Latin From Manhattan
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Verdejo reminds me a little of this Cuban prospect of the same age, Hairon Socarras. Both of them are good, young fighters that may or may not turn out to be something. It's just too early to tell with these guys. They're good, but they're not that good. They're not phenoms. You can sleep on these kids for a few years before they're truly worth watching.
It's not too often you get some extraordinary talent. You know it when you see it. Verdejo and Socarras would get pummeled by some 28 year-old journeyman with thirty fights. Mike Tyson was annihilating guys like that when he was 19. Wilfredo Benitez was only seventeen when he became a world champion. Ordinary mortals need time.