Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Verdejo's Manager Believes Flanagan Was Not Happy With Money

By Miguel Rivera

Ricky Marquez, manager of undefeated Puerto Rican lightweight contender Felix 'El Diamante' Verdejo, believes there is more than meets the eye when it comes to unexpected injury suffered by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight champion, Terry Flanagan .

Márquez, while acknowledging Flanagan's quality and trajectory, believes the champion was not satisfied with the economic terms recently reached by the parties for a scheduled showdown on September 16 in the United Kingdom - and feels that may have "provoked" the injury.

Flanagan's promoter Frank Warren sent an email on Monday to promoter Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank, reporting the claimed injury to his fighter, on one of his legs. They did not indicate the severity of the injury and did not reveal whether it was the right or left leg. Flanagan is expected to send medical evidence to WBO.

boxing

The fight would have taken place at the Copper Box in London, as part of the show which features WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders defending the belt against Willie Monroe Jr.

"We do not know what will happen we'll determine that later with the sanctioning body. And we do not know how serious Flanagan's injury will be. We have to wait. One proposes and God disposes. We are still working," Marquez said to Carlos Narvaez.

"He's an undefeated 33-fight champion, but I think his dissatisfaction with the terms of the fight, according to an article I read, could have caused the injury. I was very surprised [when he withdrew]."

"I do not like to speculate, because in sports there is always a latent possibility of injury. But what makes me think that all these things are developing this way, are the prior facts - like what happened last Friday where Flanagan's manager was trying to find other alternatives not to fight with Felix. All of this leads me to think this way. I think Flanagan is a champion. I do not think he has any reservations about fighting Felix. But I think it's also purely business."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 07-18-2017

I thought it was Pendejo crying that he wanted 750k or some sh*t?

Comment by Corelone on 07-18-2017

Heck no, Flanagan isn't happy with the money and Verdejo isn't packing them in on that island. Turbo can take him, he's bigger and looks way better. Vegas!!

Comment by Hatesrats on 07-18-2017

Oh Sheit!! Son... Verdejo stays losing career is on pause again

Comment by 1hourRun on 07-18-2017

Flanagan is going to bruise his heel and take pics like Tyson Fury did when he was ducking that work. Felix Verdejo was never that good and coming off a motorcycle accident and Frank Warren still scared. I wont be…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Keith Thurman vs. Josesito Lopez - Added Undercard Fights Badou Jack: I'm a Fighter, So I Ain't Gonna Quit Pacquiao vs. Broner Replay: January 26th on Showtime Harrison-Charlo Rematch Ordered, New Final Eliminator Too Demetrius Andrade vs. Billy Joe Saunders Ordered By WBO Pacquiao: If Mayweather Can't Fight at My Level - Stay Retired News: Luis Lebron, Benson, Hamza, O'Donnell, Srour, Barlow Hearn Cautions 'Now or Never' For Whyte To Accept Joshua Offer Scardina-Kekalainen Tops Matchroom Italy Card on March 8 DiBella: After Commey Beats Chaniev, We Want Lomachenko Fury: Wilder's The One Who Has To Redeem Himself, Not Me! Khan: The Offers for Crawford and Brook Were Literally The Same Frank Warren To Wait Out Warrington vs. Galahad Purse Bid Charr Wins Appeal, Reinstated As WBA Titlist; Box-Off To Follow Miles Shinkwin Back In March, Defends English Title Frank Warren: Joshua Made Massive Mistake in Snubbing Wilder Canelo-Jacobs: NSAC To Review Venue Request at 1/29 Hearing Eubank Jr. Very Pleased With Camp Ahead of Degale Clash Caleb Plant: I'm The Big Dog at 168, They've Got To Come See Me Hearn: Wilder, His Handlers Don't Have Decency To Answer Back Chris Algieri Confident He Can Raise His Level Against Hooker Kovalev Asks Fans 'Not To Make Hasty Conclusions On Situation' Cano in Line For a Big Fight, Linares Heading Back To 135 Curtis Stevens Heading To 154: Eyes Hurd, Lara, Harrison, Munguia Pulev vs. Helenius Clash Still Be Worked Out For Crawford-Khan Broner: I'll Be Back; All You Motherf***ers Will Still Tune In! Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner: CompuBox By The Numbers Gvozdyk To Take Voluntary Before Mandatory Versus Browne Pacquiao To Have Scratched Cornea Re-Examined Monday In L.A. Andrade: I Want Golovkin Next, To Prove I'm #1 at Middleweight Hearn: Don't Be Surprised if Joshua is on DAZN in the US in June Broner: Ain’t Got Mark On Me; They Thought They’d F*** Me Up Pacquiao: I Was Surprised Broner Didn't Throw Lot Of Punches Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner: Afterthoughts Broner Falls Very Short on Promised 'New Beginning' For Career Luis Coria Win Big in First Garcia Brothers Promoted Card Badou Jack Gets Stitched Up, Has No Excuses Over Loss Manny Pacquiao Says Injury To His Left Eye is Not Serious Manny Pacquiao Dishes Out Adrien Broner's Comeuppance Pacquiao's LA Home is Burglarized a Day After Broner Win
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement