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 Last update:  3/24/2014       Read more by Golden Boy         
   
Collazo: Brooklyn is Coming To Take Amir Khan Down!
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LAS VEGAS - An explosive matchup of two world-class fighters is coming to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 3, when British superstar and former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir "King" Khan faces Brooklyn native and WBA International Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo in the 12-round welterweight co-main event of "THE MOMENT: Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana" on SHOWTIME PPV.

A media conference call featuring both fighters is scheduled for Wednesday, March 26 at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT. Additional details to follow this announcement.

"I'm looking forward to fighting in Las Vegas once again, and my intention on May 3 is to make a statement that I belong on this big stage," said Khan.  "Luis Collazo might be coming off of a big win, but I am in incredible shape and am ready for this challenge. A win on May 3 is what I need to prove that I truly am one of the best welterweights in the sport."

"Defeating Victor Ortiz in January was just the beginning," said Collazo. "Facing and beating Amir Khan on the biggest stage in the sport is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I will take full advantage of this and put myself in the best position to face the winner of the main event. I hope Khan is ready because Brooklyn is coming to take him down."

"Both Amir Khan and Luis Collazo have made it known that they want a shot at the winner of the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana, so what better way for them to prove that they're next in line than by fighting on "THE MOMENT" card on May 3?" said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions.  "These are two exciting former world champions and this fight has the potential to steal the show."

 "Amir Khan and Luis Collazo are aggressive boxers who deliver excitement and fan-friendly action in every fight," said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sportsฎ. "With the addition of this main event-caliber co-feature bout, boxing's biggest night of the year has become even bigger. Mayweather vs. Maidana and Khan vs. Collazo is a spectacular one-two punch for boxing fans."

A British standout who represented his nation in the 2004 Olympic Games, where he won a silver medal, Bolton's Amir "King" Khan (28-3, 19 KOs) went from local hero to international star when he won his first world title at 140 pounds in 2009. After five successful defenses that included wins over Marcos Maidana, Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah, Khan lost his title by way of a controversial decision to Lamont Peterson in 2011. Winner of two straight over Carlos Molina and Julio Diaz since, the flashy, flamboyant 27-year-old boxer-puncher is now campaigning at welterweight, where he seeks championship gold once again.

Brooklyn's Luis Collazo (35-5, 18 KOs) has long been one of New York's finest exports, a slick boxer who isn't afraid to get into the trenches and slug it out. Collazo is a  former WBA Welterweight World Champion and currently holds the WBA International Welterweight Title. No stranger to facing the elite in his weight class, he has squared off against fighters such as  Jose Antonio Rivera, Ricky Hatton, Shane Mosley and Andre Berto. Collazo took nearly two years off from the ring, but since returning in 2011, he has won five of six bouts, including four straight. This past  January, he made the statement of a lifetime with a blistering second-round knockout victory over favored former world champion Victor Ortiz, and he has similar plans for Khan on May 3.

Tags: Amir Khan , Luis Collazo , Khan-Collazo , Khan vs. Collazo


 

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comment by Box-Office, on 03-25-2014
[QUOTE=Mr. Philadel]You can be a tough Mexican....a tough 3rd world country cat....a tough Iguana eater from the South American slums....but being a tough dude from urban inner cities makes BOXING fans feel some type of way :lol1:....Brooklyn based fighters have a certain type of pride....I have ...

comment by Mr. Philadel, on 03-25-2014
You can be a tough Mexican....a tough 3rd world country cat....a tough Iguana eater from the South American slums....but being a tough dude from urban inner cities makes BOXING fans feel some type of way :lol1:....Brooklyn based fighters have a certain type of pride....I have no problem with that...

comment by Jakutindi Wauya, on 03-25-2014
[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP]LAS VEGAS - An explosive matchup of two world-class fighters is coming to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 3, when British superstar and former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir "King" Khan faces Brooklyn native and WBA International Welterw...

comment by Drunk Punch, on 03-25-2014
Very tough fight for Khan, so kudos for taking it. He needs an impressive win but he to do this he will have to be smart all night long. Keep moving and win round by round.

comment by sa80teur, on 03-25-2014
[QUOTE=Mayweatherducks]A Near Con is going to sleep against Collazo. He has no chin and don't belong in. 147 anyway and Collazo isn't feather fisted Paula not old ass Judah. Con will be 2-1 against Brooklyn and his dreams of Fraud Gayweather will be shattered lol.[/QUOTE] *yawn*.. I like this ...

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