Felix Verdejo Taken To Hospital After Motorcycle Accident

By Miguel Rivera

The Puerto Rico Police have released a statement that 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.

Gardy Lopez, a rep for Verdejo's promoter Top Rank,  confirmed the information to El Nuevo Dia but had no further details on Verdejo's injuries - if any.

"Apparently it was a motorcycle accident in Rio Grande. What we know is that he is stable and is on his way to a Medical Center from what his mom tells us," Lopez said.

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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.

Frank Warren, who promotes Flanagan, has a good relationship with Arum and is interested in the Verdejo fight.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by r1onnie2 on 08-08-2016

[QUOTE=larryxxx....;16930732]Never understood why athletes ride motorcycles[/QUOTE] I don't get it either, you think they would've learned from the Diego Corrales situation.

Comment by AntonTheMeh on 08-08-2016

smh. que pendejo...

Comment by 285Kid on 08-07-2016

We don't need another Diego Corales/Paul Williams story stay off the bikes

Comment by kiaba360 on 08-07-2016

Boxers need to stay off motorcycles, for real.

Comment by BestPR on 08-07-2016

...I saw that fcuking sheitt, the dude has lacerations... He was riding a fcuking old beat up dirt bike with bald tires, supposedly trying to avoid a pothole...the island's roads and highways are full of them, but like everybody here…

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