Fres Oquendo vs David Izon official on-site programme SIGNED and INSCRIBED "Fast" & DATED 12/14/01 by Fres Oquendo, 1st December 2001, Jacob Javits Center, New York.
Oquendo W TKO 3
* Izon was beaten in three one-sided rounds, though he never left his feet.
* Compubox numbers: Izon landed 9 punches of 72 (12%), Oquendo landed 60 punches of 166 (36%).
Fres Oquendo was born April 1, 1973 in Puerto Rico, and is a heavyweight. He had a successful amateur background and has shown huge potential as a pro.
As an amateur, Oquendo was the 1993 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion.
Known as "Fast Fres" and "The Big O", Oquendo turned pro in 1997 and won his first 22 bouts, including impressive victories over Duncan Dokiwari, Bert Cooper, Clifford Etienne, David Izon, and Obed Sullivan. In 2002, while at his peak, Oquendo took on fading David Tua. Oquendo controlled the fight until the late rounds, and Tua stopped him in the 9th.
In 2003 Oquendo came from behind to TKO Maurice Harris in the 10th, setting up a shot at IBF Heavyweight Title holder Chris Byrd. Byrd took a close decision. In 2004, Oquendo got another shot at a belt, WBA Heavyweight Title holder John Ruiz. In a close fight, Ruiz was able to come up with a late surge to stop Oquendo in the 11th. Oquendo then took a two-year hiatus from the ring, returning in early 2006.
Oquendo lost a controversial unanimous decision to four-time former World heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield on November 10, 2006 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
He recently lost a fight to James Toney on December 13, 2008 and lost by split decision after he was deducted a point in the 8th round for a rabbit punch.
He fought Bruce Seldon on July 24, 2009 and defeated him by knockout in the 9th round and which Seldon took a knee in round 8 and in round 9 was knocked down and was counted out.
As of July 2009 his record stands at 31-5 with 20 knockouts.