SHANNON BRIGGS VS. FRES OQUENDO IS SET FOR THE WBA CHAMPIONSHIP
After a rescheduled purse bid earlier this month, a deal has now been agreed between both parties.
Briggs will face 43-year-old Oquendo who has been out of action since a majority decision loss to Ruslan Chagaev for the vacant belt in July 2014.
“We are really excited that we were able to reach an agreement with Kris Lawrence and Henry Rivalta of the Heavyweight Factory,” said John Wirt, CEO of Square Ring Promotions.
“It was a long process and a difficult negotiation, but the good news is that Fres will now have the chance to finally win the WBA Heavyweight crown.
” I want to thank Gilberto Mendoza, George Martinez and everyone else at the WBA for this great opportunity.” “Fres is in fantastic shape and he is focused on winning this bout like I have never seen before,” said Bobby Hitz, President of Hitz Boxing.
“I met with him today and watched him spar and he looked awesome. His preparation is second to none and I predict it is going to be a great fight.”
The “Let’s Go Champ” movement has really gained popularity amongst fight fans worldwide and Shannon has done a great job promoting himself since the comeback began.
Will he put himself in the record books to become 3 time heavyweight champion of the world at the ripe age of 45? Only time will tell.