Felix Verdejo- The Pride of Puerto Rico
The Puerto Rican former professional boxer, Felix Verdejo, also known as El Diamante meaning the Diamond, represented his nation in the 2012 Olympics. He is active on social media and has 210 k followers on Instagram.
Who is Felix Verdejo?
Felix Verdejo is 28 years old and is popularly known as the winner of the 2012 American Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament. However, after winning against Jose Huertas from Panamania and Ahmed Mejri from Tunisia, he lost to Vasyl Lomachenko from Ukraine.
Felix used to compete as a lightweight. He has been given the honor of the most famous boxer of Puerto Rico. He won the Pan American Youth Championship at the age of 17. He has come home with gold medals many times, some to name them is in Ecuador’s International Tournament, Americas Olympic Classificatory Tournament held in Brazil, and Cheo Aponte International Tournament.
Felix is a passionate boxer, a natural one at his best in the field. He has gathered lots of followers on social media by his personality and fighting skills and currently has 23.2k followers on Twitter.
|Birth Name||Felix Verdejo Sanchez|
|Born||May 19, 1993 (Age 28)|
|Profession||Former Professional Boxer|
|Country||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||61 kg or 135 lbs|
|High School||Not known|
|Net Worth||$20 million|
What is the success story of Felix Verdejo?
- Felix started boxing when he was just 9 years old and found his passion in it. He had his expertise in lightweights. His first fight was with the famous Lauro Alcantar. In 2012, he got his major success at the age of 19 by joining the Top Rank. In the successive year, he won the ‘New Hispanic Promise’ title and was titled as the Prospect of the Year by BoxingScene and Top Rank. While achieving massive success throughout the year 2014 making a record in his career, Felix was again Titled the Prospect of the Year in 2014 by ESPN. Com.
- While he achieved success, he took a break for a year and joined back in 2016. He again conquered the fight with Oliver Flores, a featherweight boxer, and earned the title of WBO Lightweight. There were numerous other wins against Bryan Vasquez, Masayoshi Nakatani, etc.
- It was his motorcycle accident that led to a pause in his boxing career. He was severely injured and took time to recover completely. After a few months, he got stuck with the charge of murder of his rumored girlfriend who was pregnant with his child. He surrendered to the Puerto Rico police.
What is the physical appearance of Felix Verdejo?
- Felix has an athletic build with a height of 5 ft 9 inches. He follows a strict healthy diet and weighs 61 kgs.
- Felix has curly short black hair and brown eyes. He has a small beard as well.
What is the relationship status of Felix Verdejo?
- Felix is not married nor has a girlfriend. However, in April 2021, he got involved in the mysterious disappearance of an expecting young woman called Keishla Rodriguez.
- According to her family members, she was carrying Felix’s child, and soon after when she was declared dead, Felix surrendered to the Puerto Rico Police. Currently, he is charged with many criminal charges including murder.
What is the net worth of Felix Verdejo?
- Felix has a whopping net worth of $20 million. He has won many tournaments and has even bagged gold several times. He has fought 29 fights where he has won 27 of them and lost just 2. Due to his massive success in the field, he has huge wealth and luxury.
- Felix had a passion for boxing since his childhood.
- In 2012, Felix achieved his first victory at the American Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament.
- Furthermore, after defeating two boxers, Felix got defeated by Vasyl Lomachenko in the Olympic quarterfinals.
- He was given the title Prospect of the Year by ESPN. Com in 2014.
- Felix got arrested in May 2021 by the Puerto Rico police on the charges of kidnapping and murder of his girlfriend, Keishla Rodriguez.
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