By Miguel Rivera
Ricky Marquez, manager and trainer of undefeated Puerto Rican fighter Felix 'Diamante' Verdejo (22-0, 15KOs), revealed a photo of his boxer's condition after he suffered injuries from a motorcycle accident on Sunday in the jurisdiction of Rio Grande, towards Carolina. Verdejo was taken to the Medical Center in Rio Piedras.
According to preliminary data, Verdejo was riding on PR-3 road towards Fajardo to Carolina at about 5:44 pm when he lost control and fell to the pavement near a car dealership. The boxer was traveling with another motorcyclist who stopped to give assistance.
World Boxing Organization President Paco Valcarcel has placed a hold on Verdejo's mandatory world title shot. The World Boxing Organization recently ordered WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan to make a mandatory defense against the Puerto Rican boxer.
Both sides were given until August 20th to reach a deal. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum is interested in staging Verdejo vs. Flanagan on November 5th as part of the Manny Pacquiao comeback card at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
"The [cuts] were stitched up in the morning, and they will continue to keep him under observation an additional day. He may be discharged tomorrow (Tuesday)," said Gardy Lopez, spokesman for To Rank, to Carlos Gonzalez.
In addition, Lopez said MRI (CT Scans) tests confirmed that Verdejo has no internal bleeding.
"The examination was performed from head to toe and he has no fractures or bleeding. He only has scratches on the face and other body parts. He hopes to soon be back home," he said.