2020 Jul 16

Felix Verdejo vs. Will Madera

10 rounds, lightweights

Felix Verdejo (26-1) faces unbeaten Will Madera (15-0-3) in the 10-round main event of Top Ranks Thursday night card. Verdejo is a very good boxer technically and was once seen as perhaps one of the hottest prospects coming up. That perception is no longer accurate of him but he is very good, that is for sure. He has racked up 3 wins since his lone career defeat. Will Madera is unbeaten and that sounds good and all but the 3 draws that he has is a big exclamation mark and for all intents and purposes it reveals the exact level he is on. His 3 draws have come against Wesley Ferrer, Alberto Bautista and Christian Uruzquieta. These are guys that can´t be considered elite guys of the division and he struggled badly against them. The best victory on his resume is without a doubt his win against Thomas Mattice who is a decent fighter. (sign in to view our prediction & pick)

Felix Verdejo is the more skilled fighter of the two by far, especially when he is at his best flashing his quick jabs and straight right hands that at times are very accurate. Verdejo will win the majority of the rounds and pick up another victory. The Pick is Felix Verdejo to win the fight for a price of -700 (1.14 decimal odds)

The Pick: Felix Verdejo to win fight
Odds: -700 (1.14 decimal odds)
Units: 10
Start time: 8pm ET / 5pm PT