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Verdejo to fight in first six-rounder

PR Best Boxing Promotions in association with Top Rank will present a card on May 18 at the Ruben Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, where hot prospect Felix “Diamante” Verdejo will fight in a six rounds bout for the first time. “On the next Solo Boxeo Tecate show in Puerto Rico, on May 18, we will show eight bouts and good matches as the fight between Gamalier Rodriguez and Alicio Castañeda, also the clash between Verdejo and Corben Page, the first six round fight for Verdejo,” PRBBP President Ivan Rivera said.

The main event of the evening will present in a 10 round fight, Gamalier Rodriguez (20-2-3, 14 KOs), from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, facing Texan Alicio Castañeda (15-1, 6 KOs), in the junior lightweight division.

Also, in the co-main fight, 2012 Olympian, Diamante Verdejo (5-0, 4 KOs), will face Corben Page (4-5-1) in a six round jr lightweight bout.

In scheduled six round fights, prospect John Karl Sosa (6-0, 4 KOs) will fight against Alexis Peña (7-2, 5 KOs) at 143 pounds; Levan Ghvamicheva (9-0, 7 KOs) will face Samuel “Sammito” Santana (5-8-2) at 147 pounds, and Israel “El Heredero” Vazquez (8-0-2, 6 KOs) will fight versus a foe to be named at 108 pounds.

Meanwhile, in four rounders, Trujillo Alto native Bernard “Bimbo” Lebron (1-0, 1 KOs) will face Osvaldo Vázquez (0-1) at 140 pounds; Fauris Capellán (5-1, 4 KOs) will fight against Christopher Rivera (5-12, 4 KOs) at 135 pounds, and Emmanuel Santos (1-0) will face debutant Juan Carlos Pantoja.

Tickets for this show are availables at Ticketcenter ( calling 1 787 792-5000. Prices are $18 and $33.

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