Chagaev-Oquendo rematch ordered
NEW YORK, NY (April 7, 2015) – Square Ring Promotions and Hitz Boxing announced today that District Court Judge Ronnie Abrams for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York entered an order in Oquendo vs. Terek Box Event (Case no. 14-cv-9835) preliminarily enjoining the Defendant from, among other things, “promoting or managing Ruslan Chagaev in any bout for the World Boxing Association (“WBA”) World Heavyweight Championship, unless Mr. Chagaev first shall have defended his WBA heavyweight title against Fres Oquendo or vacated the WBA title.”
“I want to express my profound and sincere thanks to the Court for upholding my rights to a rematch,” said Fres Oquendo. “I went to do the fight in Gronzy last July at a point in time when I was not mentally ready because of medical complications my wife and newborn child were going through, but it was explained to me that this event was very important to the country and so when they promised me more money and an immediate rematch, that induced me to go forward with the fight even though I was not 100%. All I have been seeking in this whole process is what was promised to me. I’ve been training hard and look forward to showing the world what I can do when I am 100%.
“I also want to thank Judd Burstein and Peter Schalk and the rest of their staff who did a fantastic job on a very tight schedule and marshalling over 6,000 pages of documentary evidence. My promoter, John Wirt, had told me that they were the best boxing lawyers in the country and having been through this, I now understand why. I also want to thank my longtime advisor and confidant, Tom Tsatas, who has stood by me through all of this and my co-promoter, Bobby Hitz. Finally, I want to thank our expert witness, Bobby Goodman, who even the other side had to concede on the record was ‘one of the most respected, almost legendary figures in the boxing world.’”
“I believe that Judd’s firm now holds the record for the most number of injunctions issued over the world heavyweight title, which is a testament to his skills as the preeminent boxing attorney in the United States, ” said John Wirt, CEO of Roy Jones, Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions. I want to congratulate Judd and Peter on this historic victory. We will be reaching out to the WBA and our colleagues overseas over the next few days to see if we can now find some common ground to move forward and resolve our differences amicably.
50-year old Heavyweight Contender Bronco Billy Wright to Trek 500 Miles for Charity
LAS VEGAS, NV (April 8, 2015) – 50-year heavyweight contender (WBC #17), Bronco Billy Wright (47-4, 38 KOs), will embark on an incredible 500 mile trek from Las Vegas, through the Grand Canyon, and onto the Phoenix, Arizona area. Titled “Trek for Cures”, Bronco Billy’s goal is to raise $50,000 to continue the fight to find a cure for cancer. In addition, he wants to send a message to the boxing world, more specifically the heavyweight division. The trek will consist of walking, running and bike riding. To help Bronco Billy reach his goal, please CLICK HERE.
“On April 8th I begin a 500 mile Run, Walk and Ride to kick off training camp and to raise money for some charities. This Trek is important to me for many reasons and I am grateful for the support of my family, my team, my friends and all of my supporters. This Trek will last approximately two weeks where we will run, walk and ride from Las Vegas, to the Grand Canyon, and then down to the Phoenix area where we will begin fight camp and training for my upcoming fights. Anyone may join me for any part of the trek. Just contact us and we will schedule where you may join the trek. Any support you give is greatly appreciated. I want everyone to know that I am extremely committed to becoming Heavyweight Champion of the World and this is one of many steps I will be taking to show you. Again, thank you for your support. I am grateful.” – Bronco Billy Wright