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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 […]

Shannon Briggs vs. Fres Oquendo on June 3

Two-time world heavyweight champion Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs and three-time title challenger Fres Oquendo will battle for the World Boxing Association (WBA) Heavyweight Championship in the main event of Backyard Brawl: Briggs vs. Oquendo taking place on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. […]

Shannon Briggs vs. Fres Oquendo fight for WBA title on June 3

By Jim Dower: In a battle of old timers, 45-year-old Shannon Briggs will be fighting 43-year-old Fres Oquendo for the vacant WBA World heavyweight title on June 3. The venue for the fight could potentially take place at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida. The World Boxing Association has two titles at heavyweight. The other […]

Square Ring promotions and Hitz Boxing reach agreement with the heavyweight factory for Oquendo vs. Briggs

Pensacola, FL—Square Ring Promotions and Hitz Entertainment Corporation announced today that they have reached an agreement for the Fres Oquendo vs. Shannon Briggs fight for the WBA World Heavyweight Championship.… Read

Shannon Briggs vs. Fres Oquendo to have second purse bid on Feb.23

By Jeff Aranow: Earlier today, heavyweights Shannon Briggs and Fres Oquendo met for a purse bid. Unfortunately for them, there wasn’t a big enough bid to meet the World Boxing Association’s minimum requirement of $1 million, according to Fight News. The WBA has now scheduled a second purse bid for the Briggs-Oquendo fight on February […]

WBA orders Shannon Briggs vs. Fres Oquendo

By Eric Baldwin: The World Boxing Association has ordered heavyweights Shannon Briggs and Fres Oquendo to fight it out for the vacant WBA heavyweight title. Briggs, 46, reportedly wants the Oquendo fight to take place in London, England. Briggs (60-6-1, 53 KOs) has been building a fan base in the UK since fighting on the […]

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