Puerto Rican boxer Félix Verdejo (22-0, 15 knockouts) will return to the ring on February 3 to face Nicaraguan Oliver Flores (27-2-2, 17 knockouts) in a fight that will be played at the Roberto Clemente de San Coliseum. Juan.
The fight, disclosed today by the promoter Top Rank, will be Verdejo’s first since the motorcycle accident he suffered in Río Grande, a municipality on the north coast of Puerto Rico, on August 7, which caused minor injuries.
“Fighting again at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum is the continuation of a dream for me and the opportunity to show the world that I am ready to give my island a world title,” Verdejo said in the statement.
Verdejo also sent a direct message to the world lightweight champion of the World Organization of Boxing (WBO), Terry Flanagan, whom he said he hopes to see soon in a ring.
Christopher “Smurf” Díaz (19-0, 11 knockouts) will face the American Efrain Esquivias (17-5-1, 10 knockouts) that evening, in another of the evening’s outstanding fights. EFEUSA