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Miguel Cotto Talks Felix Verdejo and Jose Pedraza

By Miguel Rivera

Last Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the biggest name in Puerto Rican boxing, Miguel Cotto, entered the ring and demolished Daniel Geale in four rounds to retain his WBC middleweight championship.

This coming Saturday night, the two brightest up and coming fighters of Puerto Rico, Felix Verdejo and Jose Pedraza, will see action in the most important fights of their respective careers. 

Verdejo will defend the lightweight Latino crown of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) against Mexico's Ivan Najera in an HBO televised fight from New York, while Pedraza will go for his first world championship in a Showtime televised contest when he faces Andrey Klimov in Alabama for the vacant super featherweight crown of the International Boxing Federation (IBF).

Cotto gave his thoughts on the two young fighters.

"They know what to do, because although they are young they are experienced in boxing," said Cotto to El Nuevo Dia. "I understand that both teams, of Verdejo and Pedraza, they know what to do. They only have to ensure their future and wellbeing and help them in what they want."

"I'm not close to them, but from what I do see they have done a good job. Both Verdejo, and his family and (the coach) Ricky Marquez, know what to do. The boy must give everything and leave his body and soul in the gym. You just have to let some time pass and see how they're going to do."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by piritwin2 on 06-09-2015

BORICUAS DONT NEED PEDS OR STERIODS TO FIGHT!! CAUSE WERE NICE SON!! MEXICANTS NEED STERIODS N PEDS TO WIN FIGHTS. HERES THE LIST OF CHEATERS- MARGARITO,RIOS,SALIDO,VARGAS,MORALES,CHAVEZ.JR,BELTRAN,MOLINA.JR,MARQUEZ,CANELO!!!! DAMN MY FINGERS GETTING TIRED LOL!!!:banana::rofl::loser:

Comment by piritwin2 on 06-09-2015

STFU" U peasant troll!!! Y don't ggg fight Andre Ward!!!! I heard the robot I meant ggg is scared ****less of Ward!!!!!! :greddy2:

Comment by PrBoxing88 on 06-09-2015

Future Champs, but we got more talent, don't worry mexicans we got more coming..

Comment by bigjavi973 on 06-09-2015

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;15773979]these young guys are going to represent very well for Puerto rico and the arroyo brothers as well[/QUOTE] Still waiting for Ruenroeng to give McWilliams a rematch.

Comment by bigjavi973 on 06-09-2015

[QUOTE=Golovkin;15773968][SIZE="7"][B]Coward.[/B][/SIZE] Fight your mandatory, you coward. Hopefully, Verdejo doesn't turn out to be a sissy like Kneeguel.[/QUOTE] Man up and pay your bets chickensh[I]i[/I]t

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