Advertisement
Advertisement

Collazo: Amir Khan First, Then Mayweather at Barclays

BROOKLYN, NY  - Its no secret that Brooklyn native and current WBA International Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo is hoping to land a shot at facing pound-for-pound king Floyd "Money" Mayweather and on his quest he has received the support of Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Yormark called a possible Mayweather vs. Collazo bout a "Dream Fight" for Barclays Center.

"How great would it be for Brooklyn if the favorite son of Brooklyn fights this legendary fighter Floyd Mayweather? I think that goes down as, in many respects, the rational for what we want to do here," Yormark told Mitch Abramson of Boxing Scene.

"Getting a chance to fight Floyd and prove I'm the best is definitely the goal," said Collazo. "Now, getting a chance to fight Floyd at home [Brooklyn], that's a whole different ballpark. That's a dream."

Mayweather is set to face Marcos Maidana on May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, while Collazo has set eyes on Amir "King" Khan. No official statements have been made.

"Amir Khan up next and then, Floyd at home, that would be ideal," said Collazo with a grim smile. "I'm very proud Mr. Yorkmark thought of me and Mayweather as Brooklyn's 'Dream Fight,' that makes me truly proud of my roots, of Brooklyn."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by geokis88 on 03-21-2014

Collazo against Khan, maybe. Collazo against Mayweather, no sense cause as a hard core boxing fan I wouldn't pay ppv. Collazo needs quality wins not khan or Ortiz on his list. Good luck.

Comment by New England on 03-21-2014

i'd love to see collazo spark khan out. i'd puke if he got the mayweather fight.

Comment by Emon723 on 03-21-2014

Khan-Collazo makes sense, we don't know what Broner is up to, he doesn't really want Khan in May.

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 03-20-2014

Collazo would have to beat 3 top guys in a row to land a Floyd fight in 2015 Wins over khan Danny and porter should be enough to get into the conversation

Comment by Jsmooth9876 on 03-20-2014

The sad thing is a Khan win gets him a Mayweather fight. collazzo is a decent fighter from 5 years ago. Big deal, he beat a bum in Ortiz who can't wait to quit when adversity arises.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (48)
Top Headlines Kerry Hope is Convinced Vijender Singh Was Scared at Presser Zeuge is Sparring With Braehmer For De Carolis WBA Title Clash McGregor Was Looking For 50-50 Split With Floyd Mayweather Firat Arslan vs. Nuri Seferi Crossroads Bout on September 18 Eubank Sr. Baits Golovkin: Prove To Me That You Can Beat My Son! Rey Ojeda Shocks Puerto Rico With Retirement Announcement Thurman-Porter Makes Working Weekend Worth The Wrangling Cotto vs. Marquez Negotiations Continue To Play Out Hurd: I Didn’t Want to Force the Stoppage After Dropping Molina Joshua Warns Wilder: Focus on Arreola, I'll Be To America Soon Photos/Weights: Edner Cherry vs Lydell Rhodes, Douglas-Collado 30 Day Weights: Crawford 150.4-Pounds, Postol 145.5-Pounds Bob Arum Details Top Rank's Plans in China Examining the Keith Thurman-Shawn Porter Scorecards Golovkin-Eubank Moves Closer After 'Very Positive' Talks in London Povetkin's Promoter: No Interim-Fight, Wilder Shot By Year's End Thurman-Porter: Highest Barclays Boxing Gate, 2nd Largest Crowd Roach Embraces Pacquiao-Broner: We'd Go For The Knockout! Juan Diaz: Win Over Vazquez Takes Me One Step Closer To Title Terence Crawford Special Debuts on HBO, July 9th Oscar Molina: I'll Come Back From Loss to Jarrett Hurd Froch: If Eubank Faces Golovkin in September - I'd Be Shocked Brook: After Vargas - I Need To Get in There With Keith Thurman! Ivan Baranchyk, Tommy Morrison's Son Win Big in Miami Pablo Cesar Cano-Alfonso Gomez Set For July 15, Gibson is Out Thurman: Porter Isn't Top Two, But He Remains Marquee at 147 Golovkin vs. Eubank: Hearn Aims To Finalize Deal in 48-72 Hours Tommy Langford-Ronny Gabel Set For July 16th in Cardiff Postol, Roach Reflect Back on Knocking Lucas Matthysse Out Frank Warren: Liam Smith Has Very Good Shot To Beat Canelo! Vargas To Kell Brook: I Already Signed, Let's Get This Over With! Thurman Wants To Keep Fighting on Free TV, Not on Pay-Per-View Froch: Golovkin Rejected Terms, I'd Walk Through DeGale in 5 or 6 Casey Ramos Faces Paredes on Top Rank Bill, 7/16 on UniMas Joseph Parker Embraces Anthony Joshua Title Fight For The Fall Mayweather Admits: For The 'Right Price' I Might Come Back! Mikaela Lauren-Klara Svensson Showdown Set For Sept. 10 Mayweather Backs Golden Boy's Decision on Canelo-Golovkin Freddie Roach Feels Albert Pagara Could Be Future World Champ "Fighting Words" - Keith Thurman: Once Upon A "One Time"
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement