Advertisement
Advertisement

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.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Lara: Fans Will Get Tired of Golovkin's Easy Fights, He Needs Me Zabala To Take Stand in $27 Million Lawsuit vs. Canelo/Golden Boy Photos: Francisco Vargas, Orlando Salido Face-Off at 'A Los Golpes' Vargas, Salido Confident of Victory: Chavez Expects FOTY War Oscar Valdez Opens Camp in Carson For WBO World Title Fight Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury is an Immense Fight, Says DiBella Roach Wants One Tune-Up For Chavez Jr. - Then Golovkin Fight WBO, WBC Have No Issue Sanctioning Canelo vs. Smith or Charlo Tony Bellew Ready: I Would Tank David Haye Any Day of The Week! Jose Pedraza To Be Ringside For Lomachenko-Martinez Bout Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams Set Down for July 16, Quebec David Haye To Tony Bellew: I'm a Bitch? I'll Smash You To Bits! Nietes' Promoter To Discuss Possible Juan Francisco Estrada Clash Drozd To Exercise WBC Title Shot, Starts Camp For Tony Bellew Joseph Parker's Handlers Are Open To David Haye Showdown Thomas Williams: A lot of People Wrote Me Off in Rodriguez Fight Dillian Whyte: I Got a 2 Year Ban, Browne Got 6 Months For PED! Golovkin's Coach: Kovalev Will Be Too Much For Andre Ward! Photos: Tony Bellew Grabs WBC Title With Vicious KO of Makabu Photos: David Price, Paul Smith Rack Up Big Wins in Liverpool Daily Bread Mailbag: Kovalev-Ward, Canelo-GGG, Crawford, More David Price is Hungry To Get His Hands on Anthony Joshua Hearn: If Haymon Brings Sack of Money - Burns vs. Broner in Vegas Andre Berto Targets Danny Garcia: I Want To Make a Statement! "Fighting Words" - The Revolving Door and Boxing's Changing Faces Mayweather Continues To Push a McGregor PPV With Poster Gervonta Davis is Set To Face Mario Rorozco on Barthelemy-Bey Photos: Orlando Salido Arrives in LA For Francisco Vargas War Mosley Tabs Porter Over Thurman: He Has Better Chin, Endurance Hearn: Badou Jack-Callum Smith is The Fight We're Pushing For Mares: Don't Rule Out Possibility of Cuellar Getting Knocked Out! Deontay Wilder's Handlers Reach Out To Alexander Ustinov Kosei Tanaka Stops Rene Patilano in Six Rounds in Nagoya, Japan Video: Shane Mosley Jr. Reflects on Win, The Future, More Tony Bellew: I'll Face That Bitch David Haye on That Joker Channel! Denis Shafikov, Joel Diaz Jr. To See Action on June 11 in El Monte Tony Bellew Gets Off The Deck, Brutal KO of Makabu For WBC Belt Video: David Avanesyan, Trainer Talk Win Over Shane Mosley Stephen Smith, Sean Dodd, Scott Fitzgerald All Victorious Video: Roberto Duran on Mosley Defeat To Avanesyan
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement