Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Verdejo Wants To Fight in September While Flanagan Recovers

By Miguel Rivera

The injured World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight champion, Terry Flanagan, will be recovering from an injury for at least four to six weeks, so Felix "El Diamante" Verdejo looks to stay busy by having a fight in September.

The champion's representatives have presented to the WBO some medical documentation showing that Flanagan injured his left hamstring, in addition to suffering a mild injury to his left foot. His lower back also causes discomfort, so his doctor ordered an MRI of the lower back to diagnose the condition.

The medical report predicts that the British will require a minimum of four to six weeks of rest before returning to the gym to train. This means that he will not be able to defend his crown for at least two and a half months.

verdejo-flores (2)_1

However, WBO President Francisco "Paco" Valcárcel indicates that the medical documentation was incomplete and he will not make a decision on whether to approve an interim title fight until Flanagan's group submits additional documentation on the outcome of the MRI and an updated estimate on his recovery time.

"With the letter that they sent us, we can not make the decision. We need more information," said Paco to Jose Sanchez.

Verdejo's team spoke to Top Rank and requested to return to the ring in September, either in an interim title fight or in a stay busy bout.

"I spoke to Carl (Moretti, Vice President of Top Rank), who was the one who informed me that Flanagan would be out for six weeks, that I would like to make a fight in September. We still have to wait and see what the WBO decides. What I want is to fight (in September)," said Ricky Marquez, trainer and manager of the fighter.

"Everything is still preliminary. Carl informed me that he saw the letter they sent, but we did not discuss anything about the fight (in September). "

This was confirmed by Moretti himself in a separate interview with Sanchez.

"I want [Verdejo] to fight in September, because as the itinerary shows, Warren will not be able to mount the fight (Flanagan-Verdejo) until at least December. And that's too long for Felix to be inactive," Moretti said. "We're going to work on that in the next few days."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jonnyc420 on 07-29-2017

[QUOTE=Lords;17899560]Clearly boxing isn't your sport, go watch tennis and analyze that.[/QUOTE] Actually it is, just cuz you dont agree with me doesnt mean I dont know my sport. Linares, Mikey and Easter beat this clown easy. Nothing he has shown…

Comment by Lords on 07-29-2017

[QUOTE=jonnyc420;17890217]Felix is way overhyped very doubtful anyone is ducking that clown. Injuries happen besides if he beats Flannagan he gets wrecked by any other champ at LW.[/QUOTE] Clearly boxing isn't your sport, go watch tennis and analyze that.

Comment by dgfcyclin on 07-29-2017

Verdejo was doing fine until the motorcycle accident. His current trainer is a perfect fit for him. Verdejo is the one who must be disciplined. Don't blame his trainer. Blame Verdejo.

Comment by BigZ44 on 07-26-2017

Keeping my fingers crossed that it will all click for Verdejo at some point and he will become the fighter he has the potential to be. Think he may need that step up in class to truly bring that out…

Comment by Catrin on 07-26-2017

This kid was doing great until the Media & hype filled his head with smoke! Some imbeciles went as far as comparing him and calling him the next Tito Trinidad! What a joke!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (11)
Top Headlines Photos: Danny Garcia, Figueroa-Molina, Uzcategui-Plant - Presser Photos: Porter-Ugas, Santa Cruz-Flores, Dirrell-Yildirim - Presser Photos: Spence-Garcia, Thurman-Lopez, Quillin-Truax - Presser Mikey Garcia on Spence: This Time Little Guy Beats Bigger Man! Keith Thurman: I'm Back, I Plan on Reclaiming My WBC Belt! Premier Boxing Champions, FOX Sports Reveal 2019 Schedule Peterson-Lipinets, Quillin-Truax To Headline FS1 Shows News: Antonio Vargas, Anvar Yunusov, Jean Carlos Torres Jarrell Miller is Interested in Facing Whyte-Chisora 2 Winner Gilberto Ramirez, Jesse Hart Promise a War on December 14 Spence-Garcia To Be Announced As FOX PPV March 16 Gennady Golovkin is 'No. 1 Choice' For Callum Smith, Says Hearn Pacquiao-Broner Press Conferences Set For Monday, Tuesday Claressa Shields: I Can Go as Low as 154 For Cecilia Braekhus Thurman-Lopez, Garcia-Granados, Santa Cruz-Flores Are Set Boy Jones Jr. vs. Craig Evans For Vacant WBO Euro, Nov. 19 Shawn Porter-Yordenis Ugas Set For March 9 In Las Vegas Joe Smith: If I Land on Beterbiev Like Johnson Did - I'll Finish Him! Kownacki-Washington Set For 1/26 FOX Show From Barclays Holyfield: Two Different Eras, Usyk is The Best of His Time Hearn: Joshua-Usyk Will Be A Massive Fight One Day, Not Now Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tony Bellew: Afterthoughts Alexander Povetkin Will Have Two More Fights, Then Retire Jay Collins Ready For Debut Under Guidance of Derry Mathews Parker's Promoter: We Want Whyte-Chisora Winner - NOT Usyk Amir Khan vs. Kell Brook: Hearn Aims To Finalize March Date Felix Verdejo's Manager: We'd Like The Winner of Hooker-Saucedo Looking Back a Decade at a Hall of Fame Finale Tyson Fury Tears Apart Deontay Wilder's "Biggest Career Wins" AIBA Submits Reports TO IOC With Olympic Future at Stake Manu Vatuvei vs. Brown Buttabean Set For Parker-Flores Card Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Warns 168: You Are All on Notice - I'm Back! Photos: Maurice Hooker, Alex Saucedo - Open Workouts News: David Papot, Eric Walker, Ievgen Khytrov, More De La Hoya: Mayweather Was Looking For Attention With Rizin Jaron Ennis Motivated By Goal of Unifying Welterweight Division Emmanuel Tagoe Inks Promotional With Lou DiBella Donaire: If I Land My Best Shots, I Believe I Can Stop Zolani Tete Bellew: I Want Reality Back, I Want a Normal Life and I Will Find It Shohjahon Ergashev Secures a Rapid Knockout Win in Chicago
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement