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Jonathan Oquendo Tired of Waiting, Wants His Big Shot

By Jhoony Gonzalez

The number two contender in the rankings of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) at 122 pounds, Jonathan Oquendo, is tired of waiting for a shot at the title. He says the WBO continues to push him back, while other fighters are getting the opportunity to fight for the title - like last weekend when Nonito Donaire defeated Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. for the vacant WBO super bantamweight title.

According to Jose Sanchez, promoter Felix 'Tutino' Zabala is lobbying Vazquez Jr. to get another shot at the WBO-interim title because Donaire suffered a hand injury in the contest - but the injury is likely not going to prevent a summer showdown between Donaire and Mexico's Jorge Arce.

"I do not care about a fight with Vazquez [for an interim-title]. I want to fight with Nonito. If I have to wait [for Donaire], I'll wait. But I'm not going to risk my position unnecessarily in other fights. They made me wait for [Fernando] Montiel, who got knocked out. Then they placed Vazquez ahead of me. We tried to fight Vazquez and I do not know what happened. Then [Jorge] Arce knocked him out. We wanted to fight with Arce, but he decided to move down in weight. And then I wanted to fight Nonito [for the title] and they gave Vazquez the chance, who lost again. Will [the WBO] give [Vazquez] yet another chance, after he already lost twice? I am offended," Oquendo said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PureBoxingCEO on 02-12-2012

This kid is hanging out with thugs in Puerto Rico so i dont anticipate anything good for this fella

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 02-12-2012

Hes been.waiting a minute he should try n get montiel in the ring then go for a title

Comment by Tomasio on 02-12-2012

[B][I]Oquendo's sorry ass hasn't beaten anyone worthy of him earning a title shot!!! & ANY of the topnotch guys of the division will KNOCK HIM THE FUK OUT!! Now he doesn't want Vazquez Jr cause he knows he gonna get…

Comment by kidcuban on 02-12-2012

Oquendo why u don't call Rigondeaux out. He is world champ and He is available.

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