Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Flanagan vs. Verdejo Deal Reached For September 16

By Miguel Rivera

A deal has been reached for Felix Verdejo's long-awaited opportunity against WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan.

For several weeks, the deal was being held up due to a drastic difference between the economic offer made to the boxer and the demands of his team.

Verdejo (23-0, 15 KO's) is ranked at number one and the mandatory challenger under the World Boxing Organization (WBO) at 135 pounds, and Flanagan (33-0, 13 KO's) was ordered by the sanctioning body to face him.

verdejo-flanagan_4

The fight is scheduled to take place on September 16th at the Copper Box in London, as part of the same show where WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders will defend his title against Willie Monroe Jr. BoxNation and BT Sport in the UK are sure to televise the fight.

Initially, there were some financial issues because Verdejo was only offered $175,000, while his team requested $450,000 to take the fight in the champion's backyard. A deal was reached between the parties that satisfied everyone.

For this contest, Verdejo will prepare in Big Bear, California, under the guidance of veteran coach Abel Sanchez, who is currently best known for his work with middleweight king Gennady Golovkin, who ironically also returns on September 16 when he defends his titles against Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas.

Verdejo's last few performances has not been very impressive, which is why Top Rank suggested that he leave Puerto Rico in order to train side by side with a coach like Sanchez. The fight against Flanagan will be by far be Verdejo's biggest step up in competition.

Ricky Marquez, coach and manager of Verdejo, confirmed the fight with Flanagan was a done deal.

"Well Puerto Rico, I'm happy to inform you that now it's official. There is a fight on September 16 in London. Felix Verdejo vs Terry Flanagan for the WBO lightweight world championship," Marquez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MexicanStyle#1 on 07-20-2017

[QUOTE=Kilrain;17839200]Stop with this BS. Linares came to UK and got a decision vs Crolla in the first fight, which was close, and won widely in the second. Crawford, Zlaticanin and Indongo both beat Burns on his home turf. It's not…

Comment by PrBoxing88 on 07-09-2017

Finally, time to show to the world what u made off... Verdejo by UD. Got all points in who wanna bet???

Comment by sicko on 07-08-2017

Sorry I just haven't see anything from Verdejo since he turned Pro :dunno: his Defense is bad! Looks like another JuanMa Lopez in the making who ate punches until he couldn't eat them anymore But we shall see all it…

Comment by periquero on 07-08-2017

[QUOTE=Corelone;17838246]They don't match thier guys so hard in PR. They like to KO everybody and make the crowd happy. How do you KO everybody at home, like that Angel Acosta guy, 100% KOS, then leave home and lose? The home…

Comment by periquero on 07-08-2017

[QUOTE=slimPickings;17839680]"Initially, there were some financial issues because Verdejo was only offered $175,000, while his team requested $450,000 to take the fight in the champion's backyard. [B]A deal was reached between the parties that satisfied everyone[/B]." What deal was reached that…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (23)
Top Headlines Dehydrated Lemieux Hospitalized, Won't Fight Tureano Johnson Brett Yormark Leads New Advisory Board For Haymon Sports Photos: Manny Pacquiao Raising His Intensity Level in Camp News: Jason Welborn, Zachary Ochoa, Bowen-Clark, Yarde, More De La Hoya: This Fight Can Be Very Dangerous For Canelo Mauricio Herrera Aims To "Mentally" Break Sadam Ali Deontay Wilder: I've Had Seven Surgeries on My Arm Charlo: Sooner or Later, Canelo & GGG Have To Answer To Me! Canelo vs. Fielding Nearly Got Derailed By Passport Mix-Up Genesis Servania Would Love Another Crack at Oscar Valdez UK News: Sunny Edwards, Foley vs. Brown, Joseph Roswell Khan Smiles: I Would Have Stopped Kell Brook in Six Rounds One Fight In, Is Canelo's Contract Already Problem For DAZN? Luther Clay Looking to Step Up in Competition in 2019 Vincent Feigenbutz Out of WBO Eliminator For Ramirez Shot? De La Hoya: I Strongly Believe Canelo Will KO Golovkin in Trilogy Video: Hearn Talks Canelo-Jacobs, Joshua, Wilder, Fury, More Video: Canelo Alvarez Sits Down To Discuss Rocky Fielding Clash Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Flores Ready For Battle Charlo, Harrison Support Communities Before Title Clash De La Hoya To White: Let's Get in The Ring on Cinco De Mayo! De La Hoya Concerned With Size Difference in Canelo-Fielding Joshua Throws Water at Tyson Fury's Lineal Champion Claim Photos: Gilberto Ramirez, Jesse Hart - Ready For War in Texas Canelo & Fielding Believe They'll Be 5 Or 6 Pounds Apart Canelo Tells Golovkin To Be a Man: Accept That Loss! Joshua: Wilder is More Interested in Fury - He Has NO Titles! Dana White: De La Hoya is a Liar, No Facts - I Want Drug Tests! Photos: Canelo, Fielding - Go Face To Face at Final Presser News: Ray Ximenez, Aslambek Idigov, Ruben Villa, More Photos: Pacquiao Sparring Hard For Adrien Broner Showdown Ramirez: I Dominated Hart In Last Fight; Rematch No Different Monroe: Charlo is a Challenge That I Know I Can Conquer! Nathan Gorman-Razvan Cojanu Set After Dubois Withdrawal Trainer: Harrison Can Stop Charlo if He Lands Like Jackson Did Badou Jack is Open To Oleksandr Gvozdyk Showdown Lomachenko: Maybe We Can Make Mikey Garcia Fight Next Year Frampton: Warrington Fight Will Excite, Won't Be Like Quigg Bout Donnie Nietes' Coach Expects Very Tough Fight With Kazuto Ioka Charlo: I'll Chase Canelo To 168 - I'm Bigger, Better Than Him!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement