Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 5/1/12
Hitz Grateful to Abell for Agreeing to Oquendo Bout The promoter of long-time heavyweight contender "Fast" Fres Oquendo (33-7, 21 KOs) commends Oquendo's next opponent, Minnesota's Joey "Minnesota Ice" Abell (28-5, 27 KOs), for agreeing to fight. Oquendo and Abell will meet for the WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Championship in the 10-round main event of Hitz Boxing's latest "Fight Night at the Horseshoe" event on Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. The bout is presented by Hitz Boxing in conjunction with Roy Jones Jr.'s Square Ring Promotions. "We sent challenges out to a bunch of guys," said promoter Bobby Hitz. "Chris Arreola, Bryant Jennings, Seth Mitchell, the list goes on, and none of them are willing to fight him. Abell was the only one with the balls to step up." Similar to fellow Chicagoan Carlos Molina, the majority of Oquendo's losses have been of a questionable nature. He dropped horrid decisions to Jean-Marc Mormeck and Oliver McCall
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