After a couple united statesand downs within the final few years, Puerto Rican lightweight contender Felix Verdejo is very clear about his want to develop into a world champion at 135 pounds, and his fight towards the japanese Masayoshi Nakatani, on December 12 on the MGM Grand’s Conferene center in Las Vegas, can be step one towards his desired goal.
The Puerto Rican fighter, who turned into as soon as regarded probably the most super potentialities within the recreation, believes that he’ll regain the have confidence of his followers with a convincing victory over Nakatani, a fighter who in 2019 went the gap with latest light-weight champion, Teófimo López.
Verdejo (27-1, 17 KOs), 27, is a whole lot greater mature than he became in his early years as knowledgeable.
“Nakatani isn’t a fighter who represents a hazard to my profession,” Verdejo said to Carlos Narvaez. “i am doing the work to be victorious and that i’m coming in there very hungry and i will no longer enable my daughter’s plate of meals to be taken away. i am going to get a large win at a hundred thirty five kilos to move after those world titles.
“If God allows it, all of the combatants at 135 kilos will recognise that i’m right here and that i have not long past anyplace. anyone right here [in this division] will ought to pass via my fingers. i’m able to combat all of them. Félix is ??back and they’re going to see him on December 12.”
Verdejo comes returned after knocking out Will Madera within the first circular this previous July in Las Vegas, the metropolis the place he trains below the tutelage of Cuban instruct Ismael Salas.
the previous Puerto Rican Olympian observed that he regained the passion that he once appeared to lose after signing as an expert after the 2012 London games.
“That hunger and need is there again. The delivery of my daughter modified me again. i do know what my priorities are. My life has taken a different path. I had to hit the wall to know many issues. but thank God i’m alive to tell the story. I realized from life and now i am more mature in my selections. i used to be on the true after which I skilled what it became like to be trampled on by means of the equal people who put me up there. I discovered to be the most appropriate at what I do and the aim now’s that when it involves boxing, my name is on that listing. We proceed marching forward,” Verdejo talked about.