OQUENDO, HITZ BOXING TO PURSUE PAYMENT AND REMATCH OF CHAGAEV BOUT

FRES OQUENDO, HITZ BOXING TO PURSUE PAYMENT AND REMATCH OF CHAGAEV BOUT

CHICAGO — November 12, 2014 — Fres Oquendo’s wife and newborn were in the hospital when he boarded a plane to Grozny, Russia in July to take on Ruslan Chagaev for the WBA Heavyweight title – a fight that was slated to take place just 36 hours after his arrival. For his troubles, Oquendo was guaranteed a purse of $1 million dollars and a rematch within 120 days in the event that he lost.

“The only reason I even left my wife and newborn child was because [Chechnyan] President Ramzan Kadyrov and Andre Rabinsky both personally called and guaranteed my safety, a rematch and the $1,000,000 to take care of my family,” said Oquendo. “They literally begged me to go even though I had no sleep, had not worked out in 2 weeks and literally got there an hour before the weigh in.” Rabinsky guaranteed an additional $100,000, per the promoter, when travel plans didn’t go as expected.

Oquendo did indeed lose the fight, in a controversial majority decision, and has since not been paid the purse he agreed to with Rabinsky and Kadyrov – a purse that was secured by the fight contract. Hitz Boxing and Square Ring Promotions have also not been paid the agreed upon promotional fee. “We’ve seen reports this week that Chagaev is looking for an opponent,” said Bobby Hitz, founder and promoter of Hitz Boxing. He’s got an opponent. His opponent is Fres Oquendo. The WBA should make sure this fight happens. It is what both guys agreed to before the fight. The WBA needs to help make sure that Fres gets paid, and that he gets his rematch.”

There were a number of irregularities during the match that Hitz feels the WBA needs to address. “We filed a protest with the WBA in August. What was the Chechnyan President doing climbing up on the apron between rounds to coach Chagaev? That’s blatantly against WBA rules. Rounds were cut short. There was no commission. The whole thing was a farce,” said Hitz.

Hitz continued, “All of this is on paper. We’ve got a lawsuit ready to be filed in the Southern District of New York, naming the WBA, Chagaev’s promoter, Timur Dugazaev, and Malte Mueller-Michaelis, who orchestrated the bout, unless all of this gets resolved. The lawsuit against Dugazaev, Mueller-Michaelis and the WBA will include several charges, including breach of contract and tortuous interference. These parties have employed various delay tactics. We’ve heard excuses ranging from religious holidays, to vacations, to the political climate and everything in between. Enough is enough. We can no longer leave this unresolved, especially since it appears that they are trying to overlook us for the rematch that we’re entitled to, and they are contractually bound to provide.”

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-The Commish :

FRES OQUENDO, HITZ BOXING TO PURSUE PAYMENT AND REMATCH OF CHAGAEV BOUT CHICAGO — November 12, 2014 — Fres Oquendo’s wife and newborn were in the hospital when he boarded a plane to Grozny, Russia in July to take on Ruslan Chagaev for the WBA Heavyweight title – a fight that was slated to take place just 36 hours after his arrival. For his troubles, Oquendo was guaranteed a purse of $1 million dollars and a rematch within 120 days in the event that he lost. “The only reason I even left my wife and newborn child was because [Chechnyan] President Ramzan Kadyrov and Andre Rabinsky both personally called and guaranteed my safety, a rematch and the $1,000,000 to take care of my family,” said Oquendo. “They literally begged me to go even though I had no sleep, had not worked out in 2 weeks and literally got there an hour before the weigh in.” Rabinsky guaranteed an additional $100,000, per the promoter, when travel plans didn’t go as expected. Oquendo did indeed lose the fight, in a controversial majority decision, and has since not been paid the purse he agreed to with Rabinsky and Kadyrov – a purse that was secured by the fight contract. Hitz Boxing and Square Ring Promotions have also not been paid the agreed upon promotional fee. “We’ve seen reports this week that Chagaev is looking for an opponent,” said Bobby Hitz, founder and promoter of Hitz Boxing. He’s got an opponent. His opponent is Fres Oquendo. The WBA should make sure this fight happens. It is what both guys agreed to before the fight. The WBA needs to help make sure that Fres gets paid, and that he gets his rematch.” There were a number of irregularities during the match that Hitz feels the WBA needs to address. “We filed a protest with the WBA in August. What was the Chechnyan President doing climbing up on the apron between rounds to coach Chagaev? That’s blatantly against WBA rules. Rounds were cut short. There was no commission. The whole thing was a farce,” said Hitz. Hitz continued, “All of this is on paper. We’ve got a lawsuit ready to be filed in the Southern District of New York, naming the WBA, Chagaev’s promoter, Timur Dugazaev, and Malte Mueller-Michaelis, who orchestrated the bout, unless all of this gets resolved. The lawsuit against Dugazaev, Mueller-Michaelis and the WBA will include several charges, including breach of contract and tortuous interference. These parties have employed various delay tactics. We’ve heard excuses ranging from religious holidays, to vacations, to the political climate and everything in between. Enough is enough. We can no longer leave this unresolved, especially since it appears that they are trying to overlook us for the rematch that we’re entitled to, and they are contractually bound to provide.”
So, not only was the fight for a worthless paper title created by the WBA, Oquendo wasn't paid for his efforts. What a surprise! -Randy G.


-Radam G :

So, not only was the fight for a worthless paper title created by the WBA, Oquendo wasn't paid for his efforts. What a surprise! -Randy G.
WHY! Surprised about what? Pugs are not paid all the time. The naive souls never learn what boxer-turned Godfather of Soul James Brown always spitted. "Git [$??] your trim paid before the performance in the highest-market rating of the American dollar in gold, diamond or cash or you don't git down. "These booger bears will play you for a clown. And folks laugh at tears of a clown." Man, PLEASE! Fres O musta' fo'got and got distracted on his newborn. He knows/knew that the Russians are like rotten corn. And will try to bribe you with some porn. Everything fabric of the game of boxing is torn. And I'm tellin' because I just feel like yellin.' Hehehe! Our sports is shady and seedy to the maximum. All over the globe, a lot of times, corrupted local promoters don't want to properly pay you, so they will pay you in stank hos, free flights, from hotel rooms and suites and various other things. I syet you not about the "theatre of the unexpected." There is corruption and all types of bulljives going on everywhere. And embarrassed-arse pugs are not going to holla it out. They pretend that everything is copacetic. I'm shocked that Fres O has come true with it. Even Da Don K did it to GOAT Ali a few times. All I do is spit the actually of the reality. And tell you that there are optical illusions everywhere. But many readers here have called me TSS's "paid monkey" put here to "plant stories to keep up the ratings." The dirty doers in the game are laughing their arses off because they immune to their deep dirt and believe that it's aight. WTF! Doubters are funny shouters. If I'm that "paid monkey," Da Don K is running this outfit and is straight robbing me. Hehehe! Why is the truth so darn hard to believe among stanks -- I mean Yanks? No matter what, a lot of it is taken as bullsyet because apparently people aren't use to hearing bold truths. I'm reminded of how I wrote in the old TSS Universe that female super bad pug "K Wild, Wild" West got no dinero for fighting in Mexico and Texas. And the Mexicans and Texicans in this Univerde came after me with death threats "for being a snitch." And I bet and said that those attackers were a lot of the pugs who didn't get paid and are suffering from the Stockholm Syndrome and posttraumatic stress disorder. Holla!


-Gabrielito :

Somebody please pay those two to NOT fight again.


-Radam G :

Somebody please pay those two to NOT fight again.
Hehehehe! You got jokes. Good one! Holla!


-Gabrielito :

Hehehehe! You got jokes. Good one! Holla! Thanks RG - but "Hulkquez" is gonna be hard to beat, too fn funny!