Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Manager: Sammy Vasquez Will Use Collazo Fight To Boost Career

By Reynaldo "El Papi Chulo" Sanchez

Garry Jonas from PROBOX Management believes that Sammy Vasquez Jr. 21-1-0 (15 KO's) has the potential to regain the proper footing for his career in 2017 after suffering his first career defeat last year to Olympic gold medal winner Felix Diaz. Vasquez Jr. will face experienced former world champion Luis Collazo 36-7-0 on February 4 at Horseshoe Casino, Tunica, Mississippi in a 10-round bout.

"Sammy Vasquez Jr. is a warrior, he has the character to go forward, and this opportunity against Collazo will be Sammy's return to the big fights. He is at the best level and will soon be challenging boxers like Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman, Errol Spence Jr. and the best out there at welterweight," Jonas said.

"In the same way that Vasquez Jr. did, we do not want to make any excuses about his defeat in the last fight. I just want to say that we at PROBOX and PBC, we are convinced that this year Sammy Vasquez Jr. will return to the big fights."

sammy-vasquez-1

Collazo is a very experienced fighter who has faced great challenges in his career - with boxers like Shane Mosley, Amir Khan, Victor Ortiz, Ricky Hatton and Keith Thurman on his record. Collazo has won and lost against the best possible opposition, and this fight against Vasquez Jr. will display whether or not Sammy is at a top best level.

"I think Collazo is a tough fighter, crafty and has a lot of will. I think our fight will be great but I'm coming back to show the best of me that anyone has ever seen. My loss with Diaz doesn't affect me at all and it is what it is, now I have everything taken care of, I'm hungrier than ever. I think the loss helped me in the fact that people won't duck me anymore and make them think they've seen a weakness,”  said Vasquez Jr.

Vasquez Jr. is taking this fight very seriously. His workouts are intense and he hopes to arrive in the best condition to resume his place from the very start of 2017.

"Sammy is a pro, he prepares for each fight with determination and that is what will stamp his name again with the big fights," concludes Jonas.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by slimPickings on 01-02-2017

The report reads like an infomercial! You win some. You lose some. Not the end of the world! Dust yourself off and get back in the game. In the meantime Felix Diaz has joined the High Risk Low Reward club!!

Comment by BOXING-SCRIBE on 01-02-2017

Collazo may have the sarge koed at parade rest lol..Vazquez is trash. Simple. The new soto karass

Comment by yngwie on 01-02-2017

They looked past Diaz and that was a wrong move, also, who was the person that decided to put an undefeated olympic champion in replace of freaking Luis Collazo?.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines James Tennyson Aims To Dominate, Pressure Tevin Farmer Hearn Warns Team Wilder: Hurry Up, You Haven't Got Long Golovkin Opponents Split on Canelo Rematch Outcome Ngabu vs. Merhy in Play For EBU Strap After Jur KO Loss Joshua vs. Povetkin: The Joys of Disappointment Abel Sanchez Not Surprised Canelo Withstood Golovkin's Power Mikey Garcia: My Main Target, Focus and No. 1 Goal is Spence! Adonis Stevenson vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk Card Coming Together Pacquiao Says No Tune-Up Needed, Mayweather May Have One Miguel Roman: Miguel Berchelt Will Not Withstand My Pace Yuriorkis Gamboa, Juan Manuel Lopez Doubleheader on 11/10 Sergio Martinez Discusses Unbeaten Prospect Jon Fernandez Photos: Luke Campbell, Yvan Mendy, Okolie, Askin - Workouts Photos: David Price, Sergey Kuzmin - Open Workouts Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Putting in Work Fury on Wilder: Klitschko Hit Really Hard Too, It Didn't Affect Me! Arum Amused: I'd Be Conflicted If De La Hoya Ran Against Trump Froch: Joshua Needs to Entertain, Show Fighting Spirit Again Joshua-Povetkin: A Look at Heavyweight Olympic Champions UK News: McCullagh-Kennedy, Edwards-Farrag, Gallagher-Byrne Savannah Marshall Added To Fury vs. Pulev Card Amir Khan: Did You See The Size of Canelo When He Fought Me?! Gallagher Expects Smith To Peak, Shine Against George Groves Chocolatito's Options To Be Evaluated, Yafai Not Ruled Out Lemieux: Golovkin is Not The Same, Rematch Would Be Different Arum: Lomachenko Wants Mikey Garcia Fight Right After Pedraza Frank Warren: I Had Golovkin Beating Canelo By Three Rounds Anthony Joshua Won't Chase a KO: I've Got To Be Clever Now Kevin Johnson Feels Experience Edge May Down Daniel Dubois Hearn: I'm Quite Worried, Povetkin is Tough Fight For Joshua David Benavidez Makes No Excuses, Apologizes For Failed Test Golovkin's Coach: Canelo Vindicated Himself For Positive Tests Energy Execs Glove Up To Knock Out Child Sexual Abuse Frank Warren: Frampton-Warrington is Not Two Recycled Guys DAZN, The New Kid On The Block, Ready For Boxing Kickoff Canelo's Possible Return: December 15 Reserved at MSG, MGM Nacho: Canelo Did Great, But I Think Golovkin Won WBC Prez: Canelo Deserved The Win in Golovkin Rematch David Benavidez Comes Up Positive For Cocaine in VADA Test Wilder vs. Fury Promotional Tour is Ready, Reveals Frank Warren
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement