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."
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 conversationComment 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)