What is Felix Verdejo's net worth? Boxer under scanner after alleged pregnant girlfriend found dead
Lightweight boxer Felix Verdejo has been named as a “person of interest” in the death of his alleged girlfriend, whose body was found near Carolina, Puerto Rico, on Saturday, May 2, afternoon. Now, many are curious about the boxer and want to know more about him, including how much money he makes.
According to El Vocero Newspaper, shortly before noon local time, authorities were alerted to a female's body in the San José lagoon located near the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge in the Carolina area. It was later confirmed that the body was that of 27-year-old Keishla Marlen Rodríguez Ortiz, who was apparently dating Verdejo and had been missing since April 29 morning.
Reports said that Keishla had met the boxer to tell him she was pregnant with his child. Bereliz Nichole, Ortiz's sister, said Rodriguez knew Verdejo before he met his new partner, according to NY Fights. She also said that Verdejo and his wife confronted Keishla about their relationship three months earlier.
Who is Felix Verdejo Sanchez?
Born on May 19, 1993, Felix Verdejo Sanchez is a Puerto Rican professional boxer in the lightweight division. As an amateur, he represented Puerto Rico at the 2012 Summer Olympics as a lightweight. Verdejo is currently ranked number one in lightweight by the WBO.
He was the winner at lightweight at the 2012 American Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament. Qualification was assured when Verdejo defeated a Mexican rival in the quarter-finals since the top-4 finishers qualified for the 2012 Olympics in his weight class.
During the 2012 Summer Olympics, Verdejo defeated Panamanian José Huertas in the first round with a score of 11-5. Later, he defeated Tunisian Ahmed Mejri with a 16-7 score before losing to Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine in the quarterfinals 14-9.
He also won in the "New Hispanic Promise" category of the 2013 Premios Juventud on July 18, 2013. He was voted "Prospect of the Year" by BoxingScene and Top Rank. He also finished second in Yahoo!'s list, which noted that any other year he would have been a "slam dunk winner". In his first fight of 2014, Verdejo faced undefeated Lauro Alcantar, winning by knockout in only 21 seconds. Verdejo continued his success throughout 2014, going 7-0 with 6 KO, making his career record 16-0 (KO 12). ESPN.com would go on to name Verdejo 'Prospect of the Year' for 2014.
What is Felix Verdejo Sanchez's net worth?
According to Players Bio, Verdejo's net worth is estimated to be $30 million. Indeed, the professional boxer has amassed millions and leads a luxurious life. In October 2012, when Verdejo was just 19 years old, he became a professional by joining Top Rank, signing for an undisclosed amount that reportedly included a bonification $600,000 dollars.