyweight from the USAPosted August 15, 2012 7:32 am
Swedish Boxing Fan
Former 2-time world heavyweight title challanger “Fast” Fres Oquendo (34-7-0 KO’s 22) is back in action but for how much? Oquendo is a tough contender I must give that to him but his boxing style is not interesting to watch and Oquendo have lost most of his top heavyweight fights in his career like his fights with David Tua, Chris Byrd and John Ruiz (both world title fights), Evander Holyfield, James Toney, Oliver McCall, Jean-Marc Mormeck so Oquendo have never been a world champion material but to his credit he have also won some fine fights like against former WBA world title holder Bruce Seldon and world title challanger contenders like Bert Cooper and Phil Jackson and top contenders like Clifford Etienne, Javier Mora, Obed Sullivan, Elieser Castillo and more so Oquendo have so far had a fine career to look back at.Posted August 15, 2012 7:03 am
The best US heavy at the moment. Would be good to see him get a shot at povetkinPosted August 15, 2012 6:29 am
Just The FACTS
I’m SO excited!Posted August 14, 2012 5:48 pm
Oquendo has flaws and his style can be a bit boring, but I don’t see why he can’t land a decent fight against a top ten heavy. He’s ranked 15 in the world. Why not put him in there with one of the young Americans and see what they got and what he’s got left?
I’d still like to see him and Arreola in a Puerto Rican vs. Mexican matchup? Boxer vs. slugger?
Outside of the Klitschkos, nobody in that division is good. Why not Oquendo?Posted August 14, 2012 5:48 pm