Khan vs. Collazo
Amir Khan has had 15 title fights since 2007 and his welterweight debut against Luis Collazo at MGM Grand on Saturday was no exception. His opponent was strong and game but somewhat limited as a boxer and was expected to test Khan’s ability to deal with raw power and aggression.
Khan showed progress in the way he used his speed. His fast footwork did not appear to be chaotic like in previous outings and maneuvered him in proper range and correct angle towards the heavy handed southpaw Collazo. His hand speed was purposeful this time; he delivered sharp straight shots from comfortable range combined with good movement and defensive alert. The bulky and menacing Collazo was dazzled by the fast and accurate combos and constant motion of his opponent while he was looking for an opening and trying to walk Khan down to the corner. Continue reading
British star Amir Khan floored Luis Collazo three times en route to a 12-round unanimous decision 117-106, 119-104, 119-104.
Khan (29-3, 19 KOs), in his first bout at 147 pounds, showcased his speed, footwork and precision from the opening bell. Khan landed 50 percent of his power punches and mixed in a dose of roughhouse tactics, which added up to a frustrating night for Collazo.
Both fighters were fined a point in the eighth at separate times by referee Vic Drakulich. With Khan holding Collazo’s head down, Collazo was fined for a low blow. Just seconds later, Khan was penalized one point for holding. Continue reading
The Moment – Big Fight Preview: Mayweather’s mindset, Khan’s toughest clash and Broner getting back to basics
Probably three of the top ten draws in boxing right now, today’s event featuring Adrien Broner, Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan is one to relish.
Granted, real boxing fans know that the headline clash between Mayweather and Marcos Maidana is about as one-sided a bout as ‘Money’ has been in for a long time. However, a chance to also witness Broner back to his spectacular best and Khan in a real 50/50 bout makes this a special card.
Also featuring will be some of Mayweather Promotions’ best prospects as well as another UK Olympic medalist that Golden Boy Promotions are hoping to turn into the next Amir Khan. With such a stacked show it can be hard to get your head around all that is on offer, so here is a breakdown of all the goings on involved in The Moment. Continue reading
AMIR KHAN v LUIS COLLAZO – OFFICIAL WEGH-IN @ MGM GRAND / THE MOMENT Continue reading
Boxing’s star attraction Floyd Mayweather has vowed to give fans an edge-of-the-seat thriller against Marcos Maidana this Saturday night.
The pound-for-pound kingpin faces the rugged Argentine at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live and exclusive on BoxNation, with the promise to stand and engage with the renowned knockout artist when they clash at the iconic boxing coliseum. Continue reading
LAS VEGAS (May, 1 2014) – Undercard fighters from “THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana” took the stage at the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand today for the final press conference before their fights this Saturday, May 3, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena live on SHOWTIME PPV®.
Below is what the fighters from this stellar televised undercard had to say:
AMIR “KING” KHAN, Former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion
“This is a great event, every fight here could be a main event. There’s a lot of great fighters up here. Continue reading
The Moment’s undercard fighters’ final press conference took place on Thursday, Day 3 of fight week in Las Vegas. Each fighter took the podium to say their last words to the press as they prepare for battle in a few days.
Coming off from his December loss, one wasn’t sure if Adrien Broner would be more humble this time around. A press conference could always use some some color and excitement. Although Broner is not headlining the card, he made it a point to be heard during the conference.
Each fighter praised their opponent, but each promised victory at the same time.
Here are notable quotes from each fighter along with visuals. Continue reading
AMIR KHAN WANTS THE ‘BEST LUIS COLLAZO’ SO THERE IS NO EXCUSES – INTERVIEW WITH KUGAN CASSIUS
AMIR KHAN v LUIS COLLAZO – FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE – THE MOMENT (MAY 3)
‘AMIR KHAN HAS PICKED A GREAT FANS & HAS GIVEN FIGHT FANS SOME EXCITEMENT’ – SAYS LUIS COLLAZO
AMIR KHAN SENDS MESSAGE TO TRAVELLING UK & FANS BACK HOME / KHAN v COLLAZO
AMIR KHAN v LUIS COLLAZO FACE OFF @ FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE – ‘THE MOMENT’
Although the spotlight remains on the main event of The Moment, the May 3rd Showtime Pay-Per-View show is loaded with a star line-up of undercard fighters.
Amir Khan Vs. Luis Collazo and Adrien Broner Vs. Carlos Molina are set to be the headlining supporting bouts of the evening. On Wednesday, the fighters took the time to do brief workouts in front of fans and the media to lead up to their fights.
Here are visuals from each of the fighters.
Day 3 will feature the final press conference for the undercard fights. More coverage to come! Continue reading
LUIS COLLAZO, WBA International Welterweight Champion
“This is a fight that could take me to another level in the welterweight division, and I’m just very humbled by the opportunity. May 3 is going to be a great night of boxing.
“Khan’s got great speed, but I think he might be a little bit slower than Andre Berto was, and that was a big fight for me. Come fight night we’ll definitely see if his speed is going to be a factor or not.
“If he takes me lightly, more power to him. But come fight night I’m just going to try to capitalize on all his mistakes. That’s my main thing, and I’m just working my butt off. I’m working hard to give all fans what they want, a great and exciting show. Continue reading