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Sammy Vasquez: Collazo Just Caught Me, I Need To Return Stronger

TUNICA, MS - Former world champion Luis Collazo (37-7, 20 KOs) delivered an early "Knockout of the Year" candidate with a sixth-round knockout of welterweight contender Sammy Vasquez Jr. (21-2, 15 KOs) Thursday night in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes from Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.
 
The Brooklyn-native Collazo started slow as Vasquez Jr. looked to control the fight with his movement and jab.

The action began to pick-up in the third round as Collazo struck the first major blow of the fight, connecting on a right hand that sent Vasquez Jr. to the canvas.

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Vasquez Jr. stunned Collazo early in the fourth round with an overhand left and pressed forward to initiate numerous exchanges along the ropes. Collazo was able to hold off his younger opponent and do damage with body shots and short punches in the exchanges.
 
After a more tactical round five, Vasquez Jr. once again pushed forward on Collazo in the hopes of getting his offense going.

The veteran Collazo was prepared for the attack and connected on a vicious right hand that put Vasquez on the mat and out for good as referee Bill Clancy halted the bout at 1:27 into the round.
 
"I felt like I was starting to get in my groove. He just caught me with a really great shot at the right time. I knew his big punch was the right hook. I was working on keeping my hand up to block it. I dropped it at the wrong time and he got me," Vasquez said. 

"Obviously this is going to set me back. I need to come back stronger. I hope that I can come back and fight someone that can help me move up the ranks."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lester Tutor on 02-04-2017

[QUOTE=skipwade74;17402107]MIcky Ward is Irish that ain't white and Sammy pretends to be white to hide his shame and Mex half of nothing.[/QUOTE] Micky Ward was born in Ireland? Isn't Alvarez the best next Irishman? NSB fans love him because he…

Comment by daggum on 02-04-2017

can't outbox the slicker guys and can't outbang even guys like collazo....where do you go.......mma?

Comment by skipwade74 on 02-04-2017

[QUOTE=SugarKaineHook;17402097]You mean he is ashamed of being white? Like Micky Ward?[/QUOTE] MIcky Ward is Irish that ain't white and Sammy pretends to be white to hide his shame and Mex half of nothing.

Comment by skipwade74 on 02-04-2017

MIcky Ward is Irish that ain't white. Sammy pretends to be white when it suits him well. Sammy is now a boxing bottom feeder.

Comment by Lester Tutor on 02-04-2017

[QUOTE=skipwade74;17401800]people who say they are half mexican pose as white to avoid the shame. Sammy is this decades Mickey Ward an average slow easy to hit pug going nowhere.[/QUOTE] You mean he is ashamed of being white? Like Micky Ward?

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