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Manuel "Manny" Rojas (18-3, 5KO's) from Dallas, Texas tipped the scales at a chiseled 135.75 pounds at the weigh-in today for his fight against Top Rank's Puerto Rican prospect Felix Verdejo (25-1, 16 KO's), who came in at 136.75.
Lightweight Rojas will be stepping into the ring at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York for a scheduled ten round fight for the biggest fight of his career.
A win against Puerto Rican Verdejo can catapult Rojas for bigger fights down the road and a possible title shot in the lightweight division, such as the vacant WBC belt.
Verdejo's first loss of his career was by TKO against by Antonio Torres (40-4, 34 KO's) from Mexico in 2018 but he bounced back with a win in 2018 and another win in 2019. For Rojas, he also had a win in 2018 and 2019 leading up to this fight.
This fight is the co-main event of the Eleider Alvarez v. Michael Seal light heavyweight main event for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Light Heavyweight title.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Groupe Yvon Michel, tickets priced at $89, $75, $69, $62, $59 and $40 are on sale now and can be purchased at the Turning Stone Resort Box Office, charge by phone by calling 800.771.7711 or online at Ticketmaster.