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Félix Verdejo

Popular Puerto Rican former professional boxer and athlete

Félix Verdejo
Félix Verdejo- Former Professional boxer and athlete- source ABC

Félix Verdejo is a popular Puerto Rican former professional boxer who competed from 2012 to 2020. He is well-known for representing Puerto Rico at the 2012 Olympics.

Early Life, Education, Family Background

He was born on the 19th of May 1993 in San Juan, Puerto Rica, to her mother name is Madeline Sánchez, and his father Demetrio Verdejo Colon.  His real name is Félix Verdejo Sánchez and people call him EI Diamante with love.

He holds Puerto Rican nationality and belongs to a Black ethnic background and follows Christianity. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

Additionally, he grew up with four siblings two brothers and two sisters whose names have not been revealed yet. Meanwhile, Verdejo’s early life, education, and much information are still unknown.

When did he start his career and professional life?

Moving towards his career, his professional career as a boxer. He was interested in boxing since he was 9 years. He is the only boxer from his family background. Verdejo bagged the Pan American Youth Championship in 2010.

At an early age with his talents and skills, he qualified for the 2012 Olympics. Although, he won against Jose Huertas and Ahmed Mejri before losing to Vasyl Lomachenko in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Olympics.

Meanwhile, Sanchez turned professional in October 2012. After that, he joined Top Rank signing for an undisclosed amount that reportedly included a bonification of $600,000.

Additionally, he defeated undefeated Lauro Alcantar by TKO in only 21 seconds in 2014 with a 16-0 record with 12 knockouts at the end of 2014.  Later on, he became the 2014 “Prospect of the Year” by ESPN.com.

He defended his title against undefeated many wrestlers such as Ivan Najera and Josenilson Dos Santos, William Silva, Juan Jose Martinez, Jose Luis Rodriguez, and Rodriguez. Although, he was ranked at No. 2 lightweight by WBA, and no. 3 by WBO.

His motorcycle accident caused him severe injuries that the possibility of a fight between the two. As he suffered a head injury and small lacerations when he was traveling from Fajardo to Carolina.

He returned to fight in February 2017 where he beat Oliver Flores. Later on, after his first professional loss at the hands of Lozada Jr., He returned to the ring the fight with many professional wrestlers Yardley Armenta, Cruz, Bryan Vasquez, and many more.

Recently, after the COVID 19 outbreak, Felix Verdejo fought with Will Madera in Las Vegas. Although, the game ended at 2 minutes, 59 seconds of the first round, as Verdejo took the victory.

Later on, Verdejo murdered his pregnant girlfriend and turned himself into police to face federal charges in May 2021. Verdejo would not be facing the death penalty which was revealed on 31st January 2022.

Awards and Achievements

He was nominated for the lightweight at the 2012 American Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament.

Félix had been honored by Boxing Scene and Top Rank voted him “Prospect of the Year”.

He became the “New Hispanic Promise” category of the 2013 Premios Juventud.

How much does is Félix’s Net worth?

He is a popular former professional boxer and as per the source, Félix estimated net worth of more than $30 million.

Meanwhile, as a former professional boxer now he owns a lavish house and is living a luxurious life with his family.

In addition, his wife has an estimated net worth of $3000 to $5000.  Her source of income is from her profession as she is an active person in social media and fashion lifestyle influencer.

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Did he involve in any rumors or controversy?

Talking about the rumors and controversy, after killing his pregnant girlfriend Félix was charged with abducting on the 30th of April 2021.

After that incident, he has to face several charges like criminal, kidnapping, and killing an unborn child. Later on, he accepted what he did and surrender himself in front of the police and he follows all the legal action according to the court as well.

As for now, he isn’t with any new rumors, controversies, and new scandals of any sort.

Who did Félix marry and her present family status?

Moving toward her personal life, Félix is a married man.

Félix Verdejo and Eliz Marie Santi
Félix Verdejo with his wife- Source Biography mask

He married Eliz Marie Santiago Sierra. The couple is blessed with one lovely daughter named Miranda who was born on October 15, 2018.

Previously, he had an affair with Keishla Rodríguez and she got pregnant after that Félix murdered Keishla Rodríguez.

Body Measurement, Height & Weight

He is an athletic guy so he has a medium-built body structure which he has a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.

As an athlete, he used to eat a proper diet and maintain his weight by 61 kgs.

He is a black tall handsome guy with black short curly hair and a pair of brown eyes.

Is he available on social media platforms?

Regarding her social media presence, he is most active on Instagram and Twitter where he has 203K followers on Instagram and 220.8K on Twitter.

Despite this, he doesn’t have his Facebook and YouTube channels.

Frequently asked Questions

How old is Félix Verdejo wife?

She is years old 24 years old.

Who is Félix Verdejo mother?

Madeline Sánchez is the mother of Félix Verdejo Sánchez.

Who is the kid of Félix Verdejo Sánchez?

Miranda is the only kid of Félix Verdejo Sánchez.

Quick Facts about Sánchez  :

  • Full Name: Félix Verdejo Sánchez
  • Birth Date: 19th May 1993
  • Birth Place: San Juan, Puerto Rica,
  • Country: Puerto Rican
  • Profession: Former Boxer
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife Name: Eliz Marie Santiago Sierra
  • Child Name: Miranda
  • Horoscope: Taurus
  • Net Worth: $30 million
  • Eye Color: Brown

 

 

 

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