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Oquendo mean in ring, nice out of it

Updated: April 16, 2004, 11:49 AM ET
By Thomas Gerbasi | Maxboxing.com

It's kind of ironic that two of the nicer guys in the fight game -- Fres Oquendo and John Ruiz -- are two guys you would not want to meet in a dark alley late at night. Both are known for their willingness to take on all comers, and for finding a way -- whatever way that may be -- to win.

Oquendo, who will challenge for Ruiz's WBA heavyweight title at Madison Square Garden Saturday, is well aware of this contradiction between his lives in and out of the ring.

"It's kind of funny ...

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