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Fres Oquendo Withdraws From Prizefighter Tourney

Due to the death of 47 year old Wendall Granville long time friend and partner in his non-profit charity: Fres Oquendo Boxing Academy, Fres Oquendo, has decided to remove himself from the World Class International Competition. Oquendo, who was considered by many as a strong favorite to win the tournament, just received the news about his friends passing. "My first phone call was to WBA heavyweight champion David Haye to inform him of the news, He was extremely supportive and said the decision was up to Fres" said Oquendo's manager Tom Tsatas, Oquendo also has the full support and understanding of his promoters John Wirt of Square Ring Promotions and Bobby Hitz of Hitz Boxing.
 
"The sudden loss of a friend is devastating and I am in deep shock, Wendell, helped get me off the streets when I was a knucklehead and stuck with me through all the malaise of boxing for nearly 20 years all the way to helping me make the FOBA come to fruition. I feel I should to be here with his family and partake in any arrangements the family will make this upcoming week. I'd thank my friend, David Haye, and my team for their support" stated Oquendo.
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Freedom . on 04-29-2011

[QUOTE=John Smith III;10454166]Any body ever consider maybe Oquendo cant leave the country and maybe he didnt tell that to Prizefighter when he signed the contract?[/QUOTE] I remember he had problems with that in the past, due to legal issues.

Comment by John Smith III on 04-29-2011

Any body ever consider maybe Oquendo cant leave the country and maybe he didnt tell that to Prizefighter when he signed the contract?

Comment by DigitalBeast on 04-29-2011

[QUOTE=SERVILEV;10453554]this maybe hayes only opportunity [b]too[/b] pull out aswell!! lol[/QUOTE] Is being an idiot considered cool these days?.. Seeing this kind of crap seemingly more and more lately...:sad: You start names with a capital letter, by the way. If you…

Comment by SERVILEV on 04-29-2011

this maybe hayes only opportunity too pull out aswell!! lol

Comment by Freedom . on 04-29-2011

[QUOTE=1mb11;10453420]Drawing Mike Perez in the first round probably helped with his decision.[/QUOTE] Exactly. I have a feeling they will have no problem finding a suitable replacement.

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