Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Felix Verdejo Having Sessions With a Sports Psychologist

By Miguel Rivera

While rising Puerto Rican star Felix Verdejo (23-0, 15 KOs) waits for a determination on where and when he will fight again, he is attending sessions with a sports psychologist.

The fighter's team enlisted the services of a specialist shortly after Verdejo's fight against Nicaraguan Oliver Flores in February. The young Puerto Rican was in trouble at the end of the fight, which he won by unanimous decision. His team admitted their disappointment with his performance at the end of the contest.

"Felix is ??working with a sports psychologist. We think it can help him work with his decision making and everything that represents his career right now," said Ricky Marquez, manager and coach of Verdejo, to Carlos Gonzalez.

verdejo-flores-fight (9)

Verdejo's last few fights have been drawing a lot of criticism, because while he was victorious he appeared to struggle at times and was hit way too often by his opponents. He also wasn't explosive during the fight with his power punches doing less damage than expected.

He also nearly derailed his entire career in 2016 after being careless with a motorcycle, which resulted in a crash with several minor injuries suffered.

The fighter has been seeing the specialist for about two weeks.

"I have known the person since my days working with the national team during the Central American Games of 2010 (Mayagüez). I find him to be a good resource. What we are looking for are people who help the team," said Márquez.

On the other hand, he could not guarantee that Verdejo will be active in New York in June as had been announced.

"There's still nothing on the horizon. We are waiting to see what is next. It is not known if his next fight will be in June. It is supposed to be, but I don't who if it will be yet," said Marquez. 

Tags: Felix Verdejo image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Kigali on 03-04-2017

He's doing the right thing...taking his game to the next level. Ya'll making too much outta' this....really. At least he's doing this before he gets his ass whipped than after.

Comment by RomanReigns on 03-04-2017

[QUOTE=1andonlykingp;17468359]23 is "damn near 30"? :confused:[/QUOTE] For an Asian. Corelone is very poor in Math. Anyway Felix needs to hire a better trainer, and talk to Tito Trinidad.

Comment by i love boxing on 03-03-2017

That is not a good look at all.

Comment by Santa_ on 03-03-2017

He should just fight old ass Juan baby bull Diaz already and see where he's at. Old Baby Bull is still better than that last guy Verdejo struggled with.

Comment by Santa_ on 03-03-2017

:lol1: wtf man this is getting ridiculous.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (19)
Top Headlines Rodriguez-Moloney, Dorticos-Masternak: WBSS Afterthoughts Hearn: If Wilder-Fury Does 1 Million+ Buys, I'll Give Wilder 50-50 Frank Warren: I Thought We Had Deal For Yarde-Monaghan DeGale: I Finally Get a Chance To Outclass Eubank, Shut Him Up Wilder Predicts Very Brutal KO of Fury: His Entire Body Will Spin! Carl Martin Defends WBA Asia Belt Against Chul Suh in Ifugao Tomoki Kameda vs. Abigail Medina Lands on Abema TV A 'Monster' Awaits Rodriguez After Victory Over Moloney Spence: I'm Now #1 at 147, Keith Thurman Must Face Me! Video: Tevin Farmer Talks Gervonta Davis Showdown Video: Sugar Ray Leonard on Pacquiao-Broner, Canelo-Andrade Katie Taylor: Amanda Serrano Doing Everything To Avoid Me Hearn: For Golovkin, The Biggest Fight is Canelo Trilogy at DAZN Video: Eddie Hearn Reacts To Canelo-Andrade, Murata's Loss Video: Brant's Promoter Reacts To Big Win Over Murata Video: Lomachenko Talks Pedraza Fight, Linares Rematch Video: Rob Brant Reacts To His Big Win Over Murata Photos: Tevin Farmer Blasts Out James Tennyson To Retain Michael Conlan: Now I Want Real Opponents - Top 10, Top 15 Hearn Erupts: Wilder Wants 60-40 For Joshua? F*** Off! Murata Admits: Brant Made Me Feel My Skills Are Limited Photos: Naoya Inoue, Emmanuel Rodriguez - Go Face To Face Photos: Katie Taylor Celebrates Big Win With Conor McGregor Farmer To Gervonta Davis: Why You Not Fighting? I Want You! Hearn: Canelo Has 11-Fight Deal, One of Them Will Be Andrade! Photos: Demetrius Andrade Proves Too Good For Kautondokwa Photos: Rob Brant Upsets The Odds, Stuns Ryota Murata Photos: Michael Conlan, Vladimir Nikitin Get Las Vegas Wins Photos: Maxim Dadashev Decisions a Game Antonio DeMarco Video: Arum Reacts To Murata's Big Loss, Pacquiao-Haymon Pact Video: Crawford's Coach Reacts To Pacquiao's 'Scared' Claim Hughie Fury: I'd Take April Date With Joshua in a Heartbeat Hearn: I Don't Want To Wait Until 12/1 For Wilder-Joshua Talks CompuBox: Rob Brant Throws 1,262 Shots at Ryota Murata Bob Arum: Congrats To Rob Brant, He Deserved The Win Andrade Drops, Dominates Kautondokwa For WBO Belt Rob Brant Shocks Ryota Murata For Title, Derails Golovkin Plans Emmanuel Rodriguez Edges Jason Moloney, Faces Inoue Next Katie Taylor Dominates Cindy Serrano, Wins All 10 Rounds Maxim Dadashev Decisions Antonio DeMarco Over Ten
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement