In the opening bout of the telecast, hot lightweight prospect Felix Verdejo remained unbeaten with a unanimous six-round decision against Thailand’s Petchsamuthr Duanaaymukdahan. The Thai fighter was no match for Verdejo’s blistering hand speed and combinations, and twice came close to being floored by Verdejo right uppercuts. But Duanaaymukdahan was game and kept coming until the end, earning the appreciation of the crowd and of his opponent.
“I’m glad he came to fight,” said Verdejo, who improves to 9-0 with 6 KOs. “He challenged me. He took a lot of punishment. I got a lot of good punches in. I got a lot of good quality rounds.”