Two Rights Leave One Left Out – Collazo KOs Ortiz

Ortiz vs. Collazo - Events at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY build up nicely for the shortened main event. First Gary "Mr" Russell, Jr.  24-0-0 (KO 14) proved he is better than most even when he's not feeling well.  He let that slip at the pre-fight meeting with the media.  Any questions Fox Sports1 announcers Barry Tompkins, Paulie Malignaggi and Bernard Hopkins about how he would perform were quickly answered.   Gary demonstrated he is deserving of serious consideration in the feather and super featherweight divisions by making short work of veteran Miguel "Yaqui" Tamyo. 15-8-2 (KO13)  Russell gave up height and reach, but you wouldn't know it.

Events at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY build up nicely for the shortened main event. First Gary “Mr” Russell, Jr. 24-0-0 (KO 14) proved he is better than most even when he’s not feeling well. He let that slip at the pre-fight meeting with the media. Any questions Fox Sports1 announcers Barry Tompkins, Paulie Malignaggi and Bernard Hopkins about how he would perform were quickly answered. Gary demonstrated he is deserving of serious consideration in the feather and super featherweight divisions by making short work of veteran Miguel “Yaqui” Tamyo. 15-8-2 (KO13) Russell gave up height and reach, but you wouldn’t know it.

He is so smooth and such a good manager of distance that he seems always to be in range, that and the fact that Yaqui cooperated as well. Unfortunately for him, it really didn’t matter whether he tried to be aggressive, either at short range or from a distance. For Gary, Yaqui was always within range. His speed, power and accuracy were just too much for Yaqui. He would try to block the shots and counter, but it was quickly apparent he was getting beat down.

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Luis Collazo wows hometown crowd with second round knockout over Victor Ortiz; fight night results

Ortiz vs. Collazo - BROOKLYN, N.Y. (January 31) - It's a super week in New York City and several of the five boroughs' finest boxing talent showed their super skills Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The action culminated with a surprising second round knockout of former WBC Welterweight World Champion "Vicious" Victor Ortiz (29-5-2, 22 KO's) as a result of a right hook thrown by WBA International Welterweight Champion and Brooklyn native Luis Collazo (35-5, 18 KO's).

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (January 31) – It’s a super week in New York City and several of the five boroughs’ finest boxing talent showed their super skills Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The action culminated with a surprising second round knockout of former WBC Welterweight World Champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (29-5-2, 22 KO’s) as a result of a right hook thrown by WBA International Welterweight Champion and Brooklyn native Luis Collazo (35-5, 18 KO’s).

“I had no doubt in my mind that I was going to win,” said Collazo. “I went through hard times and maybe I wasn’t ready before, but I was ready today.

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Collazo Paid his dues, Cashes in at Barclay’s Center

Ortiz vs. Collazo - Eighteen months off for Victor Ortiz resulted in just below six minutes in the ring as he was shocked by a right hook from Luis Collazo. Tonight was all about Victor Ortiz who for awhile was being pushed along by Golden Boy Promotions as the next possible star and after a bumpy road this may be the final set back.  Ortiz in the prefight hype claimed he never really left the gym despite having a badly broken jaw and that his physique should show it.  Well Ortiz looked to be in great shape but he came out tight in the first round and was wide with his shots.  He won the first round and was aggressive.  His lead hand work was pretty good as his jab and right hook appeared to be on point.  Luis Collazo fought a relaxed and intelligent fight looking to set up the left hand in the first round.  The second round became interesting as both men traded left hands early in the round.

Eighteen months off for Victor Ortiz resulted in just below six minutes in the ring as he was shocked by a right hook from Luis Collazo. Tonight was all about Victor Ortiz who for awhile was being pushed along by Golden Boy Promotions as the next possible star and after a bumpy road this may be the final set back. Ortiz in the prefight hype claimed he never really left the gym despite having a badly broken jaw and that his physique should show it. Well Ortiz looked to be in great shape but he came out tight in the first round and was wide with his shots. He won the first round and was aggressive. His lead hand work was pretty good as his jab and right hook appeared to be on point. Luis Collazo fought a relaxed and intelligent fight looking to set up the left hand in the first round. The second round became interesting as both men traded left hands early in the round.

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Collazo destroys Ortiz in 2nd round; Russell Jr. stops Tamayo

We may have seen the end of Victor Ortiz’s once promising career tonight with him getting blasted out in just two rounds by non-puncher Luis Collazo (35-5, 18 KO’s) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Ortiz was literally begging to be knocked out from the 1st round with the way that he was swinging for the fences and leaving himself open for short hooks by Collazo in between his shots.

In the 2nd round, Ortiz’s wild fighting style finally caught up to him when he was tagged by a hard right hook by Collazo while in the process of throwing another one of his own shots. The punch from Collazo snapped Ortiz’s head back, causing him to spin around and bend over facing the audience.

Collazo didn’t waste any time in taking advantage of the helpless Ortiz by landing a left hand that barely connected to his head followed by a light right hook that sent Ortiz down on the canvas on his knees. Ortiz then stayed in that position while the referee counted him out. The official time of the stoppage was 2:59 of the round.

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Victor Ortiz vs. Luis Collazo quotes for Thursday’s fight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York

Ortiz vs. Collazo - BROOKLYN, N.Y. (January 27) - Photo by HoganPhotos - Fighters for the Victor Ortiz vs. Luis Collazo card gathered at Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, N.Y. to workout for the media and hold a press conference before their respective Thursday, Jan. 30 fights at Barclays Center airing live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (January 27) – Photo by HoganPhotos – Fighters for the Victor Ortiz vs. Luis Collazo card gathered at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, N.Y. to workout for the media and hold a press conference before their respective Thursday, Jan. 30 fights at Barclays Center airing live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.

VICTOR ORTIZ, Former WBC Welterweight World Champion

“We’re so ready, we’ve had the best sparring partners and we’re ready to get in the ring. Training camp was really good.

[On experiencing “ring rust”] “Absolutely not, I’m completely 100 percent confident. I have no ring rust whatsoever.

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Russell Jr. v Tamayo opens Fox coverage of Ortiz vs Collazo

Top super featherweight contender Gary “The Lion” Russell Jr. will kick off the FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes telecast live from Barclays Center on Thursday, Jan. 30 when he faces Obregon, Mexico’s Miguel “Yaqui” Tamayo in the opening televised bout on the fight card headlined by the WBA International Welterweight Title fight between “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Luis Collazo.

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Schaefer: Victor Ortiz wants to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. again

Ortiz vs. Collazo - Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is going to be trying to rebuild the career of his fighter former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-4-2, 22 KO's) in 2014. Ortiz, 26, hasn't fought since his loss to Josesito Lopez in June of 2012, and he's lost his last two fights with one of them being at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. That's who Ortiz wants to fight again if possible, but it's going to take a lot of hard work by him and Golden Boy for that rematch to take place.

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is going to be trying to rebuild the career of his fighter former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-4-2, 22 KO’s) in 2014. Ortiz, 26, hasn’t fought since his loss to Josesito Lopez in June of 2012, and he’s lost his last two fights with one of them being at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. That’s who Ortiz wants to fight again if possible, but it’s going to take a lot of hard work by him and Golden Boy for that rematch to take place.

“There’s a lot of 140lb and 147lb match-ups we’re working on for this year and Ortiz-Collazo falls within that talented weight class. ‏He wants to get back on the road and fight Floyd Mayweather again but he can’t look past Luis Collazo.”

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Victor Ortiz hoping win over Collazo will get him Danny Garcia fight

ortiz34Former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-4-2, 22 KO’s) is expecting big things if he can get past 32-year-old former WBA World welterweight champion Luis Collazo (34-5, 17 KO’s) next month in their scheduled 10 round fight on January 30th at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Ortiz is hoping that a victory over Collazo will get him a big fight against Danny Garcia, the WBA/WBC light welterweight champion. That fight, if it takes place, would be held in the 147 lb. division.

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