Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (13)
Top Headlines Crawford: I've Been Hit With Bigger Shots Since Gamboa Fight Photos: Thorslund vs. Graf, Ceylan vs. Sanchez - On Weight Andrade: Saunders Unprofessional, But If It Happens, It Happens Krael, McCarter, Hitchins, Cortes Win in Las Vegas: Bellows Loses News: Lerena vs. Mann, Nico Hernandez, Sam Bowen, More Malignaggi: Danny Garcia wins 'close, tricky fight' with Granados Hearn: I Don't Believe We've Yet Seen The Best of Andrade Bob Arum: Al Haymon is Doing a Disservice to His Welterweights Andrade: I'm The Best Talent Out There at 154, 160, Maybe 168 BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - January 18 UK News: Joyce-Tiffney, Archie Sharp, Danny Dignum, More Why Are So Many Boxing Fans Still Drawn To Adrien Broner? Kovalev Charged With Felony Assault, Allegedly Punched Woman Video: Malignaggi Breaks Down Canelo-Jacobs, Pacquiao-Broner Video: Memo Heredia Talks Pacquiao-Broner, Spence-Garcia Video: Badou Jack Ready For Marcus Browne Clash Video: Broner's Trainer Gives Take on Pacquiao Fight Video: Dillian Whyte Discusses Being a Free Agent, More Maurice Hooker Set For March 9 Defense vs. Mikkel LesPierre De La Hoya: Jacobs Worries Me; 2nd-Best at 160 After Canelo Roach: Pacquiao Hit Me To The Chest - Whole Body Went Numb! WBC: Jack-Browne Winner Will Be Mandatory To Gvozdyk Canelo-Jacobs: Venue TBD, T-Mobile The Current Frontrunner Photos: Warren vs. Oubaali, Ruiz vs. Tepora - Face To Face Photos: Badou Jack, Marcus Browne - Go Face To Face Jacobs Inks New Deal With Hearn, Three Fight Deal With DAZN Photos: Bryant Jennings, Oscar Rivas - Ready For Battle in Verona Photos: Terence Crawford, Amir Khan - Go Face To Face in NYC Ellerbe: Broner Beating Pacquiao is No Upset, This is 50-50 Fight Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs Finalized For May 4 Photos: Serrano vs. Voraberger, Doheny vs. Takahashi - Weigh-In Photos: Jorge Linares, Pable Cesar Cano - Ready For War Photos: Chris Algieri, Danny Gonzalez - On Point To Fight Photos: Demetrius Andrade, Artur Akavov - Ready For Battle Erislandy Lara vs. Brian Castano Tops Showtime Triple, March 2 Ricardo Quiroz To Face Jamaine Ortiz on February 23 Photos: Keith Thurman Putting in Work For Josesito Lopez Weights From New York City: Andrade 159.8, Akavov 160 Hearn Prepared To Win Purse Bid For Wilder-Fury Rematch Broner: Arum Offered Me $2 Million To Fight Pacquiao; F*** Him!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement