Monday, January 30th 2017

Félix Verdejo and ‘Pitufo’ Diaz Promise Big Wins on Feb 3rd

The unbetaen Puerto Rican contenders
will co-headline the Feb.3 ‘Solo Boxeo’
card that will take place at the

Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, P.R.

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SAN JUAN, P.R. (January 11, 2016) –  Unbeaten Puerto Rican contenders Félix ‘El Diamante’ Verdejo and Christopher ‘Pitufo’ Díaz assured that they will give their fans a big win on the February 3 card ‘Solo Boxeo’ card that will take place at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in the capital of ‘The Island of Enchantment’.

Felix Verdejo Christoper Diaz

Verdejo (22-0, 15 KO’s), who will return to the ring after recovering completely from the abrasions he suffered last August during a motorcycle accident, will battle against Nicaragua’s Oliver Flores (27-2-2, 17 KO’s) and will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latino lightweight title for the sixth time. Against Flores, ‘El Diamante’ will try to prove that he is more than ready to challenge WBO lightweight world champion, Terry Flanagan.

“This is just the beginning. Now I’m more focused and hungry. I want to get a big win and you will see that on February 3” said Verdejo on his turn at the podium.

Conferencia de prensa anunciando las defensas titulares de Felix Verdejo y Christopher DIaz este proximo 4 de febrero en el Coliseo ROberto Clemente. Foto por Peter Amador por Top Rank.

In the co-main event, Díaz (19-0, 11 KO’s) will face Efrain Esquivias (17-5-1, 10 KO’s). In 2016, Díaz achieved important victories that positioned him as one of the top young contenders in the division and also one of the most exciting featherweights.

“On February 3 you can expect a big fight from me, from my brother Felix Verdejo and from Team Diamante. I’m going to keep developing as a fighter to become a champion and bring another title to my Island,” guaranteed ‘Pitufo’.

Remaining tickets to the card that will be presented by Top Rank in association with Diamante Promotions, priced at: $150 (Red Carpet), $100 (Ring Side), $75 (Palco Centro), $35 (Palco), and $20 (General), plus applicable charges, are already on sale and can be acquired on or by calling (787) 305-3600.

Verdejo vs. Flores and Díaz vs. Esquivia will be televised from coast to coast in the United States on February 3 at 11 p.m. ET/PT  via a simulcast of ‘Solo Boxeo’ on UniMás and Univision Deportes Network.

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