Felix Verdejo in Good Conidtion and Was Conscious, Says Diaz

By Miguel Rivera

As previously reported, undefeated Puerto Rican fighter Felix 'Diamante' Verdejo (22-0, 15KOs) was involved in a motorcycle accident earlier today in the jurisdiction of Rio Grande, towards Carolina. He was taken to the Medical Center in Rio Piedras.

Family, friends and fellow fighters arrived at the medical facility. Fellow boxer Christopher Diaz, who trains with Verdejo at the Diamond Club in Trujillo Alto, said his friend is conscious and talking.

"Felix has only a couple of scratches. He looked in good condition and was conscious. We know he had a helmet on when he fell," said Diaz to Primera Hora. 

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Paramedics reported that Verdejo suffered a blow to the head and lacerations on different parts of the body.

According to preliminary data, Verdejo was riding on PR-3 road towards Fajardo to Carolina at about 5:44 pm when he lost control and fell to the pavement near a car dealership. The boxer was traveling with another motorcyclist who stopped to give assistance.

No word on how this will affect Verdejo's world title shot. The World Boxing Organization recently ordered WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan to make a mandatory defense against the Puerto Rican boxer.

Both sides were given until August 20th to reach a deal, but this latest development may affect that deadline. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum is interested in staging Verdejo vs. Flanagan on November 5th as part of the Manny Pacquiao comeback card at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by alexander28 on 08-08-2016

Boxing and motorcycles don't mix. I rather to buy any sport turbo vehicle which it's safer than a motorcycle. So fuc7k motorcycles.

Comment by r1onnie2 on 08-08-2016

Leave them damn bikes alone, they are nothing to play with. I know a few people who have died from messing around on motorcycles.

Comment by PrBoxing88 on 08-08-2016

this accident has nothing to do with his skills, he problably still gonna fight in november....

Comment by BestPR on 08-08-2016

[QUOTE=Beercules;16931250]My family is from Ponce, haven't been there since like 1998 I was 7 lol. Girls like bikes here too but nah, I don't want to chop my legs off[/QUOTE] ...ya tu sabes...Ponce es Ponce...but back in the day it…

Comment by Corelone on 08-08-2016

[QUOTE=Steve plunger;16931364]Frank warren is behind this and was seen tampering with Verdejo's break cables...anything to keep Verdejo away from Flanagan lol[/QUOTE] He buttered the tires.

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