News | Jan 06 2017

Shannon Briggs ordered to box Fres Oquendo for secondary WBA heavyweight title

Shannon Briggs is set to fight Oquendo this year
Shannon Briggs
Shannon-Briggs  |  Action Images/Reuters/Ina Fassbender

SHANNON BRIGGS has been ordered to fight Fres Oquendo for the WBA’s vacant secondary heavyweight title.

The order was made on January 2 and both parties have 30 days from that date to reach or deal, or else the fight goes to purse bids, which would result in a 50/50 split.

Despite having not fought since his points loss to Ruslan Chagaev in July 2014, Puerto Rican Oquendo has been included in the WBA title muddle due to a court order he was granted after a lengthy legal battle.

 

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