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Fres Oquendo is Inching Closer To a WBA Title Shot

By Rey Colon

Veteran Puerto Rican heavyweight Fres "Fast Fres" Oquendo received some good news at the start of the new year. The World Boxing Association (WBA) has promoted him to the fifth position in the world rankings. Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko is the WBA's super champion at the weight, while Russia's Alexander Povetkin is the regular champion. Klitschko and Povetkin have been ordered to face each other in the coming months.

Oquendo, 39 and a record of 35-7 with 23 KO's, was inactive two years before returning in 2012 and winning all three of his fights - including one where he won the vacant WBA Fedelatin title with a ninth-round TKO tof Joey Abell, and that earned him a number six ranking - until earlier today when he was bumped up to the fifth spot.

Oquendo will return on the 15th of February against an opponent to be determined (TBA) at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 01-08-2013

[QUOTE=The Nephilim;12898377]How is the fact that a corrupt boxing org decides to high rank a guy like Oquendo a reflection on the talent in the heavyweight division? One thing has nothing to do with the other.[/QUOTE] Don't be in denial.…

Comment by The Nephilim on 01-08-2013

[QUOTE=Freedom.;12898386]The heavyweight division needs the talented young fighters like Abdusalamov, Jennings, Wilder, and Glazkov to take out the garbage like Oquendo and Pudar. Unfortunately, these fights too rarely get made.[/QUOTE] There's lots of good younger talent in the HW division,…

Comment by The Hammer on 01-08-2013

The heavyweight division needs the talented young fighters like Abdusalamov, Jennings, Wilder, and Glazkov to take out the garbage like Oquendo and Pudar. Unfortunately, these fights too rarely get made.

Comment by The Nephilim on 01-08-2013

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;12897890]Geez. The heavyweight division is horrible right now.[/QUOTE] Hahaha. Johnny One Note strikes again. How is the fact that a corrupt boxing org decides to high rank a guy like Oquendo a reflection on the talent in the heavyweight division?…

Comment by joe strong on 01-08-2013

he holds a WBA regional belt(fedelatin)which gives him a top 10 in WBA rankings. this isn't rocket science people. just like i told you all the WBO was not a world title until mid 2000s. none of you listened &…

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