HOLLYWOOD, FLA/ NEW YORK (December 6, 2010)—TOMORROW night, a crossroads heavyweight fight between former Heavyweight champion Oliver McCall and former world title challenger Fres Oquendo will take place with huge implications for the winner. The bout will headline a card from the beautiful Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida and will be seen around the world, LIVE on www.gofightlive.tv
The bout will be for the IBF Intercontinental Heavyweight championship.
The bout plus a full undercard can be seen LIVE at 7pm est. for just $9.99 by clicking: http://www.gofightlive.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/Tuesday_Night_Fights__McCall_Vs_Oquendo/894
With the consistent uncertainty in the Heavyweight division, the winner of this bout will get a big leg up in being able to once again compete for the Heavyweight championship of the world.
McCall has a career that has spanned twenty-five years, has a record of 54-10 with thirty-seven knockouts.
McCall has been in the ring with just about every big-time Heavyweight that has competed in the last quarter century as he has shared the ring with former undisputed champion James “Buster” Douglas (L 10); Former Cruiserweight champion Orlin Norris (L 10) ; Former WBA Heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon (TKO 9); former world title challenger Tony Tucker ( L 12) before shocking the world by stopping WBC Heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis with the right hand heard round the world on September 24, 1994.
McCall made one defense against the legendary Larry Holmes before dropping the belt to Frank Bruno in Bruno’s homeland of England.
Two fights later he lost a rematch to Lewis in an effort to regain the WBC crown.
McCall then racked up thirteen straight victories, which included a stoppage over former WBO champion Henry Akinwande, McCall lost a close decision to former world title challenger DaVarryl Williamson.
McCall once again ripped off a long winning streak as he won ten straight before losing to former world title challenger and former Cruiserweight champion Juan Carlos Gomez.
McCall has won three of his last four which includes has fight when he dropped a twelve round unanimous decision to Timur Ibragimov on June 15.
Oquendo has not been around as long as McCall but he is still a tough veteran and has a lot of success beating top competition.
Oquendo has a record of 32-6 with twenty-one knockouts and has been a pro for thirteen years.
Oquendo won his first twenty-one bouts which included solid wins over Duncan Dokawari (12-0); former world title challenger Phil Jackson (42-7); former world title challenger Bert Cooper; A breakout performance over Clifford Etienne and a 3rd round stoppage over David Izon (27-3) before Oquendo’s first loss came at the hands of future world title challenger David Tua (27-3).
After two wins, Oquendo received two consecutive shots at the world Heavyweight title.
On September 20, 2003, Oquendo dropped a twelve round unanimous decision to IBF Champ Chris Byrd in a bout that many believed that Oquendo won. That earned him an opportunity to fight WBA champion John Ruiz in Madison Square Garden.
This was a bout that was basically even on the scorecards until Ruiz stopped Oquendo in Round 11.
Three fights later, Oquendo lost a hotly disputed decision to former four-time world champion Evander Holyfield.
In his last eight bouts, Oquendo has gone 6-2 with a win over former WBA champion Bruce Seldon and dropping bouts to former world champion James Toney and his last bout which was a razor thin loss to former world cruiserweight champion Jean Marc Mormeck.
In the co-feature world ranked (WBC #8; WBA #4) Welterweight Brad Solomon will put his undefeated mark of 15-0 (seven Knockouts) against tough Anges Adjaho in a ten round bout.
The native of Lafayette, Louisiana has defeated undefeated Ray Robinson (11-0) and knockout artist Kenny Galarza (13-0).
Solomon fought just twelve days ago when he scored a second round stoppage over Javier Gallegos in Nicaragua.
Adjaho has a record of 27-3 with fourteen knockouts and won his first twenty-five fights.
He lost a close split decision to future world champion Miguel Acosta before winning two in a row which included a win over former world title challenger Fernando Angulo.
Adjaho has lost two in a row which includes his last outing when he lost a ten round unanimous decision to Mark Melligan on July 3rd in Reno, Nevada.
12 Rounds Heavyweights—Oliver McCall (54-10, 37 KO’s) vs. Fres Oquendo (32-6, 21 KO’s)
10 Rounds Welterweights—Brad Solomon (15-0, 7 KO’s) vs. Anges Adjaho (25-3, 14 KO’s)
10 Rounds Lightweights—Richard Abril (13-2-1, 6 KO’s) vs. TBA
8 Rounds Heavyweights—Luis Ortiz (4-0, 3 KO’s) vs. TBA
6 Rounds Cruiserweights—Azea Augustama (9-0, 6 KO’s) vs. Epfanio Mendoza (30-10-1, 26 KO’s)
6 Rounds Cruiserweights—Pedro Rodriguez (3-0, 3 KO’s) vs. TBA
6 Rounds Jr. Middleweights—Inocente Fiz (4-0, 2 KO’s) vs. Damian Tinker (3-3, 1 KO)
4 Rounds Heavyweights—Eric Leander (8-1, 6 KO’s) vs. TBA
4 Rounds Heavyweights—Magomed Abdusalamov (8-0, 8 KO’s) vs. TBA