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truTV FNKO results: Felix Verdejo smashes Josenilson dos Santos in two

Felix Verdejo closed the show quickly tonight at home in Puerto Rico.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Felix Verdejo gave the fans in San Juan, Puerto Rico the main event results they wanted, arriving to a big reaction and ending to one even bigger after demolishing Brazil's Josenilson dos Santos in the second round, pushing his pro record to 19-0 (14 KO).

Verdejo, 22, felt things out in the opening round against a rare opponent who was taller than him. At 5'9", the Puerto Rican prospect is a big lightweight, but dos Santos is listed at 5'11" and was clearly a little bit taller in real actual life, too. While the opening round was uneventful and the majority of round two wasn't much more, Verdejo pounced with a massive right hand that dropped dos Santos (27-4, 17 KO) hard. When dos Santos got back to his feet, he was clearly done, and the fight was stopped after a count was given.

Verdejo reported no issues with the hand that was injured earlier this year, limiting him to three fights in 2015. But he heads into 2016 with a nice victory at home in Puerto Rico, and looking to really build some steam in a pretty wide-open division.

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