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 Last update:  5/3/2014       Read more by Rick Reeno         
Khan Lands at 147, Drops Collazo Three Times To Win
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By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Amir Khan (29-3, 19KOs) made his debut at the welterweight limit with a twelve round unanimous decision over former WBA champion Luis Collazo (35-6, 18KOs) to pick up the vacant WBC silver title. Collazo went down three times in the fight. The scores were 117-106, 119-104, 119-104.

Khan's fast hands were getting to the target first at the start. Collazo was having trouble dealing with Khan's faster hands. In the third Khan scored a flash knockdown and was landing big shots on Collazo. But Collazo started to rally in the final minute of the round to get out of trouble.

Collazo was applying a lot pressure on Khan and doing it with his hands down, a tactic to get Khan to open up. But it was Khan's quicker, more accurate punches that were scoring the points. Khan was stunned in the eight but quickly recovered. Near the end of the round Khan lost a point for excessive holding.

Collazo was making it close in the ninth the stretch but he was unable to stop Khan's charge in the tenth as Khan scored back to back knockdowns against the ropes after landing hard left hands, and then nearly finished Collazo off before the bell rang to close the round.

Khan outboxed Collazo in the eleventh. He saw himself go down at the start of the twelfth from a hard low blow. It took Khan a good minute or so to recover from the shot. Khan finished the fight by outboxing Collazo to final bell.

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


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comment by Uklad, on 05-04-2014
Watching that fight again I realised that Khan took Collazo to Virgil Hunter's Old school gym and outboxed the sh^t outta him...

comment by -=Shade=-, on 05-04-2014
[QUOTE=Southpaw King]Collazo fought like an absolute a-hole...what happen to collazo that fought berto and ortiz?? He's a f.ucking bum he did more b!tching then fighting.:lame:[/QUOTE] Frustration.

comment by FistoftheDallasStar, on 05-04-2014
Kahn has shown to be a solid fighter his whole career. After Manny, Kahn has the second best chance of winning (of fighters Floyd would consider fighting that is). The only problem I see would be how Amir's chin would hold up to Floyd's quick power. This could turn into a rock'em sock'em type fi...

comment by Southpaw King, on 05-04-2014
I think khan did good against collazo...I can't say he's improved because he has yet to face stiffer opposition at 147 and there's a lot Of talent out there...yet and I still I give him props for the win...he through some good combos man...however he appeared to have gased out when he had collazo...

comment by budfr, on 05-04-2014
Khan hugged so many times I lost count. Whatta b1tch.

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