Fres Oquendo-Ruslan Chagaev in Talks For June 7th

By Rey Colon

Heavyweight contender Fres "Fast Fres" Oquendo (37-7, 24 KO's), who reappeared on Saturday in Kansas City and stopped Galen Brown (41-27-1, 24 KO's) in two rounds, is working his way to another title shot, by moving up the ladder in the rankings of the World Boxing Association (WBA).

According to Oquendo, there are ongoing talks to face former champion Ruslan Chagaev (32-2-1, 20 KOs) of Uzbekistan on June 7th for the vacant WBA "regular" heavyweight crown. In 2011 Chagaev dropped a unanimous decision against Alexander Povetkin  and he's won five bouts since then.

"It is possible that I'll fight for the vacant WBA title against Chagaev, a former world champion who is sixth in the rankings. We are already negotiating and date is June 7 in Chechnya. We have to go there because it's a title shot and I can not pass it up," Oquendo said.

Rey Colon covers boxing in Puerto Rico for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Scott. Weiland on 07-02-2014

[QUOTE=285Kid;14717604]Luis Ortiz fighting for the WBA Interim Belt Vlad beat Povetkin and then the WBA Regular belt became vacant because he was already the WBA Super champion[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=285Kid;14717604][B]Luis Ortiz fighting for the WBA Interim Belt [/B] Chagaev or Fres to…

Comment by 285Kid on 07-01-2014

[QUOTE=Scott.Weiland;14548583]What happened too Ortiz,I thought he was mandated challenger,obviously Povetkin now faces Charr.Ortiz had other plans too ?[/QUOTE] Luis Ortiz fighting for the WBA Interim Belt [QUOTE=Hougigo;14549563] It's vacant because Klit absorbed it[/QUOTE] Vlad beat Povetkin and then the WBA…

Comment by Pigeons on 05-13-2014

I hope this happens. Just so Fres Oquendo could have a shot at becoming heavyweight champion. Just typing that makes me smile. This is heavyweight boxing in 2014. Doesn't say much for the future.

Comment by joe strong on 05-13-2014

decent scrap but neither should be considered for a title shot...

Comment by Hougigo on 05-13-2014 It's vacant because Klit absorbed it

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