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Luis Collazo: I Still Have The Fire, I Want The Top Names at 147

Brooklyn native and former welterweight world champion Luis Collazo kept his championship hopes alive with a split decision over Samuel Vargas (30-5-2, 14 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight brawl.

The judges scored the bout as followed: 96-94 Collazo, 96-94 Vargas, and 98-92 Collazo. The 37-year-old Collazo (39-7, 20 KOs) battled Vargas in what was a phone booth battle, with little separating the two combatants.

Collazo has won three in a row since challenging Keith Thurman for the welterweight title in 2015.

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Collazo landed nearly 50 percent of his power shots, while Vargas landed 190 of 753 total punches.
 
“As a fighter, we always want to fight for a world title. I want to be a world champion again," Collazo said.

"I still got the desire. I still got the fire. And I would like to fight the top guys in the welterweight division. They know who they are. I called them out before. It just hasn’t happened.”

Also on the card, veteran Oscar Mojica (12-5-1, 1 KOs) scored, by far, the biggest win of his career, defeating three-time Irish Olympian Paddy Barnes (5-2, 1 KO) via six-round split decision in a bantamweight bout.

Mojica knocked Barnes to the canvas with a body shot in the second round, but the referee did not rule it a knockdown. Barnes, who suffered a broken nose in the opening round, never could get on track.
 
“It was really important for me {to hurt him with that body shot}, even though they didn’t count it as a knockdown. It gave me confidence," Mojica said. "I knew I could hurt him throughout the other rounds. I got a little away from my game plan, but I stayed sharp for the most part. I deserved to win. If I win here in New York, Madison Square Garden, St. Patrick’s Day, and I came out with the win, it was because I deserved it.
 
“I give the most credit to Paddy Barnes. He’s a great fighter, ex-Olympian. He had an amazing career.”
 
Said Barnes: “In the first round, he broke my nose. And to be honest, I don’t know how the judges scored it close because I thought he won every round.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Heat79 on 03-19-2019

He will be a good step up for Jaron Ennis

Comment by Snoop Frog on 03-18-2019

[QUOTE=Jim Tom;19595804][COLOR="Red"][B]I just wish boxers could invest their earnings more while they are still young[/B][/COLOR] so they don't keep fighting way past their best days. I don't enjoy seeing these guys getting pummelled by young champions. Boxing is a very…

Comment by Mister Wolf on 03-18-2019

Feed Mikey to him.

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 03-18-2019

Berto - Collazo rematch please.

Comment by Southpawology on 03-18-2019

[QUOTE=Jim Tom;19595804]I just wish boxers could invest their earnings more while they are still young so they don't keep fighting way past their best days. I don't enjoy seeing these guys getting pummelled by young champions. [B]Boxing is a very…

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