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Felix Verdejo (hand) pulls out of fight

Updated: December 3, 2013, 9:38 PM ET
By Carlos Narvaez | Special to ESPNDeportes.com

SAN JUAN -- Felix Verdejo has been forced to pull out of his Dec. 14 fight date because of a left hand injury, the Puerto Rican lightweight prospect announced via social media.

Verdejo (9-0, 6 KOs) had been lined up to fight Mexico's Lauro Alcantar (8-0, 1 KO) in a six-round bout on a Top Rank/Miguel Cotto Promotions card in Caguas, Puerto Rico, but the fighter indicated that swelling of the knuckles on his left hand will prevent him from being ready in time.

"Me and my manager [Ricky ...

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