Newly crowned Latino lightweight champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), the Puerto Rican FELIX “EL DIAMANTE” VERDEJO , arrived in the big city where this Saturday, June 13th he will defend his title for the first time at Madison Square Garden.
Verdejo, who so far has amassed 17 victories, with no defeats and 13 stoppages, will risk his undefeated record and will put his belt up against unbeaten Mexican fighter IVAN “BAM BAM “NAJERA (16-0, 8 KOs).
“I already feel like home,” Verdejo said upon arriving in the city. “I am grateful for the opportunity afforded to me by Top Rank to show my talent. It’s so important for me to give joy to all my Puerto Ricans in New York, “said the boxer.
In the main event of the card, featherweight champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA) Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters (25-0, 21 KOs) of Jamaica, will defend his title against world ranked Miguel ‘The Scorpion’ Marriaga (20-0, 18 KOs) of Colombia.
Both bouts will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10:00 pm ET / PT.
These four gladiators have a perfect 78-0 (60 KOs), which includes KO victories at a rate of 77% combined.
In a promotion from TOP RANK® , in association with All Star Boxing, Tecate and Madison Square Garden, the remaining tickets for the world championship event Walters vs. Marriaga / Verdejo vs. Najera, at prices of $ 205, $ 105 and $ 55, can be purchased at the Madison Square box office, all Ticketmaster outlets by calling Ticketmaster by phone (866-858-0008), and online at WWW.TICKETMASTER. COM and WWW.THEGARDEN.COM.