Photos: Felix Verdejo, Christopher Diaz - San Juan Presser

SAN JUAN, P.R. - Undefeated Puerto Rican contenders Felix 'El Diamante' Verdejo and Christopher 'Pitufo' Díaz have promised to put on a big show to the Puerto Rican fans on Friday February 3 as part of the 'Solo Boxeo' event at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente of the borinqueña capital.

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Verdejo (22-0, 15 KO's), who will return to the clinic after recovering completely from the abrasions he suffered last August in a motorcycle accident, will face Nicaraguan Oliver Flores (27-2-2, 17 KO's) and defend for the sixth time his Latin lightweight title of the World Boxing Organization (WBO).  'El Diamante' of Puerto Rico will attempt to prove that he is prepared to challenge Terry Flanagan of the UK for the WBO lightweight world title.

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"This is just the beginning. I'm now more focused. I'm coming in here very hungry and very eager to succeed.This is how you will see it on February 3. Felix is ??back!" said 'El Diamante' Verdejo when he spoke at the podium.

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Meanwhile, 'Pitufo' Diaz (19-0, 11 KO's), currently the WBO junior featherweight world champion, will face American Efrain Esquivias (17-5-1, 10 KO's). In 2016, Diaz achieved important victories and has positioned himself as one of the highest ranked contenders of the featherweight division.

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"On February 3 you can expect a great fight from me, from my brother Felix Verdejo and the whole El Diamante team," said Diaz. "I will continue to develop as a fighter to be able to provide a new champion to Puerto Rico," guaranteed Diaz.

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Tickets remaining for the card, presented by Top Rank in association with Diamante Promotions, are priced at $ 150 (Red Carpet), $ 100 (Ring Side), $ 75 (Stage Center), $ 35 (Stage), and $ 20 Applicable charges, are already on sale and can be purchased at or by calling (787) 305-3600.

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The card will be televised from coast to coast in the United States on Friday, February 3 at 11 p.m. ET / PT on the likes of 'Solo Boxeo' in a simultaneous transmission of the UniMás and Univision Deportes Network networks.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by boliodogs on 01-11-2017

That should be a good test for him to fight a good young, undefeated up and comer like himself.

Comment by Santa_ on 01-11-2017

I'm not sold on Christopher Diaz. He went to war and back with Fernando Vargas a couple months ago a guy he should have dominated. Diaz is only 22 though so that was probably a good learning experience. He's on…

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