Felix Verdejo NYC Return Eyed For 6/13, With HBO

By Steve Kim

Puerto Rican lightweight prospect, Felix Verdejo (16-0, 12KOs), is pegged for stardom and the heir to the likes of Felix Trinidad and Miguel Cotto. Currently he is scheduled to fight on April 25th on the island in Guaynabo against Marco Lopez as the featured performer on UniMas.

Sources say that if everything should go well on that night, Verdejo will be slated for a quick turnaround in June in what could be his first HBO appearance at the Theater of Madison Square Garden in New York City. The date could be June 13th (where Top Rank has a hold on the venue) which is the day before the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.

The name being mentioned most prominently for Verdejo is the undefeated Ivan Najera(16-0, 8KO's) from San Antonio, Texas.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 03-22-2015

Verdejo is the heir apparent to throne tito, cotto, Camacho as rico's biggest star.. He is about to become a major money player if he doesn't go all "juanma" on us.. Would like to see him step up by the…

Comment by Caldyman on 03-22-2015

According to 'Felix Verdejo - Página Oficial' facebook page, tickets will be available starting this Wednesday, March 25 @ Ticket Center PR [QUOTE=Rikanlynx86;15490192]I'm trying to see Felix fight live in April but can't find a website selling the tickets. I…

Comment by Strategic1 on 03-22-2015

No more Mikey Garcia or Terrence Crawford at 135. Verdejo is gonna own this division for a couple of years.

Comment by Strategic1 on 03-22-2015

The lightweight division is his for the taking. The division is soft right now with no elite fighters.

Comment by Da Boxer on 03-22-2015

War Verdejo!!!!

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