Verdejo less than thrilling in return victory
Number one contender to the WBO lightweight title Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (21-0, 15 KOs) picked up a ten round decision over Oliver Flores (27-4-2, 17 KOs) on Friday night in front of 7,143 boxing fans at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The performance was alright at first with Verdejo looking good for the first six or so round, but Flores ended the fight strong, so much so fans didn’t seem pleased with Verdejo .
The judges saw the bout 99-91, 96-94 and 98-92 all for Verdejo.
This was Verdejo’s first bout since motorcylce accident last year. Verdejo will face WBO lightweight champion Terry Flannagan in his next outing.
Featherweight Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz (20-0, 12 KOs) stopped veteran Efrain Esquivias (17-6-1, 10 KOs) by way of seventh round TKO win in the co-main event.