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Félix Verdejo's solid win continues tradition of impressive boxing pedigree

The fistic pedigree of Puerto Rico is almost unthinkably robust for an island smaller than Connecticut in both size and population. The US territory has produced heaps of world champions since boxing was legalized there in 1927, among them Carlos Ortíz, Edwin Rosario, Esteban DeJesús, Wilfred Benítez, Wilfredo Gómez, Félix Trinidad and dozens more.