Félix Verdejo Biography – Félix Verdejo Wiki
Félix Verdejo is a Puerto Rican professional boxer. Verdejo competes as a lightweight. He represented Puerto Rico at the 2012 Olympics, as an amateur. During his amateur career, he was the winner at lightweight at the 2012 American Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament. He defeated his Mexican rival in the quarter-finals to qualify for the 2012 Olympics.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he faced Panamanian José Huertas. Verdejo defeated him in the first round with a score of 11–5. He also won against Tunisian Ahmed Mejri with a 16–7. In the quarterfinals, he lost to Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine with 14–9. He was also a Panamerican Youth Champion.
Verdejo turned professional in October 2012, at the age of 19 years. He joined Top Rank. In July 2013, he won the “New Hispanic Promise” category of the 2013 Premios Juventud. Verdejo was voted “Prospect of the Year” by BoxingScene and Top Rank, in 2013. In 2014, he faced Lauro Alcantar, winning by knockout in only 21 seconds. He was named the 2014 ‘Prospect of the Year’ by ESPN.com.
Recently, he fought for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight title against Japanise Masayoshi Nakatani, on December 12, 2020. Verdejo became the first professional boxer to knock down Masayoshi Nakatani, once in the first round and again in the fourth round.
On April 30, 2021, he was indentified as the person of interest in the disappearance of a 27-year-old pregnant woman, Keishla Rodríguez.
Verdejo is facing charges in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend, Keishla Rodríguez. It was reported that the boxer was being charged with kidnapping and carjacking which resulted to death and with intentionally killing an unborn child.
Félix Verdejo Age
Born Felix G Verdejo Sanchez was born on May 19, 1993, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Félix Verdejo Girlfriend
He was in a relationship with his late girlfriend Keishla Rodríguez. Keishla Rodríguez disappearred at the end of April, 2021. She was later found dead. Her boyfriend Verdejo was identified as the person of interest in her disappearance. Verdejo is now facing charges filed by the FBI in Puerto Rico, including kidnapping resulting in death, carjacking resulting in death, and the killing of an unborn child. According to Keishla Rodríguez’s family, she was pregnant with Verdejo’s child.
Félix Verdejo Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.
Félix Verdejo Net Worth
Félix Verdejo’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million.