The undefeated Felix Verdejo entered this fight with a perfect record of 21-0-0 (14 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.27 lightweight in the world. He has already fought twice in 2016 winning over William Silva (=Verdejo vs Silva) and Jose Luis Rodriguez.
His opponent, Juan Jose Martinez, has a boxing record of 25-2-0 (17 knockouts) and he entered as the No.23 in the same weight class. He lost to Rey Bautista in 2014 but then he has won six consecutive bouts beating Emanuel Lopez in his last one. Verdejo vs Martinez is valid for the WBO Latino lightweight title; undercard of Roman Martinez vs Vasyl Lomachenko. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, USA
Division: lightweight (135 lbs, 61.2 kg)
Title: WBO Latino lightweight title
Verdejo’s next fight: Felix Verdejo vs Oliver Flores
(Free embeddable highlights video hosted on Youtube)
4 comments on “2016 BOXING fight – Felix Verdejo vs Juan Jose Martinez – full fight Video”
Pretty good fight with a very aggressive Mexican boxer who tried hard during the whole fight. However, Felix, who has a solid technical background was counter punching with excellent effectiveness and controlling the fight under his game plan. As soon as he passed to the offensive the fight was over. The stoppage may be was a little bit premature since Martinez looks OK in spite of not defending himself as required for a little while.
Martinez should have held or pushed off the ropes.
Those punches weren’t landing from Verdejo but kept coming.
Verdejo was technically sound but one thing I noticed is he lack pin point precision. He throws without any adjustment.
Martinez was game but no where efficient enough to be a threat.
Verdejo $125k, Martinez $15k. It never ceases to amaze me how they are paying ridiculous purses to some fighters, especially since the guy is on HBO!