Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Felix Trinidad Still Has Faith in Felix Verdejo To Prove His Hype

By Miguel Rivera

As soon as his name began to circulate, Felix 'El Diamante' Verdejo - without knowing it - was in the sights of triple world champion Felix 'Tito' Trinidad.

Trinidad had so much interest in the ex-Olympian's abilities that he even baptized him in the middle of his appointment to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in June 2014 as his possible successor when he barely had 13 professional fights.

Verdejo, who still maintains a flawless record of 23-0 and 15 KO's, has lost some of his shine as a potential star, because of his recent performances in the ring - where the boxer looked vulnerable and unable to land his punches, and also taking into account his reckless motorcycle accident from last August where suffered numerous injuries that forced him to postpone a planned world title fight with WBO champion Terry Flanagan.

felix-verdejo (8) (720x478)_1

Trinidad, regarded as one of the top figures in the history of Puerto Rican boxing, has a lot of faith that Verdejo will bounce back to once again shine as a future star in the sport.

"Felix has to stay focused. Also he has to stay with his team, with his people. You can not lose the perspective that you always have to train hard," Trinidad told Carlos Narvaev. "I have to be very clear that for every opponent you have to train hard. There is no such thing as a small opponent in this sport."

"He has the skills and he is also a great human being. Whenever I have spoken with him, I speak from the heart. I have no doubt that he is on his way [to becoming a star] and that his team is helping him. He learned some things."

"I was responsible and dedicated. I worked hard in my time and I was healthy. I know that Felix will be a champion. He is part of that great group that is coming up in the ranks like Manny Rodriguez, Angel Acosta and many others. I know Puerto Rico wants to see him to become world champion."

Tags: Felix Verdejo image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 03-13-2017

I say, get him tested. No need in him taking slaps forever, these things accumulate. A title shot now would be a sanguine attempt at best. We still don't know what level he is, but I don't see him getting…

Comment by RomanReigns on 03-13-2017

Roach needs to train him

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 03-13-2017

[QUOTE=BucaRican;17499138]No way no how. Juanma only had power, no head movment just stright up I am gonna knock you out thats all. Verdejo is all around gifted, his issues are trainer related and environment. He has the tools great footwork,…

Comment by BucaRican on 03-13-2017

[QUOTE=OctoberRed;17498703]Juanma - 2.0[/QUOTE] No way no how. Juanma only had power, no head movment just stright up I am gonna knock you out thats all. Verdejo is all around gifted, his issues are trainer related and environment. He has the…

Comment by Rikanlynx86 on 03-13-2017

The thing I see wrong with Feliz is he is a one trick pony in the ring recently. He looks for the same coubters, and only throws 1 or 2 at a time. Never throws combinations and his opponents figure…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (8)
Top Headlines Bob Arum: I Don't Believe There's An Al Haymon; He's Fictional Team Kautondokwa Praise Ruling on Saunders, Andrade Shot Frampton Open To Gary Russell, Smiles at Warrington's Style Lewis Benson Vows To Bounce Back, Wants Coyle Rematch Zolani Tete To Be Trained By Floyd Mayweather Sr. McGregor's Trainer Doesn't Rule Out Malignaggi Boxing Match Ricky Hatton Expects Very Big Things From Nathan Gorman This Bud's For You, Crawford's Stock Continues To Rise Adonis Stevenson: I'll Prove I'm Still #1, I'll Knock Gvozdyk Out! Mikael Zewski vs. Ali Funeka Set For Stevenson-Gvozdyk Card Rey Vargas Planning To Make Title Defense in December Felix Verdejo vs. Yardley Armenta Cruz on November 10 Ruben Villa Outpoints Miguel Carrizoza Over Eight Rounds Eduardo Hernandez Draws Heavy Interest From U.S. Promoters Wilder Offers Apology Over Mascot, Network Denies Injury Hearn: Chisora, Not Luis Ortiz, is Frontrunner For Whyte Kavaliauskas-Arriaza Winner Could Be Next Foe For Crawford Bob Arum: I Would Love To Make Crawford-Spence Fight Next Khabib To Mayweather: In The Jungle, There is Only One King! Crawford-Benavidez Does Big Ratings For ESPN Photos: Mikaela Mayer Dominates Vanessa Bradford Over Eight Shakur Stevenson: I Want Lee Selby Next, Calling Him Out Forever Photos: Shakur Stevenson, Mike Alvarado, Adames Get KO Wins Crawford Coach: I Told Benavidez He'd Get His Ass Kicked! Photos: Terence Crawford Blasts Jose Benavidez in Twelfth Photos: Francesco Patera Hands Lewis Ritson First Career Loss Photos: Robbie Davies Beats Glenn Foot in Bloody Title Battle Photos: Joshua Buatsi, Dave Allen Grab KO Wins in Newcastle Terence Crawford: It Feels So Good To Shut Jose Benavidez Up Zolani Tete: I Hope Burnett Wins, I've Always Wanted To Face Him Amanda Serrano Gets Submission Win in Second MMA Bout Jose Benavidez: I'm Great Too, I Gave Crawford a Hell of a Fight! Angel Acosta Drills Abraham Rodriguez in Two Rounds Terence Crawford-Jose Benavidez - CompuBox Punch Stats Crawford Breaks Down, Drops, Knocks Out Benavidez in Twelfth Crawford vs. Benavidez - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Shakur Stevenson Demolishes Viorel Simion in One Round Mike Alvarado Announces 'I'm Back' After Destroying Journeyman Adames Drops Conley Three Times, Stops Him In Second Round Mikaela Mayer Drops, Decisions Vanessa Bradford
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement