Puerto Rican lightweight contender Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo is ready to make one other observation when he returns to the ring on December twelfth, on the MGM Grand’s convention center in Las Vegas.
Verdejo will face japanese contender Masayoshi Nakatani as a part of the undercard to the battle between Shakur Stevenson and Toka Kahn-Clary.
Verdejo has been practicing in Las Vegas for a month, in the gym of his head instruct Ismael Salas, and defined that he arrived there with a powerful base to aid the work that Salas had planned for him to face Nakatani.
“It changed into dazzling, all smooth sailing. I got here with a strong base of preparation, including the conditioning, which is the leading aspect, and once I settled here i used to be reasonably advanced in the work,” talked about Verdejo to Fernando Reyes.
Verdejo revealed that he’s at the moment hovering between 142 and 143 pounds.
He all started his actual practise in Puerto Rico with educate Cruz Manuel Pensa.
“i can see the improvement [with my stamina]. in the ultimate round, once I finish sparring, I become nevertheless fresh. I even have to keep these energies for the battle,” Verdejo mentioned.
Nakatani might be a tough opponent on account of his peak of 6′0. His best loss in 19 fights, with the aid of determination, became in his ultimate battle against latest unified world champion Teofimo Lopez, who when you consider that then shocked the area when he defeated Vasiliy Lomachenko remaining month.
“he’s a tall opponent. i am working with high-quality individuals and extra or less similar to his style. To land my punches I should be more aggressive. i do know he’s very first rate, courageous. i can’t enable him to take my daughter’s plate of food from me. i’m going to be a success on December 12. he’s a bit of complex because of the height, but that does not latest a hazard to me, and that i comprehend that i can defeat it,” Verdejo mentioned.
Nakatani has 12 knockouts amongst his 18 victories. Verdejo will go in with a 27-1 list.
His fight against Nakatani can be a gauge for Verdejo, exceptionally seeing that the eastern boxer put up a very good battle for López. Verdejo could meet López or Lomachenko down the highway.
After staring at the fight between López and Lomachenko, the Olympian believes that he is above them.
“I see myself as being above them,” Verdejo mentioned. “You might already see that Lomachenko is vulnerable. López is too. just as [López] gave a surprise, i am additionally going to shock him later.”