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 Last update:  5/15/2014       Read more by Random Hits         
   
Collazo on Loss To Amir Khan: "Mentally I Wasn't There"
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BROOKLYN, NY - After a hard fought defeat against Amir Khan on "THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana" undercard on May 3, former welterweight world champion Luis Collazo returned to his home borough of Brooklyn to rest and spend time with his family before returning to the ring at the end of the summer.

Collazo suffered a minor injury to his left hand during his fight against Khan. According to his doctor, the tendons in his left hand will take between four and six weeks to return back to normal.

"The hardest thing about the fight was that I lost," said Collazo. "I was there physically, but that's about it. Mentally I wasn't there. Right now I'm taking some time off to rest, allow my body to heal and get back to work."

Collazo's longtime trainer Nirmal Lorick shed some light on the timetable for Collazo's return saying that the former world champion will rest his hand before a hopeful ring return in late August or early September.

Before the loss to Khan, Collazo put on a spectacular performance against former world champion Victor Ortiz on Jan. 30 in an early "Knockout of the Year" candidate. That win gave Collazo capped off four straight victories heading into his May 3 showdown against Khan.

"Khan did what he needed to do to win. We are confident that Luis will come back form this fight mentally stronger and ready for whoever is next," said Collazo's manager Wilson Naranjo.

Collazo has stayed positive since the loss and certainly isn't ready to hang up his gloves, "It's just the beginning. I'm on God's time, not my time," said Collazo. "To all my fans, I'm sorry for letting you down. To all the critics, keep doing your job. Peace and love, God bless."

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


 

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comment by Money_May, on 05-16-2014
[QUOTE=PRPOWERPUNCHES]Mannn, I'm so pissed off at Louie..Not only for losing but losing to a straight up bum..He should get his Brooklyn card revoked..The truth of the matter is Collazo like manny other fighters today are getting bought out, straight up...I lost all respect for Collazo and won't ...

comment by Box-Office, on 05-16-2014
[QUOTE=Black Barty]Yeah none of Khan's best wins count, because the opponents didn't "show up". Judah and Collazo were "not themselves", and Maidana is "a completely different fighter now". But the Peterson loss was perfectly legit, and anyone who mentions the drug cheating is only making poor...

comment by john_uphold, on 05-16-2014
[QUOTE=EXPOSEDheroes]Truth is, Collazo was not there physically. Poor training and a damaged hand. The Collazo that fought Mosley and got robbed by Hatton was not present for Khan. If you think that was the best Luis Collazo, you must be new to the sport.[/QUOTE] The damaged hand happened...

comment by komodo, on 05-16-2014
Before the fight "I'm a 100% physically, mentally and spiritually ready" after the fight "I'm mentally retarded doe" :lol1: Brooklyn sit yo azz down. Khan 4 - 0 Brooklyn.

comment by Syf, on 05-16-2014
[QUOTE=Kaimuki49]Luis certainly did not fight his best fight. He is not a Hall of Famer, but he is much better than most give him credit for. The take away from the Khan fight however is that it is way past time for refs to call Khan on his incessant holding. Modern day fighters are generally ...

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