SAN JUAN, P.R. - The weights are in and the boxers are ready for battle.
The official weigh-in took place for the scheduled fights involving undefeated Puerto Rican contenders Felix 'El Diamante' Verdejo and Christopher 'Pitufo' Díaz - and both fighters 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. Photos by Peter Amador.
Verdejo (22-0, 15 KO's), who will return to the ring 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.
Verdejo weighed in at 135-pounds and Flores was 134-pounds.
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.
Diaz was 127-pounds and Esquivias was 130.
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 www.Ticketera.in or by calling (787) 305-3600.
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.