Félix Verdejo is a Puerto Rican professional boxer who competes in the lightweight division. As of 2021, Felix Verdejo's net worth is estimated to be around $20 million.
|Full Name||Felix Verdejo Sanchez|
|Date of Birth||May 19, 1993|
|Age||27 years old|
|Born Place||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Net Worth||$20 million|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches or 175 cm|
Youth and amateur career
Verdejo was born on May 19, 1993 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Demetrio Verdejo Colón and Madeleine Sanchez. As an amateur, he won the 2012 US Olympics boxing qualifying tournament as a lightweight.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Verdejo defeated José Huertas in the first round with a score of 115. He then won against Ahmed Mezhri with a score of 167. But he lost to Lomachenko in the quarterfinals with a score of 149.
Felix Verdejo net worth and boxing career
Verdejo’s first fight as a professional boxer was against Leonardo Chavez in 2012, where he won the bout by unanimous decision. He won his first title against the Mexican Marco Antonio López. Vardejo won the vacant WBO Latino lightweight title via fifth-round TKO.
On June 13, 2015, he defended the title for the first time against Iván Nájera. He scored two knockdowns and won the fight in the tenth round. Verdejo went on to defend his title against Josenilson dos Santos, William Silva, José Luis Rodríguez, Juan José Martínez and Oliver Flores.
On March 17, 2018, Verdejo suffered his first defeat as a professional boxer after being knocked out in the tenth round against Antonio Losada Jr. After this defeat, it took him eight months to return to the ring in Puerto Rico against the Mexican Yardley Armenta Cruz.
His second fight after his first loss was against Brian Vasquez, who finished seventh in the WBA’s lightweight division. He won the fight by a 10-round unanimous decision. On December 12, 2020, Verdejo fought Masayoshi Nakatani for the vacant WBO Intercontinental Lightweight title. He dominated the fight from the start, knocking out Nakatani once in the first round and again in the fourth round. However, Nakatani knocked him out twice in the ninth round to win the title.
The personal life of Felix Verdejo
Verdejo had a motorcycle accident while driving from Fajardo to Carolina, Puerto Rico. He has suffered a head injury and is in critical condition. On August 19, 2016, he was released from the hospital.
On April 30, 2021, police were investigating Verdejo for a missing woman named Keishla Rodríguez. Her family revealed that Keishla was pregnant with Verdejo’s baby. On May 2, 2021, she turned herself in after authorities ruled that she was found dead. Verdejo is charged with fatal kidnapping, fatal carjacking and murder of an unborn child.
Felix Verdejo Net worth
As of 2021, Felix Verdejo’s personal fortune is estimated to be around $20 million. He earned most of his money as a professional boxer. He won $175,000 against Terry Flanagan.