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Felix Verdejo vs. Will Madera on July 16, MGM 'Bubble' in Las Vegas

Puerto Rican contender Félix Verdejo will face undefeated Will Madera as part of a Top Rank promoted card on July 16 in Las Vegas, according to El Nuevo Diaz.

The lightweight fight will be fought over ten rounds and broadcast on ESPN.

For Verdejo (26-1, 16 KO), it will be his first fight in the “Bubble” that Top Rank established at the MGM Grand's Conference Center - with strict restrictions to combat the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Top Rank began their series of events on June 9.


It will be Verdejo's second fight under veteran Cuban coach Ismael Salas. On January 18, in his first fight with Salas, Verdejo overcame Manuel Rojas by unanimous decision.

Madera, 29, is undefeated in 18 starts, but with three draws. His record is 15-0-3 with eight wins by way of knockout.

In his last fight, Madera scored a technical knockout in the second round over the Mexican Edgar Ramírez. Like Verdejo, he has never fought for a world title.

Madera's biggest win was an eight round decision over unbeaten Thomas Mattice, as part of a ShoBox card in February 2019.

Verdejo, an Olympian for Puerto Rico, has been rebuilding his career suffering a TKO defeat at the hands of Antonio Lozada in March 2018. He parted ways with longtime trainer Ricky Marquez and hooked up with Salas.

Verdejo has won three fights in a row and hopes to get himself in line for a world title shot in 2021.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BigJoe999 on 07-06-2020

I have a lot of time on my hands this morning. He has been doing this for 8 years or so now. How much better will he really get?

Comment by BigJoe999 on 07-06-2020

Felix's career has never really seemed to get off the ground. I remember the press he was getting when he turned pro. He hasn't fought anyone at all and he has had almost 30 fights, which for a lower-weight guy…

Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 07-05-2020

Still, I am not surprised If Will Madera outbox Felix Verdejo and make a upset win. That is depending how Felix Verdejo stand mentally and have heart. If Felix Verdejo have those 2 components, then he going to win this…

Comment by Mammoth on 07-05-2020

I have no clue who Will Madera is because I've never seen him or even heard of him before but I believe this will be a competitive fight. Madera might even win.

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