Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 27-1-0 (21 KOs=78%) and he is ranked as the No.6 featherweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Nicholas Walters). His only loss occurred in 2011 when he faced Oscar Escandon, since then he has collected ten consecutive victories winning the interim Wba title in 2013, against Claudio Marrero (=Marrero vs Cuellar), and successfully defended it four times, the last one with Vic Darchinyan (=Cuellar vs Darchinyan).
His opponent, Jonathan Oquendo, has an official record of 26-4-0 (16 knockouts) and he entered as the No.17 in the same weight class. He lost to Abner Mares in 2014 (=Mares vs Oquendo) but he came back to win in 2015 defeating Gabino Cota and Jhonny Gonzalez (=Gonzalez vs Oquendo). ‘El Jinete’ Cuellar vs Oquendo is valid for the WBA World featherweight title; undercard of Daniel Jacobs vs Peter Quillin. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Barclays Center, New York, USA
Division: featherweight (126 lbs, 57.2 kg)
Title: WBA World featherweight title
Cuellar’s previous fight: Jesus Cuellar vs Vic Darchinyan
Oquendo’s previous fight: Jhonny Gonzalez vs Jonathan Oquendo
Cuellar’s next fight: Jesus Andres Cuellar vs Abner Mares
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