Lightweight Felix “Diamante” Verdejo (23-0, 15 KO’s) arrives at LAX International Airport greeted by Frank Stea from Top Rank, Inc. Verdejo will begin his training camp at big bear Lake, CA. as he gets set to face tough mexican Antonio Lozada Jr. (37-2, 31 KO’s) on the undercard of Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) world champions ÓSCAR VALDEZ and GILBERTO “Zurdo” RAMIREZ are featured fights. Valdez and Ramirez will be announcing the next defenses of their respective WBO featherweight and WBO super middleweight world titles, which will take place on Friday, September 22, at the Tucson Arena.
Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), a two-time Mexican Olympian with strong roots in Tucson, will be defending his title against the WBO’s No. 4 world-rated contender GENESIS SERVANIA (29-0, 12 KOs), of Bacolod City, Philippines. Ramirez (35-0, 24 KOs), from Mazatlan Mexico, will take on No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger JESSE “Hard Work” HART (22-0, 18 KOs), of Philadelphia, PA. The four warriors boast a perfect combined record of 107-0 (73 KOs) with nearly 70% of their victories coming by way of knockout.
Promoted by Top Rank® and Peltz Boxing, both title fights will be televised live and exclusively at 10:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN app.
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