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NEXT SATURDAY! Felix Verdejo Bronx Public Workout & Fan Fest – 1 PM ET

BRONX, NY (May 21, 2015) — The boxing gem of Puerto Rico, undefeated No. 3 world-rated lightweight contender FELIX “El Diamante” VERDEJO will be celebrating his upcoming HBO Boxing debut by pressing the flesh and throwing some leather for his fans in New York.  He will make a two-hour special appearance at The Bronx Cultural Arts Festival (152nd Street, between Jackson and Union Avenues),Next Saturday!  May 30, beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET.   Verdejo will be taking the stage to answer questions followed by a meet & greet session where fans can get his autograph or pose for photos with him.  He will end his day at the Festival with an hour-long public workout.  Verdejo will be available for interviews.

“Last year the fans in New York made me feel like I was right at home with all the support and affection I received from them at the Bronx Festival,” said Verdejo.  “I’m very happy to go back and share a good time with all my boricuas in New York.”


  • 1:00 P.M.  Q & A with Fans from Main Stage
  • 1:15 P.M.  Meet & Greet (Autographs and Photos)
  • 2:00 to 3:00 P.M.  Public Workout

Verdejo (17-0, 13 KOs), from San Juan, Puerto Rico, will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) International Latino lightweight title against Ivan “Bam Bam” Najera (16-0, 8 KOs), of San Antonio, Saturday, June 13, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.  The card will also feature World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight champion Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters (25-0, 21 KOs), of Jamaica,defending his world title against Top-10 contender Miguel “The Scorpion Marriaga (20-0, 18 KOs), of Colombia.  The four gladiators boast a perfect combined record of 78-0 (60 KOs), which includes a victory by knockout ratio of 77%.  Both fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.


Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with All Star Boxing, Tecate and Madison Square Garden, remaining tickets to the Walters vs. Marriaga / Verdejo vs. Najera world championship boxing event, priced at $205, $105 and $55, can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and online at

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Felix Gracia

Felix Gracia

I am the owner of Inside the Ropes since we launched in May of 2010. I have been involved in the sport since I was a kid as I was bred into a Boxing family. To this day, nothing excites me more than the sport of boxing. It is the only sport I watch and after all of these years I am still extremely passionate about it.