Top Rank Boxing’s July 16 event on ESPN featured explosive finishes!
“Ill” Will Madera is undefeated no more, courtesy of a vicious knockout by Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo in the main event of Top Rank Boxing’s July 16 event.
Verdejo (27-1, 17 KOs) defeated Madera (15-1-3, 8 KOs) at 2:59 of the first round to secure the victory, live on ESPN from “The Bubble” at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.
Felix Verdejo highlight reel knockout finishes Will Madera:
“I am proud of the work I put in with my trainer, Ismael Salas. The hard work is paying off,” Verdejo said. “Madera is a good fighter, but when I had him hurt, I knew I could finish him.
“As for what’s next, Vasiliy Lomachenko is the top guy at lightweight. We have unfinished business from when he beat me in the Olympics. That’s the fight I ultimately want.”
Jared “The Real Big Baby” Anderson (5-0, 5 KOs) dominated Hector Perez (7-3, 3 KOs), in short order and finished him off with an overhand right at 1:45 of Round 1.
Featherweight prospect Martino Jules (10-0, 2 KOs) remains unbeaten after defeating Aleem Jumakhonov (8-3-2, 4 KOs) via majority decision (76-76, 78-74 2x).
Lightweight Kenny Davis Jr. (3-2-1) edged out Eduardo Sanchez (2-3) via majority decision (37-37, 38-36 2x).
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