Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark doubleheader telecast begins at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
The live action from The Theatre at Madison Square Garden kicks-off with an exciting 10-round lightweight showdown between Felix Verdejo and Ivan Najera.
The main event features undefeated featherweight champion Nicholas Walters defending his title against Miguel Marriaga in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds. Continue reading
NEW YORK (June 10, 2015) — Undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight world champion NICHOLAS “Axe Man” WALTERS of Jamaica, and the boxing gem of Puerto Rico, undefeated No. 3 world-rated lightweight contender FELIX “El Diamante” VERDEJO and their opponents, Top-10 contender MIGUEL “The Scorpion” MARRIAGA and IVÁN “Bam Bam” NAJERA, respectively, hosted a media workout in Manhattan today. Continue reading
HBO Boxing’s hit late-night franchise presents an all-action doubleheader featuring four undefeated fighters when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: NICHOLAS WALTERS VS. MIGUEL MARRIAGA AND FELIX VERDEJO VS. IVAN NAJERA is seen SATURDAY, JUNE 13 at 10:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will be ringside for both bouts, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino. Continue reading
NEW YORK (May 12, 2015) — Undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight world champion NICHOLAS “Axe Man” WALTERS of Jamaica, and the boxing gem of Puerto Rico, undefeated No. 3 world-rated lightweight contender FELIX “El Diamante” VERDEJO will headline, in separate bouts, a world championship card in New York during Puerto Rican Day Parade weekend. With 34 knockout victories between them, fireworks are all but assured for this event which will take place Saturday, June 13, in The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Both will be facing undefeated opponents. Walters, who is in the third year of his championship reign, will defend his world title against Top-10 contender MIGUEL “The Scorpion” MARRIAGA of Colombia. Verdejo, in his live HBO debut, will make the first defense of his newly-won World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latino lightweight title against IVAN “Bam Bam” NAJERA, of San Antonio, TX. Both fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading
In what turned out to be a somewhat lackluster year for the sport, there were some bright spots for boxing fans in 2014. The validation of stars like Sergey Kovalev, Terence Crawford and Nicholas Walters. The rejuvenation of Miguel Cotto and Manny Pacquiao. The continued rise of Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. This writer decided to share some of his favorites from the past twelve months below (check out the videos to see more). Let’s take a look at the pugilistic best of the year that was.
Montero’s “Rising Star”: Nicholas Walters
The “Axe Man” is one boxer who truly lives up to this nickname. He kicked off his year by chopping down former titlist Vic Darchinyan in Macau, then chopped down former pound for pound star Nonito Donaire in Los Angeles. The bilingual bomber can also box, as he showed a top-notch jab in his dismantling of Donaire. Fighting in a loaded featherweight division, the Jamaican native built most of his career in Panama and is fluent in Spanish. A consummate professional with a humble attitude and plenty of charisma, the sky is the limit for Nicholas Walters. Continue reading
Sensational lightweight Felix Verdejo, the latest in a long line of outstanding Puerto Rican boxers, makes his Philadelphia debut Saturday evening, Dec. 13, when he takes on Karim El Ouazghari, of Barcelona, Spain, in the scheduled eight-round main event at the 2300 Arena. Continue reading
CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO (May 22, 2014) – As part of the historic showdown between MIGUEL COTTO and SERGIO “Maravilla” MARTÍNEZ. on Saturday, June 7 at Madison Square Garden in New York, Miguel Cotto Promotions and Top Rank Inc., announced today that three top undercard fights will be televised live exclusively in WAPA 2 Deportes in Puerto Rico and Wapa America in the United States. Continue reading
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – World Boxing Organization (WBO) awarded the young professional fighters Felix “Diamante” Verdejo, Emmanuel “Manny” Rodriguez and John Karl Sosa, and amateurs Kiria Tapia, Danielito Zorrilla and Henry Lebron, today in the first edition of this event for the Puerto Rican WBO Prospects Right Now, which the WBO will held annually for the promises of this sport in Puerto Rico, as part of the successful program “Kids Drug Free”. Continue reading
Felix Verdejo, Emmanuel Rodriguez and John Karl Sosa will be honored by the World Boxing Organization
Undefeated Felix “Diamante” Verdejo, Emmanuel “Manny” Rodriguez and John Karl Sosa will be honored by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) as the Puerto Rican WBO Boxing Prospects Right Now in an event that which also will honor three young amateur boxers. Continue reading
NARANJITO, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO) along with prospect Felix “Diamante” Verdejo, former world champion Samuel Serrano, and a group of boxers gave sports equipment to the Francisco Morales School in Naranjito, Puerto Rico as part of the WBO’s successful program “Kids Drug Free”.
The WBO President, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, WBO President, lead the event with Verdejo, Serrano, prospects Emmanuel “Manny” Rodríguez, Carlos “Chicano” Cotto, David Quijano and amateur boxers Celiel Castillo, Ernesto Alicea and Yavier Bonilla. Continue reading