Felix Verdejo is undoubtedly one of the most successful boxers of his generation, with an impressive record that includes multiple world championships.
Get to know the famous boxer, Felix Verdejo, and his wife and daughter. In this post, you will also find their photos and controversies Felix is facing.
Félix Gabriel Verdejo Sánchez was born on May 19, 1993 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. He started boxing at the age of 10 and turned professional in 2012.
Felix Verdejo is a boxing star who has competed in the Olympics and world championships.
His most recent championship was at the 2016 WBA international title-winning weight division of lightweight (154 pounds).
He is now considered one of Puerto Rico’s most famous sports stars, with many fans worldwide!
The Rise to Fame of Felix Verdejo
Felix Verdejo is an accomplished boxer and one of the most well-known athletes in the world.
He became a professional in 2012 and had an impressive career record that includes notable achievements such as becoming a two-time world champion, defending his title, and making a successful HBO debut.
He started his career as an amateur boxer and became a professional fighter.
He is the winner of lightweight at the 2012 American Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament and qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Felix won his first bout against José Huertas with a score of 11-5, then defeated Panamanian José Huertas with a 16-7 score before losing to Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine in the quarterfinals with a score of 14-9.
On December 22, 2017, it was announced that Verdejo would be returning to the ring after a 13-month hiatus at the Madison Square Garden Theater on March 17, 2018.
It was later announced that Antonio Lozada Jr. would fight Verdejo. It was Verdejo’s first official loss as a professional, and he fought more aggressively throughout the bout than in his previous five fights.
After having his first career defeat, Verdejo took some time off to regroup. He stepped back into the ring on November 10, 2018, at Mario Quijote Morales Coliseum in Mexico and defeated Yardley Armenta Cruz.
Verdejo’s 26th and the most recent win was against Cruz, who was stopped in round 2.
On December 12, 2020, Verdejo faced Masayoshi Nakatani for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight title.
Verdejo landed the first knockdown of Nakatani in the first round and the second time in the fourth round. Nakatani, who is not known for being knocked down before, turned surety and then hit Verdejo twice more to knock him down before stopping the fight 1:45 into their ninth-round bout.
Felix Verdejo is an experienced boxer with a record of 27 wins and 2 losses.
Who is the Wife of Felix Verdejo?
Felix Verdejo has been married to Eliz Marie Santiago Sierra for about eight years and has a child, Miranda.
Eliz Marie Santiago Sierra is an influencer with more than 40,000 followers.
Little information is known about the couple.
Felix Verdejo and Wife, Eliz
Felix Verdejo’s Family
Felix Verdejo and Daughter, Miranda
Police named Verdejo as a person of interest in the disappearance of Keishla Rodríguez on April 30, 2021.
Keishla Rodríguez is a 27-year-old pregnant woman who was found dead. She was last seen on April 29 after meeting Felix.
The family of Keishla explained that she was pregnant with Felix’s child.
Felix faces multiple charges in this case, including kidnapping resulting in death, carjacking resulting in death, and intentionally killing an unborn child. All these charges carry a life sentence and the death penalty.
Meanwhile, a witness whose name has not been released has firsthand knowledge of Rodriguez’s disappearance and is cooperating with the FBI as part of their own ongoing investigation.