Félix Verdejo – Bio, Age, Net worth, Height, Married, Nationality, Body Measurements, Career

Félix Verdejo is a former professional boxer and track and field athlete from Puerto Rico. Félix Verdejo competes in the lightweight division and won the WBO Latino lightweight title in 2015.

Early life

Felix Verdejo was born on May 19, 1993. His age as of 2022 is 28 years and his sun sign is Taurus. Likewise, his full name is Félix Gabriel Verdejo Sánchez. His birthplace is in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was born to his father, Demetrio Verdejo Colon, and his mother, Madeline Sanchez. Verdejo has two brothers and two sisters. Unfortunately, his early life, education, and much information about his family background lies in the shadows.

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Caption: Félix Verdejo’s picture with his mother. Source: Instagram

working life and career

Verdejo was 9 years old when he started boxing. He represented Puerto Rico at the 2012 Olympics as an amateur. He was Pan-American Youth Champion. Similarly, he won the lightweight at the 2012 American Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament. And with the win, he qualified for the 2012 Olympics. He also defeated Jose Huertas and Ahmed Mejri before losing to Vasyl Lomachenko in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Olympics.

Later, in October 2012, Sanchez turned pro. This boxer joined Top Rank and signed for an undisclosed amount that reportedly included a $600,000 bonus. He also won the New Hispanic Promise category at Premios Juventud 2013. BoxingScene and Top Rank also voted him Prospect of the Year.

Likewise, Sanchez was named “Prospect of the Year” by ESPN.com in 2014. He defeated Mexican Antonio Lopez in April 2015 to win the vacant WBO Latino Lightweight title. He also defended his title in 2015 against undefeated Ivan Najera and Josenilson Dos Santos.


He also defended his title against undefeated William Silva in February 2016. However, he defeated Jose Luis Rodriguez by unanimous decision in April 2016. 3 from WBO.

Shortly after recovering from motorcycling, he returned to fighting in February 2017 where he defeated Oliver Flores. He also pulled out of the 2017 fight against Antonio Lozada Jr. due to injury. He later returned to boxing in February 2018 with the announcement of his fight against Antonio Lozada Jr. Hence, he suffered his first professional loss at the hands of Lozada Jr.

And he took an 8-month break after his first professional loss. However, he returned to the ring with the Yardley Armenta Cruz fight in November 2018. He then defeated Cruz in the second round. Similarly, in April 2019, he defeated Bryan Vasquez via unanimous decision. He also changed his trainer and began working with the renowned boxing trainer Ismael Salas.

He also defeated Manuel Rey Rojas in his first fight with a new trainer. However, he lost his WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight title shot to Masayoshi Nakatani. And he beat Nakatani twice but lost in the 9th round after being knocked down twice in the 9th round.

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Caption: Félix Verdejo holds his country’s flag. Source: Instagram

Beyond Career

On August 7, 2016, he was involved in a motorcycle accident while traveling from Fajardo to Carolina, Puerto Rico. Therefore, initially in critical condition, he quickly recovered at a local hospital. Verdejo suffered a head injury and minor lacerations. However, he was discharged from the hospital on August 19.

He has been named by police as a person of interest in the disappearance of a 27-year-old pregnant woman, Keishla Rodríguez, on April 30, 2021. And Rodriguez’s family said they were pregnant with Verdejo’s child. And on May 2, he turned himself in to police and appeared in court via video link. On May 11, he pleaded not guilty. Therefore, on January 31, it became known that he was not threatened with the death penalty.

relationship status

Verdejo is married Eliz Marie Santiago Sierra. However, not much is currently available about his married life. Together they have a daughter named Miranda.

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Caption: Félix Verdejo’s picture with his wife and daughter. Source: Instagram

body measurements

Verdejo has an athletic build and medium build. He’s waiting 5 feet 9 inches or 175 cm tall. He also has a consistent weight of 61 kilos or 135 pounds. Likewise, Verdejo’s eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. Nothing more is known about his body values.

Social Media and Wealth

His ‘@diamanteverdejo’ Instagram Account has earned over 203,000 followers. He has gained over 88,000 followers on his Facebook page. Likewise, his Twitter account @DiamanteVerdejo has amassed over 22.8k followers.

Verdejo made his fortune from his professional boxing career. However, his net worth from 2022 is 20 million US dollars.

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