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Fres Oquendo Inching Up The Rankings To WBA Shot

By Rey Colon

Veteran heavyweight contender Fres "Fast Fres" Oquendo (35-7, 23 KO's), who won all three of his three fights in 2012, including one where he captured the vacant WBA Fedelatin championship, will be elevated from the 14th position to a top ten ranking. The WBA is going to place him at number 9 - and that manuever will further motivate the Puerto Rican boxer to pursue another title shot.

Oquendo lost in his bid for a title in 2003, when he dropped a controversial decision to IBF champion Chris Byrd, and in 2004 he was stopped in eleven rounds by ten WBA champion John Ruiz.

In his latest fight, he stopped Robert Hawkins in seven rounds.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TBear on 09-08-2012

Oquendo didn't have a bad career. I even think he should have won against Mormeck and Byrd, but I dread the thought of him getting a title shot at this point in his his career.

Comment by jajaja21 on 09-08-2012

I feel bad for this man ,they been tryin to get rid of him since the day he started...they didnt think he had a chance,so they through Put him in wit big guns,and once he showed he could make them…

Comment by joe strong on 09-08-2012

the ultimate B level fringe contender. he has been on the wrong end of the decisions on multiple fights throughout his career. he should have been the IBF champion back in 2003 vs byrd. almost every fight he lost he…

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