@diamanteverdejo VERDEJO ELECTRIC AT THE MSG THEATER
Lightweight Felix “EL Diamante” Verdejo (18-0, 13 KO’s) shows big on his HBO Boxing debut beating Ivan Najera (16-1, 8 KO’s) handing Najera his 1st professional loss in a action packed fight. “EL Diamante” rises to the occasion at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in a all out brawl against Mexican warrior Ivan Najera. Using all the exiting elements electrifying the Madison Square Garden crowed Vedrejo got into some deep exchanges with Najera, Boxing, brawling landing high percentage shots at the battling Najera who had moments in the fight scoring shots, But it was all Verdejo catching him flush sending Najera down in the 5th and the 7th with explosive hard shots. Verdejo lands a hard uppercut in the 8th Najera wars it out till the final bell in the 10th. Judges scores 100-88 (2x) 99-98 for Verdejo WBO Latino Lightweight Champion.
NICHOLAS “AXE MAN” WALTERS AND
FELIX “EL DIAMANTE” VERDEJO HEADLINE
PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE CARD AT THE GARDEN!
Saturday, June 13, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Televised Live on HBO® NEW YORK – Undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight world champion NICHOLAS “Axe Man” WALTERS of Jamaica, and the boxing gem of Puerto Rico, undefeated No. 3 world-rated lightweight contender FELIX “El Diamante” VERDEJO will headline, in separate bouts, a world championship card in New York during Puerto Rican Day Parade weekend. With 34 knockout victories between them, fireworks are all but assured for this event which will take place Saturday, June 13, in The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Both will be facing undefeated opponents. Walters, who is in the third year of his championship reign, will defend his world title against Top-10 contender MIGUEL “The Scorpion” MARRIAGA of Colombia. Verdejo, in his live HBO debut, will make the first defense of his newly-won World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latino lightweight title against IVAN “Bam Bam” NAJERA, of San Antonio, TX. Both fights will be televised live on @HBOBoxing After Dark, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. @trboxing @ToddDuboef @Bradleyajacobs @FrankStea @Boxeolarevista @BobArum @CarlMoretti @JasonMTang