Puerto Rican prospect Felix Verdejo (22-0, 15 KOs) is officially lined up to take on former junior lightweight contender Oliver Flores (27-2-2, 17 KOs) on Feb. 3 at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico, reports RingTV. Joining him on the card will be undefeated featherweight Christopher Diaz (19-0, 11 KOs) taking on Efrain Esquivias. Both fights will air live on UniMas, starting at 11pm EST.
Verdejo, 23, has been out of action since knocking out Juan Jose Martinez in June at Madison Square Garden. He was then slated to challenge Terry Flanagan on Nov. 5 for his WBO title, but Verdejo was injured in a motorcycle accident which derailed those plans for the time being. Verdejo suffered some head trauma and lacerations as a result of the accident.
Verdejo remains Flanagan’s mandatory challenger, but it is unclear exactly when that fight will come off.
Meanwhile, Christopher Diaz, 22, also a Puerto Rican native, is coming off a unanimous decision win over Fernando Vargas on Nov. 18 (and no, not that Fernando Vargas). His opponent Esquivias is riding a three fight losing streak and is 1-5-1 in his last seven outings.