Oquendo: I Deserve This Fight More Than Anybody
Wed, 06 Feb 2013
"No one deserves the Klitschko fight more than me," says long-time heavyweight contender Fres Oquendo.
WBA #5 and WBA #12-rated Oquendo (35-7, 23 KOs) can make a strong case for being the next to face WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on April 6 in Hanover, Germany.
"I'm seeing these newcomer kids talking about how they deserve to fight Klitschko. I haven't lost a fight legitimately since 2006. In 2003, I had a world-title fight and lost an outrageous robbery against Chris Byrd. Byrd went on to lose the title that I should have won that night to Wladimir. So, if they hadn't stolen my title from me that night, I would have already had a fight against Wladimir! Me getting the fight against Wladimir is boxing karma making things right."
39-year-old Oquendo, who began his career in 1997, has won countless regional titles and is still stopping the opponents he's supposed to stop. He took out capable veterans Robert Hawkins and Joey Abell in his two latest appearances.
"I'm still as sharp as I've ever been and I know how to get to Wladimir. I've been trying to get him in the ring for years because I see what you need to do to beat him. Plus, if you put my resume next to anybody else's that they're talking about it's like a joke. Nobody else deserves this fight as much as I do. So let's get it done, call my promoter, Bobby Hitz, so I can start training to go over there and kick his ass."
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