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Team Verdejo Open To Valdez Clash, But Not Pedraza

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

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) 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;14597988]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;14597899]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…

Comment by Dinamita 03 on 05-28-2014

[QUOTE=Da Boxer;14597899]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…

Comment by Corelone on 05-28-2014

Verdejo is going to LET Pedraza keep his title. LOL.

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