Felix Verdejo May Head Up To Junior Welterweight Limit of 140

By Miguel Rivera

Felix Verdejo has already returned to the Diamond Boxing Club gym, five weeks after having been defeated by technical knockout at the hands of Antonio Lozada Jr. this past March.

Ricky Marquez, manager and coach of the Puerto Rican boxer, said yesterday that the aspiration of Verdejo after his first defeat is to fight again this summer, but revealed that they will first determine if they will continue campaigning at 135 pounds or if they will rise to the junior welterweight limit of 140.

"Felix was given some evaluations of the muscles and with that data it will be determined if he can do the weight (135 pounds) without losing muscle mass and without having to sacrifice himself," explained Márquez to Carlos Gonzalez.

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"The past two fights gave him problems when it came to making the weight and when he goes 13 months without fighting the body continues to develop. Some analysis is being done and once they determine which is the best weight for Felix, let's proceed. If he makes the weight comfortable, we cane make the next fight at 135," he added.

Verdejo, 24, has already started working hard to shake off inactivity.

"We are training with a view to fighting as soon as possible. For the summer it would be ideal. Felix is ??running, back to the gym and working hard looking to take that defeat out of the system," said Marquez, who leaves the door open to leave the island of Puerto Rico to train.

"We will do our best for Felix. If we have the right scenario in Puerto Rico, we will not leave, but if we have to leave, we can coordinate it. This time it was excellent, the problem was that his body did not respond. They are not looking for excuses. He just did not look right in training."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Arma316 on 04-27-2018

Verdejo is a disaster. He might even lose next time via KO again.

Comment by Carlos c on 04-27-2018

Let verdejo fight mickey garcia and welcome a real defeat, an embarrassing knockout.

Comment by BigZ44 on 04-27-2018

Doesn't matter any more, time has already passed him by. SMH, every time I see Verdejo's name I can't help but feel let down [IMG][/IMG]

Comment by Sosay on 04-26-2018

[QUOTE=rrayvez;18711193]Unless this dude is gonna get a new trainer and train outside of PR, I won't pay him any mind. Great idea to move up in weight when you were manhandled by a guy much bigger than you at a…

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