Costa Rican boxer and former interim world champion Bryan “Tiquito” Vasquez will return to the ring April 20 to face Puerto Rican Felix Verdejo.
Although the announcement has not been officially made by the Costa Rican’s promoter Top Rank, the fight will apparently be signed as part of the preliminary fights to the event headlined by WBO world champion Terence Crawford who will defend his title against challenger Amir Kahn.
Felix Verdejo is 25-years old and had his last fight back in November 2018 against Yardley Armenta which he won by KO, prior to this he had received the first loss of his career on March 2018 when he faced Antonio Lozada. The Puerto Rican fighter has a record of 24 wins 1 loss.
On the other hand, Bryan Vasquez is 31 years of age and his last fight was on September 2018 against Carlos Cardenas, Tiquito came out with a unanimous decision win. The Costa Rican has a record of 37 wins and 3 losses.
The Verdejo vs Vasquez fight will take place at the Madison Square Garden in New York.
Vasquez is a former WBA Interim World Super Featherweight champion; he has fought before at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas against Jose Felix Jr. in the undercard of the Pacquiao-Bradley fight back in 2014, Vasquez beat Felix Jr. by Unanimous Decision; he then went on to fight and defeat Mexican Sergio Thompson but he lost the title because he failed to make weight; his next title shot came in May of 2015 when he fought Dominican Javier Fortuna at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn but lost by Unanimous Decision.
Vasquez is looking to get another title shot soon and beating Verdejo would be a huge step in that direction.