A day after a lackluster fight of 20 somethings, another top heavyweight and 3 time title challenger, “Fast” Fres Oquendo turns 45 years old today. Oquendo has been dormant nearly four years since losing a controversial decision to Ruslan Chagaev back in July of 2014. Subsequently more malaise followed forcing him by no choice of his own to stay inactive with a federal lawsuit Oquendo’s team won, a retirement by Chagaev, a failed WBA tournament, a surgery, and 2 failed drug tests by Oquendo opponents having kept the now 45 year old out of the ring. However that may be over since his team won a $600,000 purse bid against Team Charr on Feb 9th 2018 in Toronto.
It’s the title fight that will not go away: Manuel Charr, holder of a version of the WBA heavyweight title, against long-time inactive contender Fres Oquendo. As fans may recall, … Read more