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Flanagan, Verdejo Ordered By WBO To Reach Deal By August 20

By Miguel Rivera

The WBO issued an order on August 1 which directs the camps behind World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight world champion Terry Flanagan and top rated Felix Verdejo to reach an agreement within 20 days.

Verdejo's promoter Bob Arum of Arum would like to match Verdejo against Flanagan on November 5th in Las Vegas, as part of the undercard to the comeback of Manny Pacquiao.

The veteran promoter will speak with Flanagan's promoter, Frank Warren, to discuss the possibility of making that fight.

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Verdejo, 23 and unbeaten with a record of 22-0 and 15KO's, and is coming off a knockout win in the fifth round over Juan José 'Piquet' Martinez at the Theater at Madison Square Garden last month. The victory also made the WBO Latino champion shoot up as the top ranking lightweight.

Flanagan (31-0 12KO's) was in action two weeks ago and defeated South African Mzonke Fana by way of unanimous decision at the Ice Arena in Cardiff, Wales, in what was his third title defense.

If Flanagan and Verdejo are unable to reach a deal, the WBO will call for a purse bid. Flanagan is a wanted man with numerous fighters who want to face him - including the comebacking former two division world champion Mikey Garcia.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PrBoxing88 on 08-05-2016

[QUOTE=jjsmyth87;16925911]Mikey said he has some gay emotional attachment to the wbo, watch how quickly this baby back bish changes his tune, although he is a haymon .fighter which means hell probavly call out verdejo and then make gabe rosado drain…

Comment by PrBoxing88 on 08-05-2016

[QUOTE=BestPR;16925726]...okay, okay my bad, mala mia...maybe he is not a Victor Ortiz (a former champ)...he's more like a Dulorme (a never-was champ)...chump!![/QUOTE]tipo boricua tu no eres Pedraza no kiere pelear con Verdejo ellos nunca pelearan grabate eso awww, creo q…

Comment by jjsmyth87 on 08-05-2016

Mikey said he has some gay emotional attachment to the wbo, watch how quickly this baby back bish changes his tune, although he is a haymon fighter which means hell probavly call out verdejo and then make gabe rosado drain…

Comment by BestPR on 08-05-2016

...okay, okay my bad, mala mia...maybe he is not a Victor Ortiz (a former champ)...he's more like a Dulorme (a never-was champ)...chump!!

Comment by BestPR on 08-05-2016

...with the WBO sanctioning body being in San Juan, I did expect him to be moved up in the rankings here. He might also win against Flanagan in NY or PR with a little help from Pabon as the ref…

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