Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
James Toney vs. Fres Oquendo: Thompson Withdraws - Boxing News
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Follow BoxingScene
 
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
• Register A Free Account
• Account Login
• Boxing Schedule
• Boxing Champions
• Boxing Downloads
• Boxing Forums
• Boxing News Wire
• Boxing Photos
• Boxing History
• Boxer Search
• Fantasy Betting
• Feedback
• Fitness and Health  
• Free Homepage
• Mixed Martial Arts
• Pound For Pound
• Upcoming Fight Archive
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  12/5/2008       Read more by Aceves PR         
   
James Toney vs. Fres Oquendo: Thompson Withdraws
Share Click Here To Email Printable version Search BoxingScene Database 

LOS ANGELES – Goossen Tutor Promotions was informed today by Dr. Doug Frankel that Tony “The Tiger” Thompson is suffering from acute bronchitis and was given immediate orders to stay out of the gym and subsequently his plans to enter the ring next weekend (December 13) at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa and broadcast on VERSUS to face 3-time World Champion, James “Lights Out” Toney, (70-6-3, 43 KOs) in a scheduled 12-Round NABO/IBA Heavyweight Championship Bout.
 
Upon receiving the news, Goossen Tutor Promotions matchmaker, Tom Brown acted quickly and replaced Thompson, with WBO Latino Heavyweight Champion and former World Title challenger, Fres “The Big O” Oquendo (29-4, 18 KOs) in the 12-round bout.

Oquendo started his career with 22 fights without a loss and in his 23rd took on the hard-punching and undefeated David Tua on April 13, 2002 in a fight Oquendo was dominating until getting caught by a Tua bomb and being stopped in the 9th round.  Two wins later, he fought reigning IBF World Heavyweight Champion Chris Byrd, losing a close and controversial 12-round decision.  His performance in the Bryd fight earned him another World Heavyweight Championship bout against then-champion John Ruiz in his next fight, which was the first time two Puerto Ricans had ever faced each other in a heavyweight championship bout.  In a back-and-forth fight with Ruiz on April 17, 2004, held at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Oquendo was stopped in the 11th round. 

Oquendo came back strong in February 2006 after taking 2005 off, and got back into the win column.  He followed up that victory with a May 25, 2006 win over James Toney’s stablemate, Javier Mora. On November 10, 2006 the “Big O” fought living legend, Evander Holyfield at the San Antonio Alamadome where Holyfield escaped with a very controversial decision victory.  In 2007 and 2008 he’s had three bouts, all victories, two by KO.
 
"I was training for a fight that was recently cancelled, and when I was informed that I had the chance to fight Toney, there was zero hesitation,” said an elated Oquendo.  “This was the opportunity I was looking for.  It gets me right back into a position to challenge for a World Title.” 

The second featured televised bout will showcase 2004 Olympic Gold medalist and #4 WBO and #5 WBC top rated Super Middleweight World contender Andre Ward (16-0, 11 KOs) in a 10-round bout against Estaban “Rocky” Camou (23-4, 19 KOs) of Navojoa, MX.  The Oakland, California native – who captured the NABO title by stopping former Dominican Olympian Jerson Ravelo last June in Grand Cayman -- will be returning to action for the first time since that bout and undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery due to a non-boxing injury.

Also, making his television debut will be East LA 2008 Olympian, Shawn Estrada (1-0, 1 KO) in a 4-round bout.  The rest of the card features IBF #7 Heavyweight World contender Eddie Chambers against Cisse Salif;  Undefeated heavyweight, Malik Scott (31-0, 11 KOs) battles Raphael Butler (34-7, 24 KOs); and the Lil Warrior, Michael Franco in an 8-round Bantamweight bout.

‘Now or Never’ is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions and will air live on VERSUS.

Doors open at 4 PM PT; first non-televised bout at 4:30 PM PT.  The live VERSUS telecast begins at 9PM ET/6 PM PT.



 

 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

comment by Silencers, on 12-07-2008
[QUOTE=Feint]I agree. Although I would also say that there isn't much for Toney to be fighting for at this point anyway.[/QUOTE] True, maybe he's just looking for one more shot at the title.

comment by Feint, on 12-07-2008
[QUOTE=Silencers]Toney should win this one, if he doesn't, he should retire.[/QUOTE] I agree. Although I would also say that there isn't much for Toney to be fighting for at this point anyway.

comment by cusd'amatokid, on 12-07-2008
thompsons ducking him

comment by Hitman932, on 12-06-2008
you can bet your right nut that this fight will stink and it will go the distance.

comment by toosexi, on 12-06-2008
[QUOTE=Dorian]If Toney looses more then 3 rounds in this fight he needs to hang them up[/QUOTE] Toney wins this one easy with right counters. Toney will beat him mentally at the press conference by TALKING SMACK.

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (24) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Key ThrowdownFantasy.com Matchu...
  Bahoeli Sees Lucas Browne as Sp...
  Dickinson-Clarkson, Ajisafe-Sen...
  Hopkins To Shumenov: Be Careful...
  Quigg: I Want To Prove I'm Read...
  Dave Coldwell Expects Fireworks...
  Froch-Groves II: McDonnell-Na R...
  Kid Galahad: Quigg Having Night...
  Jennings-Perez, Geale-Macklin D...
  Thomas LaManna Chooses Peltz Bo...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2014 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved. Material may not be replicated in any manner without the written consent of BoxingScene.com