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Ruslan Chagaev, again the WBA champion, ordered to face Fres Oquendo

The two first fought in 2014, when Chagaev won the vacant title via majority decision.

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Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

Shortly after Lucas Browne's knockout of Ruslan Chagaev, we passed along word that Browne would first defend his title against longtime veteran Fres Oquendo. With Browne now stripped of his title due to a failed drug test for clenbuterol, the burden falls to Chagaev, whom the organization has reinstated as their heavyweight champion.

Chagaev, who will be 34-2-1 (21 KO) once the fight is changed to a no-contest, narrowly edged Oquendo (37-8, 24 KO) two Julys ago via majority decision, yet another title near-miss for Oquendo in a career full of them. The two have a combined age of eighty, making it questionable whether the winner has any real chance of taking out the Wilders and Joshuas of the modern heavyweight division, but it's not a bad fight in terms of competitiveness.

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