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 Last update:  10/7/2012       Read more by Jhonny Gonzalez         
   
Felix Verdejo, Young Olympian is Heading To Top Rank
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By Jhonny Gonzalez

According to multiple sources, Puerto Rican Olympian Felix Verdejo is turning pro - and the 19-year-old amateur star has made a decision to sign a promotional agreement with Top Rank. 

Verdejo was being pursued for the last few weeks by Top Rank, Golden Boy Promotions and Gary Shaw. And although Golden Boy made a tempting offer, according to sources close to the fighter, he ultimately chose Top Rank, who groomed some of the top Puerto Rican stars of the last decade - including Miguel Cotto, Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez and Ivan Calderon.

Verdejo was one of the most talked about fighters in the 2012 Olympic Games. He performed very well, and even held his own against the man most regard as the best amateur fighter in the world, Vasyl Lomachenko, as the two traded punches in the quarter-finals. Lomachenko, with far more experience under his belt, notched a 15-9 victory and moved forward to secure his second Olympic gold medal.

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comment by AntonTheMeh, on 10-08-2012
[QUOTE=HeroBando]This guy looked great in the olympics, better than jantony.[/QUOTE] they both looked good. i like jantony a little better. the kid looks like a natural.

comment by HeroBando, on 10-08-2012
This guy looked great in the olympics, better than jantony.

comment by AntonTheMeh, on 10-08-2012
[QUOTE=Basco]Jantony is ying amateur, he got a deal through the olympic comitee from PR to attend to the next Olympic games. He wants to be the first Puertorrican boxer to attend to 2 Olympic games.[/QUOTE] he turned 17 at the olympics right? [QUOTE=boricuajr23]I just asked him on Facebook...

comment by AnimalisticMeth, on 10-07-2012
[QUOTE=boricuajr23]I just asked him on Facebook. Verdejo is debuting at 130. He is 5'9.[/QUOTE] 130 is right there for the pickings. I could see him with a belt by his 15th fight.

comment by 285Kid, on 10-07-2012
Thomas Dulorme need to jump to Top Ranks Bob Arum does a good job making Puerto Rican stars..

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