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Manuel Charr vs. Fres Oquendo targeted for May 4th in Chicago

By Jim Dower: Fres Oquendo’s management surprisingly won the purse bid on Friday with a winning bid of $600,000 for his mandatory title shot against WBA World heavyweight champion Manuel Charr. The fight is expected to take place on May 4th in the 45-year-old Oquendo’s hometown of Chicago, but there’s also a chance that the […]

Manuel Charr to defend against Fres Oquendo in U.S

On November 25, 2017 Manuel Charr beat Russia’s Alexander Ustinov in Oberhausen, Germany, to claim the vacant WBA World Heavyweight Championship. For his first title defense, “Diamond Boy” Charr will most probably come to the United States to face mandatory challenger Fres Oquendo. With 600,000 US-Dollars, Oquendo’s team won the purse bid held in Toronto, […]

Manuel Charr vs. Fres Oquendo purse bid on Feb. 9th

By Allan Fox: WBA has a purse bid scheduled for the title fight between WBA World heavyweight champion Manuel Charr (31-4, 17 KOs) and #2 WBA Fres Oquendo (37-8, 24 KOs) for February 9th. Oquendo, 44, hasn’t fought since losing to Ruslan Chagaev by a 12 round majority decision on July 6, 2014. … Read

WBA orders Manuel Charr and Fres Oquendo to start negotiations

By Tim Royner: Manuel Charr won’t have a lot of time to savor his win over Alexander Ustinov from last Saturday night, because the World Boxing Association has ordered Charr and 44-year-old Fres Oquendo to begin negotiations for a fight, according to Fight News. … Read

Joshua will need to face Charr-Ustinov vs. Oquendo winner eventually

By Scott Gilfoid: WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will eventually need to face the winner of tonight’s fight between Manuel Charr and Alexander Ustinov fight. Ustinov (34-1, 25 KOs) is fighting Charr (30-4, 17 KOs) for the vacant WBA World heavyweight title in Oberhausen, Germany. The World Boxing Association is interested in reducing the number […]

Fres Oquendo vs. Kubrat Pulev possible for WBA heavyweight title

According to Bobby Hitz, the President of Hitz Boxing, he is in talks to possibly bring the first WBA Heavyweight Championship fight in over 35 years to Chicago. “Yes, I can confirm that my co-promoter, Roy Jones, Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions, and I have spoken to Kubrat Pulev’s promoter, Sauerland Event in Germany, about promoting […]

Team Oquendo Denies that Charr vs. Ustinov is for WBA Heavyweight Title

Bobby Hitz, the President of Hitz Boxing and co-promoter of Fres Oquendo, together with Roy Jones, Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions, came out swinging this morning after reading reports that the Manuel Charr vs. Alexander Ustinov bout that is being announced for November 25, 2017 in Germany will be for the WBA Heavyweight Title. “We have […]

Shannon Briggs vs. Fres Oquendo called off

By Jim Dower: Shannon Briggs won’t be fighting Fres Oquendo for the vacant WBA heavyweight title on June 3. The fight was canceled on Tuesday following the news of the 44-year-old Briggs testing positive for increased level of testosterone during a test conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency last month on May 14. Briggs and […]

Shannon Briggs tests positive, fight with Oquendo to be called off?

By Jim Dower: In bad news for former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs’ career, he allegedly has tested positive for increased testosterone levels, according to Dan Rafael. The positive test means that the 45-year-old Briggs’ scheduled June 3rd fight against 44-year-old Fres Oquendo (37-8, 24 KOs) will be called off. Briggs and Oquendo were supposed […]

Briggs vs. Oquendo – Press Conference Quotes & Photo

Heavyweight contenders Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs and Fres Oquendo faced off for the first time today (Tuesday, May 9) before they battle for the WBA Heavyweight Championship on Saturday, June 3 in the main event of Backyard Brawl: Briggs vs. Oquendo taking place at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in […]

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