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Oquendo is Confident He Will Shock Abner Mares

By Miguel Rivera

31-year-old Jonathan Oquendo (24-3, 16KOs) is very confident of handing former three division champion Abner Mares (26-1-1, 14KOs) his second consecutive defeat. Mares has been inactive since last August's first round TKO loss at the hands of Jhonny Gonzalez, the current featherweight champion of the World Boxing Council (WBC). The fight is going to take place on July 12th as part of the Saul Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara Showtime Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"Fighting against Mares is an opportunity that any boxer would like and I will take full advantage. This fight will define my career, my life. It will not be for a world title, but for me it's like it is," said Oquendo to Carlos Gonzalez.

"Mares has a big name and has been a tremendous fighter. I'm prepared to win. I've had three defeats in my career, Mares has had one - but I know that this time [the fight] will be in my favor. After my last fight [in March], I kept training because I knew good things were coming. I do not expect it to be Mares, but he said yes. It is a tremendous opportunity in the future to be a great champion."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dinero fan on 07-01-2014

Keep dreaming oquendo!

Comment by BOXEO _ on 06-30-2014

[QUOTE=Johnny_Roa;14713407]And if you do, no one would be surprised. Jumping from one weight to the other is disrespecting boxing.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Czarczar;14713491]Chin is cracked.[/QUOTE] And on top of that Mares will be coming off almost a year lay off, and that only…

Comment by Czarczar on 06-30-2014

Chin is cracked.

Comment by Johnny_Roa on 06-30-2014

And if you do, no one would be surprised. Jumping from one weight to the other is disrespecting boxing.

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