Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Felix Verdejo, Young Olympian is Heading To Top Rank

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.

Tags: Top Rank image   Felix Verdejo image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AntonTheMeh on 10-08-2012

[QUOTE=HeroBando;12588303]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;12586502]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…

Comment by AnimalisticMeth on 10-07-2012

[QUOTE=boricuajr23;12586475]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..

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (29)
Top Headlines Parker-Ruiz Title Fight Nearing Sold Out Status in New Zealand Frampton: Santa Cruz Can't Be Busier or Better in Our Rematch Jason Sosa Relfects on Memorable 2016 Run, Maps Out Future Saunders: Need Another Fight Before Golovkin, Other Top Foe Mason Menard Views Ray Beltran Fight As Doorstep To Stardom Wilder: Joshua Has Fought D-Level Guys; Wouldn't Be Big in U.S. Izu Ugonoh Explains His Decision To Sign on With Al Haymon Haye: My Fight is Headline News, Zero Talk About Joshua-Molina Murat Gassiev's Title Win Continues New Cruiserweight Trend Romain Jacob, Due to Vision Issues, Retires From Boxing Parker's Promoter Rips Haye For Taking Easy Route, Easy Money Danny Roman vs. Adam Lopez - WBA Eliminator on ShoBox, 1/20 Ellerbe Couldn't Care Less About McGregor's Trash Talk, Motives Nicholas Walters Vows Redemption: I Will Be Back Even Better! "Fighting Words" - Five Biggest Storylines From This Busy Coming Weekend Kovalev Calls Ward 'Son of Judges,' Mocks Surprised Look In Tweet Michael Katsidis is Latest To Pursue Conor McGregor Payday Video: Andrew Tabiti Talks Career Status, Cruiserweight Division Joseph Parker Taking Klitschko Lessons in The Ring With Ruiz Video: Badou Jack Talks Kovalev-Ward, Mayweather-McGregor Gassiev: I Was Surprised at How Tough Lebedev Was, He Hits Hard Ed Brown, 25, Passes Away Sunday Following Fatal Shooting Andy Ruiz Hits New Zealand Feeling Strong, Confident of Victory Video: Bermane Stiverne Discusses Alexander Povetkin Title Fight Juan Carlos Reveco Bounces Back With Wide Points Win Photos: Murat Gassiev, Denis Lebedev Wage War in Moscow Troyanovsky: I Never Saw The Punch, I Hope To Get a Rematch Murat Gassiev-Denis Lebedev: Post-Fight Report Card Saunders Admits Weight Issue, Needed 6 Months To Drop From 210 Photos: Jesus Cuellar Grinding Hard For Abner Mares Title Defense Fan Favorite Jose Ramirez Wants To Bring HBO Card To Fresno Zlaticanin: I Plan To Knock Mikey Garcia Out, He's Easy To Hit! Chavez Jr. Admits: If I Don't Beat Britsch - Then It's Time To Go! Photos: Billy Joe Saunders Looks Poor in Lackluster Akavov Win Billy Joe Saunders: I'll Do My Two Mandatories, Then a Big Fight Frank Warren Sees Bradley Skeete Going For World Title in 2017 Tony Bellew Hints That David Haye is Broke: His Life is in Turmoil! Julian Williams: I'm More Focused, I Definitely Went The Extra Mile Marcos Villasana Jr. Knocks Out Jorge Luis Rodriguez In Eight McGregor: F*** Mayweather's Manager, I Hold All The Numbers!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement