Felix Verdejo Vs. Will Madera Results
Although another main event has been altered, Top Rank is determined to continue on with fight night. Several fighters will get an opportunity to prove themselves on the brightest stage as the promotion presents another event inside the MGM Grand Conference Center.
In Las Vegas, the new main event will be Felix Verdejo v. Will Madera. This is a result of Mark John Yap coming into the weigh-ins over nine pounds above the contracted 128-pound limit (136.7). As a result, his fight with Miguel Marriaga was scrapped. This past Tuesday, Jamel Herring was taken off of his main event spot against Jonathan Oquendo due to him testing positive twice for COVID-19. As a result, Mikaela Mayer v. Helen Joseph became the new main event.
Verdejo (26-1) is a lightweight looking for his own title opportunity. A former WBO Latino Lightweight Champion, Verdejo defended it six times. After losing to Antonio Lozada Jr. back in 2018, Verdejo rebounded with three wins in a row. His last fight was in January, beating Manuel Rey Rojas via unanimous decision.
Madera (15-0-3) made his professional debut in 2013. The 29-year-old is 2-0-1 in his last three bouts, the draw coming against Christian Uruzquieta for the WBC International Silver Lightweight Title. He last fought in January, beating Edgar Ramirez via TKO.
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Main Card (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
Felix Verdejo def. Will Madera via TKO (2:59 into round one)
Martino Jules def. Aleem Jumakhonov via majority decision (76-76, 78-74, 78-74)
Jared Anderson def. Hector Perez via TKO (1:45 into round one)
Kenny Davis Jr. def. Eduardo Sanchez via majority decision (37-37, 38-36, 38-36)