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Luis Collazo: I Want One of The Top Welterweights Next

Uniondale, New York - Former world champion Luis Collazo (38-7, 20 KOs) earned a majority decision victory over Bryant Perrella (15-2, 13 KOs) in their 10-round welterweight showdown.
 
Perrella entered the ring with the reach and height advantage, but the veteran Collazo quickly strategized to walk through Perrella's jab to deliver power punches. Collazo started to inflict damage beginning in rounds three and four when he had Perella stunned several times against the ropes.
 
"Perrella didn't have much power, which allowed me to just stay on top of him and smother his punches," said Collazo. "I was able to play the aggressor and control the fight."

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Collazo had to continue to stalk the increasingly evasive Perrella, but was able to show off his impressive ring savvy by cutting off the ring to implement his offense. Collazo had Perrella hurt badly in the late rounds of the fight, but Perrella was able to show enough toughness and athleticism to see the final bell.
 
"I've had a lot of fights that prepared me for what I had to do tonight," said Collazo. "I felt strong in there, but I'll know more once I look at the tape. I want one of the top welterweights next."
 
The opening bout on FS2 and FOX Deportes saw rising unbeaten prospect Gary Antuanne Russell (7-0, 7 KOs), younger brother of WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr., deliver a powerful first round knockout over Mexico's Jose Esquivel (10-7, 2 KOs).
 
Russell threw a right hook to the head and followed it up with a perfect left hook to Esquivel's stomach that put his opponent down for good, with the official stoppage coming 25 seconds into round one.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 08-07-2018

At least he can punch. But he looked like **** against Khan.

Comment by yankees7448 on 08-06-2018

If Collazo wants to fight a top fighter he needs to keep fighting and keep winning. A rematch with Berto or a fight with Lipenets (Whatever his name is) would be a good next step.

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 08-06-2018

Berto 2 or stay busy fight for Spence.

Comment by whatismyname on 08-06-2018

[QUOTE=mxtali;18998546]having avergae timing and no knockout power is asking to get schooled by Khan.[/QUOTE] Collazo got power. Just watch his KO's. He even hurt Thurman

Comment by Damn Wicked on 08-06-2018

Holy F00k, I was reading the title of this thread as "Luis Ortiz" wants top welterweight. I was like, WTF???!!!!!

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