SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (December 10, 2015) — Fight week continues for the boxing gem of Puerto Rico, undefeated Top-Five world-rated lightweight contender FELIX “El Diamante” VERDEJO, and former five-division world champion and 2012 Fighter of the Year NONITO “The Filipino Flash” DONAIRE!. Both will headline, in separate title bouts, the year-end finale of MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV, which will be televised LIVE from Roberto Clemente Coliseum Tomorrow! Friday, December 11, on truTV, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT . The live boxing series is presented by truTV and Top Rank® and produced in association with HBO Sports®. Find truTV at: http://trutvishere.com/.
Today’s Official Weigh-In will be streamed live from the Grand Ballroom of the Verdanza Hotel in Carolina, Puerto Rico, at 1:30 P.M. ET, via www.toprank.tv.
Verdejo (18-0, 13 KOs), from San Juan, will be making his homecoming a 10-round defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latino lightweight title against Josenilson Dos Santos (25-3, 15 KOs), of Sao Paulo, Brasil, and Donaire (35-3, 23 KOs), from General Santos City, Philippines, gets another world title shot, in a 12-round rumble with WBO International junior featherweight champion and No. 1 world-rated contender Cesar Juarez (17-3, 13 KOs), of Mexico City, for the vacant WBO junior featherweight world championship.
The four warriors boast a combined record of 95-9 (64 KOs) — a winning ratio of 91%, with 2/3 of their total victories coming by way of knockout.