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Felix Verdejo Injures Wrist, Withdraws From Lozada Fight

By Miguel Rivera

The streak of bad luck that has plagued boxer Felix Verdejo since last year continues.

According to Ricky Marquez, the manager and trainer of the undefeated Olympian, the boxer injured his right wrist while showering in Big Bear Lake, California, and will now return home to Puerto Rico.

Last year, Verdejo was involved in a motorcycle accident and suffered numerous injuries that derailed a planned fight with WBO champion Terry Flanagan.

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Verdejo, 24, was scheduled to face Antonio Lozada on September 22 in Tucson, Arizona. The Puerto Rican, 23-0 with 15 KOs, has not fought since February 2, when he defeated Oliver Flores by unanimous decision. That had been his first fight since his motorbike accident on August 7, 2016.

Verdejo has looked lackluster in his last few fights, which is why he was sent to Big Bear, California to train.

The most recent injury came while the boxer was showering.

"He slipped in the tub and when he fell he twisted his right wrist ," Marquez said to Jose Sanchez. "We took him to a doctor in Big Bear and because of the swelling he told us [Felix] should go two to three weeks without using it. We returned to Puerto Rico today."

Márquez added that although the swell had dropped in the last few hours, at first sight it was obvious that Verdejo would not be able to fight on September 22 as planned. The fight with Lozada was set to keep Verdejo busy while Flanagan recovers from a leg injury.

"The main thing is going to be to immobilize him until he recovers. When he is recovered, we will see when we return to the ring," explained Marquez.

The team training at Big Bear, which includes prospects Henry 'Moncho' Lebrón and Jean Carlos 'Lobito' Torres, among others, will leave California in the afternoon and arrive in Puerto Rico tomorrow at dawn.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 09-04-2017

This guy's career continues to be going in a downward spiral.

Comment by nycsmooth on 09-04-2017

Hurt again he should have an MRI screen on the weak joints and Bones of his body to see where his deficiencies are maybe there's some type of a medicine he could take...

Comment by SCEN3RY on 09-04-2017

top rank not even gonna bother promoting the comeback...no one knows if it will happen.

Comment by vaborikua2014 on 09-04-2017

Very late by boxingscene. I posted this story like 2 or 3 days ago

Comment by SkillspayBills on 09-04-2017

Another setback? When was the last time he fought?

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