Pensacola, FL--USBA and NABA Heavyweight Champion “Fast Fres” Oquendo 32-5 (31 KOs) has signed an exclusive promotional agreement with Square Ring Promotions and will face former two-time world champion Jean Marc Mormeck 34-4 (22 KOs) on May 6, 2010 at the Halle Carpentier arena in Paris, France..
Article posted on 18.03.2010
Oquendo, 36 years old, had two opportunities for world championships. On Sept. 20, 2003, he lost a controversial decision to Chris Byrd for the International Boxing Federation crown in Connecticut. In his very next fight, he was ahead on the scorecards, when there was a very controversial stoppage in the 11th round against John Ruiz in Madison Square Garden for the World Boxing Association title on April 17, 2004.
“We were very fortunate in signing Oquendo that Mormeck and his promotional company, J3M Promotions, who we’ve been collaborating with, were interested in fighting Oquendo in his next heavyweight bout,” said John Wirt, CEO of Roy Jones, Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions. “I see it as a crossroads fight between two outstanding veterans with the winner being in line for a world title opportunity.”
“When Mormeck agreed to meet me, he made a big mistake,” said Puerto Rican born Oquendo who lives in Chicago. “I am grateful for the opportunity he gave me, and I respect him as a former two-time cruiserweight champion, but now he is dancing with the big boys and this is a totally different ballgame up here.”
Mormeck won his first heavyweight outing against tough Vinny Maddalone in Paris on December 17, 2009 with an 8th round decision. This will be his second bout as a heavyweight in Europe, since the champions are all Europeans.
The fight will be seen live on the Orange Television Network in France.