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CURRENT NEWS

November 23 / Kids flock to new Austin Boxing Club, gift from local business owners

The nonprofit boxing club is the dream of an area businessman who had shown promise in the ring in his teen years, but traded the sport for a life of crime.

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October 24 / Feeding America - Feeling Grateful

Team Oquendo and the Fres Oquendo Boxing Academy are honored to be working with the Northern Illinois Food Bank/Feeding America to bring relief to my homeland Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 THANK YOU to all of the volunteers here and in Puerto Rico, you are literally saving lives!

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October 12 / Team Oquendo: Ustinov-Charr Will Be Eliminator, Not For WBA Belt

In case any of my fans are confused. An article was released earlier today that said two other fighters would be boxing for the WBA Regular Heavyweight belt. TeamOquendo quickly responded by getting direct clarification from the WBA President Mr. Mendoza.

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September 25 / Aragon Ballroom - Feeling Blessed

Service before self! The power of social media connecting a group of wonderful people to aid in relief efforts for PuertoRico and Mexico! On Thurs night TeamOquendo responded to a call to action from my friend Daddy Yankee to donate goods at his show in Chicago on Friday. After sharing Daddy Yankee’s post here on this page, one of my fans David Diaz owner of Veterans Motor Transport offered his services including trucks and workers to gather the donations! In less than 24hrs we all made this happen! At the end of the night (David & his daughter Brittany worked in the heat till 5am) collecting from 3 locations including those donated by La Puetorriquena and a group from Elgin. Team Oquendo would like to personally thank everyone who donated their time, money and goods! Please forgive me if you are not listed below & know that we do truly appreciate everyone who helped! Relief donations will continue to be collected! Please check back for drop off locations! 👊🏽 🇵🇷 🇲🇽

Daddy Yankee David Diaz, Brittany Diaz, Mayna Nevarez, Alderman Ariel Reboyras, Angel Zamora, Gary Sipich, Manal Morrar, Chris Beaulieu, Fermin Perez, Marisol Carrillo, Carlos Cintron, Irma Aponte, Otto Serrano Acevedo, Ron Hurley, Raphael Quinones, Christian Fellowship Flock South, Nelie Caraballo, Freddie Caraballo, La Casa Puertorriquena

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September 23 / Aragon Ballroom - Feeling Postive

Collecting supplies in front of Aragon Ballroom at the Daddy Yankee concert for hurricane/earthquake relief! Stop by we will be here all night collecting items!

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September 22 / Feeling Hopeful!

Details are not finalized yet. Will most likely be around the Aragon Ballroom in conjunction with Daddy Yankee’s call to action. EXACT drop off location will be released as soon as details are final! THIS IS HAPPENING TODAY!
PLEASE prepare by gathering and buying these much needed items:
-Bottles of water
-Medicine (Tylenol etc.)
-Flashlights
-Batteries (DD in high demand)
-Diapers/wipes
-Womens personal needs

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June 25 / Who Make A Differene Awards - Feeling Humbled and Honored

I had the privilege this week of being honored by the Illinois State Crime Commission / Police Athletic League of Illinois with the "Ezzard Charles Award" at their Annual "Salute To Those Who Make A Difference" Awards! Special thanks to Tom Messina for nominating me!

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June 7 / Feeling postive about the future!

Thank you once again to everyone who has supported me during this time. Though my fight with Briggs has been cancelled, I still have the privilege of being honored with the Ezzard Charles award by the Illinois State Crime Commission/PAL of Illinois on Wed June 21st in Oak Brook, IL! I would be honored if you would come and support me in receiving this prestigious award!

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June 2 / Statement from Fres Oquendo

Click above or below to find out more information about my search for the WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World.

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May 31 / Meeting Great People

Last week at the IBF Convention I had the opportunity to have talk with the President of the WBA Gilberto Mendoza Jr. an announcement regarding my WBA Heavyweight Championship fight will be made in the near future. — with World Boxing Association / Asociación Mundial de Boxeo.

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May 30 / Never Stop Working!

Just because my fight with Shannon Briggs is off does not mean I stop training! Working hard with Nate Jones here in Miami! Thanks to everyone for your support during this time!

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May 23 / Fres Oquendo speaks to Fightnews on Shannon Briggs Situation

Once again I would like to thank all of my fans for supporting me throughout my career. For those who may not know, my fight against Shannon Briggs scheduled for June 3rd at the Hollywood Hard Rock has been canceled. My opponent, Shannon Briggs has failed a random drug test performed by VADA on May 14th. At this time, the WBA is still reviewing the situation and has not announced the course of action that will be taken regarding this matter. Click above or below to see a statement I made yesterday at the IBF Convention in Tampa, Florida.

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April 11 / Bring On The Fight!

Bringing the title to 5th St. Gym training hard with Dino Spencer!!! Tickets on sale through Ticketmaster! Thanks for the support!

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Feb 18 / Inside The Cave at my restaurant the Biograph Diner!

Join me tonight for my live podcast interview w Inside The Cave at my restaurant the Biograph Diner! Stop by early for dinner too!

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Operation Warm

I enjoyed working with "Operation Warm" and The Big Hurd Show at Dulles School of Excellence. It was great meeting so many warm hearts! Here is the link to the ...

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La inauguración de Acción Latina Boxing Academy en Aurora

El boxeador boricua afincado en Chicago, Fres Oquendo (der.), firma un autógrafo para Octavio García, uno de los prospectos del gimnasio. Abraham Jiménez/Hoy

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Fire Fan

Come join me during the Superbowl for chance to receive a free signed T-shirt!!

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ABC News

Tune in today at 4:30pm to #ABC 7 for a great story on #OakleyFightClub and how their #gym is helping #kids! You may even see me in the segment! Please Share!

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Chicago Tribune

New Illinois laws loosen employment restrictions for ex-offenders

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Univision Interview

To my Spanish speaking fans here is a recap video of my interview at Univision. I talk about the upcoming fight for 2017, my organization FOBA Intl and the wonderful experience I had with my mentor Muhammad Ali.

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