|Real Name||Felix Verdejo.|
|In News||Murdered Girlfriend.|
|Birth Date||May 19, 1993.|
|Birth Place||San Juan, Puerto Rico.|
|Parents||Father: Demetrio Verdejo Colón.|
Mother: Madeline Sanchez.
|Wife||Eliz Marie Santiago Sierra.|
|Dated||Late. Keishla Rodríguez Ortiz.|
Pounds: 138.8 lbs.
|Height||In feet: 5' 9".|
In centimeters: 175 cm.
In meters: 1.75 m.
|Win | Loss||27 | 2|
|Wins By KO||17.|
|Net worth||$30.95 Million.|
All About Olympic Boxer Felix Verdejo
Felix Verdejo (age: 30, May 19, 1993) is a Puerto Rican boxer representing his country in the flyweight category. He fought 29 fights; he lost only two and won 27 matches, of which 17 were through KO.
In the high-octane world of professional boxing, Felix Verdejo emerged as a dazzling star, winning hearts with his skill and charm. He seemed destined for greatness with an impressive record of 27 wins, including 17 knockouts, and a net worth exceeding $30.95 million. However, beneath the glittering facade, a dark and sinister secret lurked.
Reportedly Felix murdered his pregnant lover – Keishla Rodríguez Ortiz, with whom he was maintaining an extra-marital affair. Additional reports revealed that Elix first kidnapped Keishla and then threw her off the bridge; he even fired bullets at her while she drowned in the water.
Recently news came that Verdejo has been found guilty of the kidnapping and killing of Keishla. Following a 25-week trial at the US District Court of Puerto Rico, Verdejo was found guilty of the abduction and killing of Keishla Rodríguez Ortiz.
However, the jury could not reach unanimous verdicts on the other two charges, including carjacking resulting in a person’s death and possession and use of a firearm. The sentencing is scheduled for November 3.
Felix Verdejo’s Wife & Girlfriend
According to sources, the Puerto Rican boxer is married to a social media influencer Eliz Marie Santiago Sierra. It is unknown how long they have been married, but according to one trusted source, they have been together since 2012.
The couple even have a daughter named Miranda. Now that Felix is about to receive life imprisonment, Eliz may break her relationship with him. To stay updated on this topic, keep visiting our platform.
Felix Verdejo Parents & Early Life
On May 19, 1993, Felix Verdejo (age 30) was born to his father, Demetrio Verdejo Colón, and mother, Madeline Sanchez, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has four siblings, including two sisters and two brothers.
Felix discovered his passion for boxing during his school years. In October 2012, at 19, he turned professional and joined Top Rank, signing a contract for an undisclosed amount, rumored to include a bonus of $600,000. In 2013, Felix Verdejo received the “New Hispanic Promise” award at the Premios Juventud ceremony on July 18.
His performance that year earned him the title of “Prospect of the Year” from BoxingScene and Top Rank. He also ranked second on Yahoo!’s list, narrowly missing out on being the top pick, a testament to his impressive skills and potential in the sport.
Felix Verdejo’s Net Worth & Career
In 2014, Verdejo kicked off his boxing campaign with a sensational victory against Lauro Alcantar, an undefeated fighter, whom he defeated by a knockout in a mere 21 seconds.
This triumph was just the beginning of a string of successes throughout the year, as he achieved a remarkable record of 7 wins, all with 6 knockouts.
By the end of 2014, his overall career record stood at an impressive 16 wins, with 12 of them coming by way of knockout. His exceptional performance earned him the well-deserved title of ‘Prospect of the Year’ for 2014, as recognized by ESPN.com.
The following year, in January 2015, Verdejo was presented with the opportunity to contend for his first title.
Initially scheduled to face Mexican Marco Antonio López (24–5, 15 KOs) in an 8-round bout on February 28, the fight was later extended to 10 rounds and postponed to April 25 due to Verdejo’s hand injury.
The bout was for the vacant WBO Latino lightweight title, with Verdejo being the only one eligible to win the title since Lopez failed to meet the lightweight limit by 4 pounds.
The match took place in Puerto Rico, where Verdejo emerged victorious, securing the vacant title through a fifth-round technical knockout. At the time of the stoppage, all three judges had scored the fight 40–36 in favor of Verdejo.
Verdejo’s maiden title defense occurred on June 13 of the same year at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City. His opponent was the undefeated American Ivan Najera (16–0, 8 KOs).
In his HBO debut, Verdejo put on a dominant performance and secured a convincing unanimous decision to retain the title.
He scored two knockdowns against Najera and outpointed him comprehensively, as indicated by the judges’ scores of 100–88 and 99–89 in favor of Verdejo.
Notably, Verdejo displayed remarkable accuracy, connecting with 40% of his punches thrown, while Najera managed only 30%.
On December 11, Verdejo successfully defended his WBO Latino title once again, this time against Brazilian Josenilson Dos Santos (27–3, 17 KOs) in Puerto Rico.
During the second round, Verdejo delivered a mighty right hand that sent Dos Santos to the canvas. Although Dos Santos managed to beat the count, the referee, Roberto Ramirez Jr., deemed him unfit to continue, leading to a stoppage.
In mid-2017, there were talks of a significant match-up between Verdejo and undefeated WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan, with promoters Bob Arum and Frank Warren working towards a possible agreement.
However, negotiations encountered delays as Verdejo’s camp sought a higher purse, aiming for around $450,000, given the need to travel to Flanagan’s home country for the title challenge.
Following a period of inactivity lasting 13 months, Verdejo returned to the ring on March 17, 2018, at the Madison Square Garden Theater.
His opponent was Antonio Lozada Jr., a fighter he was initially supposed to face in February 2017. The fight with Lozada was officially confirmed after the deal was signed in January 2018.
In December 2020, Verdejo contended for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight title against Masayoshi Nakatani. During the match, Verdejo achieved a remarkable feat by knocking Nakatani down twice, once in the first round and again in the fourth round.
However, Nakatani demonstrated resilience and turned the tables by knocking Verdejo down twice in the ninth round, ultimately leading to the fight being stopped 1:45 into the round.”
Felix Verdejo Q&A
Ques: When was Felix Verdejo born?
Ans: May 19, 1993.
Ques: Who are Felix Verdejo’s parents?
Ans: Madeline Sanchez (mother) and Demetrio Verdejo Colón (father).
Ques: How tall is Felix Verdejo?
Ans: 5 feet 9 inches.
Ques: How much is Felix Verdejo’s net worth?
Ans: $30.95 million.