Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Luis Collazo Heads To Puerto Rico, Eyes Danny Garcia

Brooklyn, NY - WBA International Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo will travel to his homeland of Puerto Rico to attend Saturday night's Danny Garcia vs. Mauricio Herrera unified lightweightworld championship bout at Coliseo de Ruben Rodriguez in Baymon live on SHOWTIME®.He will also be visiting family and friends that still live on the island.

"I'm going to the fight as a boxing fan, because it's always great to see the Puerto Rican fans, they are amazing," said Collazo.  "Danny was ringside when I fought Victor Ortiz, and I want to be there when he makes his Puerto Rico fighting debut. It's going to be a great fight."

Born in Brooklyn and of Puerto Rican descent, Collazo has family in Puerto Rico including his mother, grandmother, brothers, cousins and nieces and nephews, "I visited Puerto Rico five months ago, I try to come as often as possible, but sometimes it is hard with my training schedule," said Collazo.

In honor to his beloved Puerto Rico, Collazo has the Puerto Rican flag embroidered on his trunks every time he fights. "I'm proud of my roots, and I'm not afraid to show it."

A Garcia vs. Collazo fight would give passionate boxing fans something to cheer about. Not only is Puerto Rico home to some of the most passionate boxing fans, Philadelphia and Brooklyn, Garica and Collazo's respective hometowns, also boast some incredibly passionate followers of the sweet science.

"I would love to fight Danny when he moves up in weight," Collazo continued.  "He's a great young champion but I would give him something he's never seen before. It would be a great battle of Puerto Rican champions."

Collazo is eyeing the best fighters in his division.  Amir Khan is still in the mix for his next fight, but his ultimate goal is a chance to fight pound-for-pound king Floyd "Money" Mayweather.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mirko Troll Cop on 09-13-2016

John Molina at the Barclay's or Luis Collazo....

Comment by zuz on 03-13-2014

[QUOTE=drenlou;14321384]Nah it would be danny's welterweight debut....[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Hougigo;14321416]Ahhh okay...WW debut.[/QUOTE] It seems someone doesn't know [B]s[/B]hit about boxing.

Comment by JrRod on 03-13-2014

While many would think this is a step down for Danny I would love to see this fight. Collazo is one of the most underrated fighters.

Comment by Juan,000,000 on 03-13-2014

[QUOTE=Jloro;14321769]I though he was gonna fight Floyd in Brooklyn lmao[/QUOTE]Yea until Floyd realized he was a real threat lmfao.

Comment by Jloro on 03-13-2014

I though he was gonna fight Floyd in Brooklyn lmao

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (22)
Top Headlines Garcia Expects Broner to Be Biggest Puncher He Has Faced Yarde Would Love To Emulate Roy Jones, Win Title at Heavyweight Amanda Serrano-Edina Kiss: Still Worth a Look on Delay Nikki Adler Confident She'll Hand Claressa Shields Her First Loss Erol Ceylan Discusses The Past, Present and Future of EC Boxing Hatton: Pacquiao Got Old Overnight, When Horn Beats You... Malignaggi: McGregor Has Game Plan, It's Not What People Think Robert Guerrero and Knowing When To Say When Isaac Zarate Drops, Shocks Carlos Carlson To Win Decision Antonio Moran Stops Rosales To Win WBO Regional Title Amanda Serrano Stops Kiss: Cintron, Oquendo Win By KO White Smiles: Mayweather's Kink is Southpaws, McGregor is One Broner vs. Garcia Approved By WBC For The "Diamond Title" De La Hoya: McGregor Can Beat Floyd - With Flying Kick To Head! Manager: McGregor Will Be Best Fighter in History With Upset Win Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell Ordered By The WBA Duva: Barrera is One of Several Options For Kovalev's Return Ustinov vs. Oquendo For Vacant WBA Title in Play For October 2 Lomachenko: I Was Preparing For Salido, But Ready For Marriaga Muwendo, Esquivias Battle at M3 Anaheim Event Center Malignaggi on Sparring McGregor: Good Power, He's No Dummy! Mauricio Herrera vs. Jesus Soto Karass Undercard Information Charlo: My Power is God-Given; Will Translate Immediately at 160 Canelo vs. Golovkin - Closed Circuit Ticket Information Kell Brook Mulled Retirement, Hints at 'Big Changes' in Return Duke Micah Signs Promotional Deal With Evander Holyfield Bryan Figueroa Inks Promotional Pact With Sampson Boxing Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams II on October 28 in Manchester Broner: 'No Way In Hell' Garcia is a Better Boxer Than Me! Berchelt: I'm Best in Division; I'd 'Definitely Beat' Lomachenko Abel Sanchez is Open To Training Sergey Kovalev, Door is Open Adrien Broner on Mikey Garcia: 'I'm Coming to ‘F*** Him Up!' Joseph Parker: I Back Myself To Beat Anyone, I'll Fight Anyone! Horn: Khan is a Brilliant Boxer, But if Hit on Chin - He Will Sleep Monroe on Saunders: I'd Fight That Motherf***er for 75 Dollars Johnny Nelson: Not a Lock That Mayweather Beats McGregor Juan Manuel Marquez Fight Pushed Back - September or October White: Mayweather Would 'Destroy Conor's Life' if He Goes MMA Curtis Stevens a Free Agent, Parts Ways With Main Events De La Hoya: Mayweather Has Not Been Good For Boxing!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement