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 Last update:  5/27/2014       Read more by Rey Colon         
   
Team Verdejo Open To Valdez Clash, But Not Pedraza
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By Rey Colon

Ricky Marquez, trainer and manager of undefeated lightweight Felix 'Diamante' Verdejo (12-0, 9 KO's), did not rule out a future brawl with Mexic's Oscar Valdez (11-0, 11 KO's), who competes in the super featherweight division and holds the NABF championship.

"That's a possibility. All fighters who are at or near our weight can be [possibilities] and especially if they are with the same company, Top Rank. That would make things easier. We know he's a good fighter and he is also being developed. Someday we would like to have the opportunity to fight with him," he said.

A future fight that Marquez ruled out is an all-Puerto Rico clash between Verdejo and José Pedraza (16-0 10 KOs), the reigning 130-pound champion under the IBO.
 
"I don't think so. That's my brother. We have spoken about that and I do not think that it ever happens. Instead, we would like Pedraza to be a champion for many years and that we'll achieve a championship someday, so Puerto Rico would share in two champions," he said.

Rey Colon covers boxing for thesportpress.com

Tags: Jose Pedraza , Oscar Valdez , Felix Verdejo


 

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comment by BrushMyHair, on 05-28-2014
Valdez would whoop verdejo. And So would Danny Garcia.

comment by Cee Mac Eleven, on 05-28-2014
[QUOTE=Blount Brother]What a coward.[/QUOTE] They all are. And when they get whopped, they make excuses. LOL

comment by apocalypto, on 05-28-2014
[QUOTE=Da Boxer]Verdejo will brutalize Valdez who is nothing but a come forward brawler. Prince Verdejo feeds of dudes like that. He has been brought up to deal with that style. Can wait to see him pop Valdez' cherry![/QUOTE] Lol silly ricans. Like undefeated cotto and cintron did to ma...

comment by Dinamita 03, on 05-28-2014
[QUOTE=Da Boxer]Verdejo will brutalize Valdez who is nothing but a come forward brawler. Prince Verdejo feeds of dudes like that. He has been brought up to deal with that style. Can wait to see him pop Valdez' cherry![/QUOTE] Neither fighter has yet fought anyone with a pulse yet you ha...

comment by Corelone, on 05-28-2014
Verdejo is going to LET Pedraza keep his title. LOL.

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