Puerto Rico's lightweight sensation Felix Verdejo (23-0, 15 KO's) managed to secure a unanimous decision victory over Oliver Flores (27-3-2) last night in Puerto Rico. It was Verdejo's first fight since getting into a major motorcycle accident last summer. Scores were 96-94, 98-92, and 99-91. For the most part Verdejo cruised to a victory with ease. He had a slight scare in the 10th round when Flores managed to hurt him.
Tabbed as the next major star coming out of Puerto Rico, last night's performance by Felix Verdejo was less than sensational to say it best. The trend continues onward from his last two fights before getting injured where the hype around Verdejo seemed to die with each passing fight. While his skills seem to be exceptional, his last couple of fights have come off to most fans as boring. For a fighter looking to excel to the next level to match his fellow countrymen Tito Trinidad and Miguel Cotto in terms of star power Verdejo will need to pick up his sense of urgency in taking out his opponents in better fashion. Verdejo will need to be great in his next fight that is supposed to be for the WBO lightweight title. Verdejo will fight the winner of Terry Flanagan vs Petr Petrov.